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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...
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Defence (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN'S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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25th Jul
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Image rights—protection, exploitation and taxationAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with...
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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 25th Jul
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Defamation and social mediaThe internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs,...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Final Order (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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25th Jul
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Defamation and malicious falsehood—publicationThis Practice Note examines the role of publication in an action for defamation or malicious falsehood....
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Notice and take-down letter—defamationAddress of Website OperatorDear [insert organisation name]Notice and take-down letterWe act for [insert client...
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25th Jul
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Claim form (defamation)—the contentsThe purpose of the claim formThe claim form is the document used to start proceedings. It contains information...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 25th Jul
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Defamation—limitationThe ordinary time limit for defamation and malicious falsehood claimsA claimant must commence a claim for defamation within one...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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DefamationThe tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in:•the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Reply (defamation)Claim No.:HQ [insert claim number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 25th Jul
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Malicious falsehoodThis Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Defamation—training materialsThese training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training...
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25th Jul
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Particulars of claim (defamation)Claim No.: HQ [insert number]IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICEQUEEN’S BENCH DIVISIONROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICEMEDIA AND...
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 25th Jul
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Defamation—defencesDefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Defamation—practical aspectsDefamation Act 2013Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 25th Jul
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Produced in partnership with David Hirst of 5RB 25th Jul
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DeepfakesThis Practice Note considers the following legal issues, technical information and applications of deepfakes:•What is a deepfake?•How...
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Produced in partnership with Kelsey Farish of DAC Beachcroft 25th Jul
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If a claim for defamation or malicious falsehood is brought outside of the normal time limit due to circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19),...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 25th Jul
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In a defamation claim, can a corporate entity claim damages for loss of reputation?In short, a corporate entity can bring a claim in defamation for...
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What is the defamation rule?The defamation rule is a rule of law which affects the availability of the grant of interim injunctive relief where there...
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