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Lenczner Slaght has decades of litigation experience in defamation and related media matters. We regularly act as litigation or advisory counsel in libel issues arising across all print, broadcast and digital media channels. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants through libel trials and appeals.
We don’t just practice libel law: we shape it. Our lawyers have argued some of the leading defamation law cases before the Supreme Court of Canada.
We also know that clients often don’t want protracted litigation; sometimes what’s most important is a quick and practical solution. Our expert practitioners are adept at moving proactively to obtain apologies and retractions following inappropriate assertions in the media. We also work regularly with the courts and Internet service providers to have damaging material removed from the web on an urgent basis. In the course of helping our clients, Lenczner Slaght lawyers have made important contributions to the development of Canadian libel law in the digital age.