Defamation

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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB The purpose of the claim form The claim form is the document used to start proceedings. It contains information relevant...

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The tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in: • the Defamation Act 1952 (DA 1952) • the...

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Publication as an ingredient of the tort of defamation It is an essential ingredient of an action for libel or slander that there has been communication of a defamatory...

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The internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs, internet forums, online newspaper comment sections...

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Defences There are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), statutory. Any number...

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The ordinary time limit for defamation and malicious falsehood claims A claimant must commence a claim for defamation within one year from the date on which the cause of...

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Defamation Act 2013 Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a reputation for technicality and disproportionate...

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These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on defamation law. The training materials...

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Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number] IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST Parties: (1) [Insert full...

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Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number] IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST THE HONOURABLE JUDGE [insert...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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The tort of malicious falsehood is governed by a mixture of statute and, largely, common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in the Defamation Act 1952 (DA...

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Address of Website Operator Dear [insert organisation name] Notice and take-down letter We act for [insert client details], on whose instructions we are writing to you....

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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB Claim No.: HQ [insert number] IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE MEDIA AND...

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[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE [BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location]]] [Specify division] [Specify specialist court] [Insert...

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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB Claim No.:HQ [insert claim number] IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE MEDIA AND...

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