| Commentary

221 Defamation Act 2013

| Commentary

221 Defamation Act 2013

The law relating to defamation in the United Kingdom was significantly changed by the Defamation Act 2013. This introduced a requirement to show serious harm to the reputation of the claimant and provides that a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant1. In the case of a body that trades for profit, ‘harm’ will not be serious ‘harm’ unless it has caused or it is likely to cause that body serious financial loss2. It is a defence to an action for

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