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I work in a big 4 management consultancy in Dubai, in the

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I work in a big 4 management consultancy in Dubai, in the Middle East. This firm is part of a global network and is 50% owned by the the same company in the UKI would like to sue the UK firm for defamation and malicious communication - if I resign from the Dubai firm (standard dubai contract) will I still be able to sue the UK firm

Hello. I am Ed, a Solicitor qualified in England & Wales with over a decade’s experience in the legal profession advising clients.

 

I specialise in Commercial Contracts, Business Transactions, Employment, Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury and Road Traffic Law and will be able to resolve your legal problem today.

 

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You may have a cause of action in Defamation against the author of the statement.

 

You must issue court proceedings within one year of the statement first being published.

 

In order for a claimant to succeed in a defamation claim, the following conditions must be met:

 

1. The statement in question must be a false statement of fact;

 

2. The statement must be negative and derogatory to the extent that it is capable of lowering the subject’s standing in the opinion of right-thinking members of society;

 

3. The statement in question identifies or refers to the claimant;

 

4. The statement in question was published to a third party;

 

5. The statement must be capable of causing the subject serious financial harm if allowed to stand.

 

There is no cause of action that sounds in damages in English civil law if another person simply lies to you, even if the lies are repeated and sustained over a long period of time. The lies must be tantamount to an attempt to defame or defraud you to the extent that they cause you, or are capable of causing you, financial loss.

 

I suggest that you instruct specialist reputation management solicitors to send a letter of claim to the author of the statement and have them sign an express written undertaking not to repeat the comments as well as providing you with an express written apology, retraction and correction.

If your employer requires you to sign a Settlement Agreement terminating your contract of employment, this is likely to compromise any claim against the employer of which you were aware at the time of entering into the Settlement Agreement, this will probably compromise any claim for Defamation as well as your Employment Rights Act and Equality Act claims against the employer.

 

I suggest that you insist on the employer expressly settling your Defamation claim against them in the Settlement Agreement with the obligation to provide a letter containing a full and unequivocal apology, retraction and correction to you and your termination payment reflecting the likely award that you would receive from a court in a Defamation action.

I hope this resolves your enquiry. Please revert to me if you have any further questions and I will be delighted to assist.

 

Otherwise, I shall be grateful if you will please mark your enquiry as “Closed” and give me a “Positive” rating in order to conclude this matter.

 

Kind regards

 

LawyerEd

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hi thanks for the message - can you call me ?
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It’s time dependent so would be good to talk asap