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Defamation and the right to strike out the plea of justification

Defamation and the right to strike out the plea of justification
Published on: 12 August 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Defamation and the right to strike out the plea of justification
  • Original news
  • What is the background to the case?
  • What did the Court of Appeal have to decide?
  • Would the decision have been the same if it was decided under the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013)?
  • What can defamation lawyers take from the decision?

Article summary

IP & IT analysis: Adam Wolanski, barrister at 5RB, examines Simpson v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd and explains how the Court of Appeal considered the proposition that the meaning of a defamatory statement does not necessarily establish the intensity of its sting. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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