Defence (defamation)
Defence (defamation)

The following TMT precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Defence (defamation)

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. (1)

    [Insert full name of claimant/first claimant]

  1. (2)

    [[Insert full name of second claimant]]        [Claimant OR Claimants]

  1. and

  1. [Insert full name of defendant]        Defendant

_____________________________________

DEFENCE

_____________________________________

    1. 1

      Paragraph 1 of the Particulars of Claim is admitted. It is averred that [add facts and matters about the claimant(s) relevant to defence]

    1. 2

      Paragraphs 2 and 3 are admitted.

    1. 3

      It is admitted that the Defendant published an article entitled '[insert title of article or heading or description of publication]' on [insert date] at [insert URL of website in cases of publication online] which included the words complained of set out at paragraph 7 of the Particulars of Claim (the Article).

    1. 4

      It is admitted, as alleged at paragraph 5 of the Particulars of Claim, that the Article continues to be published and accessible online at www.[URL].

    1. 5

      It is admitted that the said words referred to or were understood to refer to the First Claimant.

    1. 6

      [It is denied that the said words referred to the Second Claimant or were understood to refer to it. The Defendant pleads as follows to the particulars of reference regarding the Second Claimant set out at paragraph 8 of the Particulars of Claim: [set out the particulars of reference in respect of the Second Claimant which the Defendant either does not

Popular documents