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In brief: Assessment of damages in a libel case (Undre & Anr v London Borough of Harrow)

In brief: Assessment of damages in a libel case (Undre & Anr v London Borough of Harrow)
Published on: 07 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Assessment of damages in a libel case (Undre & Anr v London Borough of Harrow)
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IP & IT analysis: In this judgment, the judge assessed the level of damages payable to the claimant in a libel case pursuant to an offer of amends made under sections 2–4 of the Defamation Act 1996 (DeA 1996). He awarded £9,000 in damages. This figure was arrived at by taking a figure that would represent fair compensation for the claimant and discounting it by 25% to take account of the offer of amends. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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