Law

Defamation-The Importance Of Gathering Evidence

October 17, 2021 Paul Brennan
Law
Defamation-The Importance Of Gathering Evidence
Show Notes Transcript

Act quickly to collate evidence as the goal posts shift.

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Lawyers - Property, commercial, disputes, Wills and estates

 A problem arises when you lack sufficient evidence.  For instance, there is the often alcohol fuelled, “I was only joking” insult, which grows into a whispering campaign which has proved so popular in clubs over the years.  

Your lawyer will seek to gain evidence which usually amounts to statements from other club members who are naturally reluctant to get involved and often report what they have heard from others rather than what they have directly seen or heard themselves. Therefore, it is best to consult a lawyer early as they can coach you on gaining sufficient evidence and how best to position yourself. It may be advisable to obtain evidence by court order order before proceedings are issued.

Ironically, in order to try to stop the defamer, often the victim must broadcast the insult which in turn places their own conduct under the microscope. This deters victims from doing anything at all. Provided that the perpetrator is sensible enough to stop, the matter ends and people move on with their lives, or at least the perpetrator finds another victim.   

If you have the misfortune of being defamed by a stupid person, you had best gather sufficient and relevant evidence or seek Mafia assistance.     

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Extract from "The Art of War, Peace & Palaver: The Contentious Guide to Legal Disputes"