Experienced Defamation Lawyer Toronto
Smartblock Law Professional Corporation
Chetan Phull

Mr. Phull is the founder of Smartblock Law – A boutique law firm in Toronto with a well regarded reputation for their work in all areas of law at the Intersection of the Internet and Cyber Law.

As a cybersecurity lawyer in Toronto, a growing component of Chetan’s busy practice is defamation law, with a particular emphasis in online defamation. The proliferation of online forums, platforms and social media allow for free and immediate expressions of one’s opinions and experiences – and that’s great – as long as they are true!

One thing individuals and businesses have in common is the importance of our good names and reputations. What happens when a person – anonymously or otherwise – publishes untrue statements that are unjustified and harmful to ones reputation? The very nature of social media is that these posts can be shared, re-posted, liked, discussed, etc. Once out in the wild (The Internet) it can be very difficult to reign in and control. What then?

When an untrue statement is published and hurts the reputation of a person or business it is known as defamation. Defamatory statements are also commonly referred to as libel or libelous – Not to be confused with slander – Which is the term used to describe publicly spoken, untrue words that harm your reputation.

A Toronto Defamation Lawyer Protecting Your Reputation

As your defamation lawyer, Chetan Phull and Smartblock Law have experience in successfully resolving defamatory, libelous and slanderous statements arising from:

  • Social Media Posts
  • Review Platforms
  • Online Forums and Bulletin Boards
  • Radio and Television Broadcasts
  • Newspaper Articles and other publications (Online and Print)
  • Privacy Violations
  • Public Speaking Forums

Mr. Phull will hold the person(s) responsible for posting and spreading theses untruthful and reputation harming words accountable. This can include using available laws to force social media and other platforms to release the identification of anonymous posters, compel the removal, deletion and de-indexing of the defamation in question, obtain a public apology and, where suitable – pursue financial compensation to make amends and discourage future false statements.


  • Master of Laws, University College London (2010-2011)
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University (2007-2010)
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Toronto (2003-2007)

Connect with an Experienced Online Defamation Lawyer in Toronto

Defamation is a complex area of law requiring an experienced defamation lawyer in Toronto that can serve clients throughout Ontario. Chetan’s Phull’s technology background gives him an added advantage in the realm of online defamation. Beyond applicable laws, he knows the procedures and processes Internet giants, social media platforms, internet service providers and web hosts require to remove offending content and achieve his clients goals.

Contact Chetan Phull to discuss your defamation, libel and/or slander concerns and the steps he will take to protect your reputation. Click here for his client intake form or call 647-243-5018.

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