This is an example letter to help you demand a person cease making defamatory comments about you, apologise, retract the statements and potentially pay compensation.
This letter is based on the law of NSW.
You will need to collect evidence of the defamatory comments. Some may be in writing (e.g. on facebook) and others will be verbal.
For verbal comments you will need someone who heard the comments to tell you what the comments were and ideally send this to you in writing.
Once you have set out all of the defamatory comments, you will need to identify the loss suffered. The loss could be a loss of reputation, or a loss in business income.
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