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I'm really sorry but it's actually very difficult to sue under defamation laws in the UK courts.
You have to bring the case in the High Court in London for a start and the costs of such claims easily run into thousands of pounds.
Part of the issue here is that the allegations are made in the private sphere of the family court too, not in public, so one of the conditions for the claim to be successful will not be met. Often lies are told in the family court - but there's punishment by way of contempt of court for someone lying under oath, as a possible route to redress if the lie can be proven.
I'm sorry, it's just not a very easy claim to make under UK law, unlike in the US where everyone seems to sue everyone else at the drop of a hat!
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You can of course have a solicitor write to the person asking them to desist from the behaviour concerned.
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