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BBC adduces evidence of truth in libel case (Begg v British Broadcasting Corporation)

BBC adduces evidence of truth in libel case (Begg v British Broadcasting Corporation)
Published on: 21 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
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IP & IT analysis: According to Simon Brown, a solicitor at Brett Wilson LLP, although Begg v BBC did not create any new legal principles, it was a useful illustration of how a libel trial is fought where the only issue is whether the words complained of are substantially true or not. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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