Defamation Investigations by CCS
If your personal or professional reputation has been damaged by false or misleading statements, then talk to us today.
Why would I need CCS to conduct a defamation investigation?
If your reputation has been damaged by false information of a business competitor or a person who sees you as their enemy, then it is of paramount importance to have a defamation investigation conducted. Each moment that the defamatory content remains on the internet is another moment it can damage your reputation and worse, the content can be spread to an infinite number of places on the web, making it harder to control and repair damage caused.
Defamation is a concept that has been growing in the spotlight in the last few years mainly due to the negative impact of such conduct across social media and news platforms. As social media platforms have expanded and the world wide web continues to grow, there is now a greater risk than ever with having a presence online and with the production of online content. A single post on the internet can end up in an infinite number of places.
Defamation is the publication of material that could result in injury to a person’s reputation. A variety of elements need to be met to constitute defamation. These elements often include:
A statement that has been published to a third party;
The statement is false;
The statement caused injury to the person’s reputation or could cause injury.
CCS has been involved in a number of defamation matters and has assisted victims of defamation as well as those accused of defamation. In our experience we have worked with victims where an offender has deliberately posted information with an intent to cause harm and have assisted legal professionals with identifying the offender and conducting investigations to support litigation processes and outcomes.
CCS has also helped people who have been accused of defamation but have maintained their innocence and need help with their defence. We have identified a growing need to educate users of social media platforms about defamation due to the cases we have been involved in. In one case a teenager was accused of defamation as a result of communications via Facebook where comments had been left on a public page. Whilst the teenager maintained they were unaware of the concept of defamation and took actions to delete the defamatory posts, the content had still been published and harm caused. CCS is able to assist with management of the content and preparation of defence.
Complete Corporate Services solutions for defamation investigations
Identifying and locating offenders, particularly those posting anonymously online.
Liaising with search engines and websites to resolve the issue.
Removal of offending material.
Preparing and making police complaints.
CCS has a close referral partner who provides content removal services. We can refer you so that the content of interest can be removed from the internet by professionals who have expertise in this specific areas.
We are also frequently engaged by legal professionals to locate important witnesses and serve documents for court proceedings. Locating witnesses can literally make the difference to a defamation case.
Talk to us about the specifics of your situation. Over the years we have undertaken many investigations into defamation matters with outstanding success. We are familiar with Court process and legal procedures and disputes, and have a history of working with law firms to perform investigations that assist in achieving the client’s desired outcome.
Whatever your matter, CCS understands that each matter is unique and provides a tailored service to match the client’s needs. We place an emphasis on building long-term relationships with clients and have proven success in delivering desirable outcomes that meet and exceed client objectives and expectations.
We encourage clients to call and discuss their defamation investigation needs to see whether we can assist.
Call 1300 911 334 to discuss your needs, on a strictly confidential, no obligation basis