Defamation

Defamation

If you are being accused of having publicly damaged someone’s reputation, or if you have been damaged yourself, we can help you!

 

In Singapore, defamation occurs when one person communicates material that lowers the reputation of another and that person has no legal defence in doing so.

 

It might be a highly critical comment online, a slanderous comment made about them in a social or community group, or could even be something reported about them in the media which is simply not true and which paints them in a terrible light. In our increasingly digital age, where people often post ill-considered comments online, this is becoming an area of growing concern.

 

In Singapore, this area is governed primarily by the Defamation Act (Chapter 75). It allows us to take some action when something with a defamatory imputation is “published” in a range of contexts, including an article, report, advertisement or other thing communicated by means of a newspaper, magazine or other periodical, television, radio, the internet or any other form of electronic communication. It can also occur in the context of a letter, note or other writing, a picture, gesture or something stated orally.

 

When you are looking for a Singapore lawyer who has experience in Defamation law, or for further information in relation to any Defamation issues, please do not hesitate to contact our partner Thomas Sim.

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Defamation

If you are being accused of having publicly damaged someone’s reputation, or if you have been damaged yourself, we can help you!

 

In Singapore, defamation occurs when one person communicates material that lowers the reputation of another and that person has no legal defence in doing so.

 

It might be a highly critical comment online, a slanderous comment made about them in a social or community group, or could even be something reported about them in the media which is simply not true and which paints them in a terrible light. In our increasingly digital age, where people often post ill-considered comments online, this is becoming an area of growing concern.

 

In Singapore, this area is governed primarily by the Defamation Act (Chapter 75). It allows us to take some action when something with a defamatory imputation is “published” in a range of contexts, including an article, report, advertisement or other thing communicated by means of a newspaper, magazine or other periodical, television, radio, the internet or any other form of electronic communication. It can also occur in the context of a letter, note or other writing, a picture, gesture or something stated orally.

 

When you are looking for a Singapore lawyer who has experience in Defamation law, or for further information in relation to any Defamation issues, please do not hesitate to contact our partner Thomas Sim.

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