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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Privacy law—misuse of private information and Privacy law—remedies. Guidance For guidance on the...

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The tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in: • the Defamation Act 1952 (DA 1952) • the...

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Publication as an ingredient of the tort of defamation It is an essential ingredient of an action for libel or slander that there has been communication of a defamatory...

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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 newspaper comment sections...

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Defences There are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), statutory. Any number...

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The ordinary time limit for defamation and malicious falsehood claims A claimant must commence a claim for defamation within one year from the date on which the cause of...

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Defamation Act 2013 Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a reputation for technicality and disproportionate...

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The tort of malicious falsehood is governed by a mixture of statute and, largely, common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in the Defamation Act 1952 (DA...

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The tort of misuse of private information is the principal cause of action relied upon to protect privacy rights, at least against defendants who are not public...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 1 October 2019, a number of CPR practice direction amendments come into force, including a new version of CPR PD 40F which governs...

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What is this? The non-disclosure injunctions information collection scheme (the Scheme) originally came into force on 1 October 2012 as a pilot scheme, its aim being to...

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Revised CPR, new Pre-Action Protocol and Practice Direction On 1 October 2019, a revised version of the CPR came into force, which includes an updated CPR 53, a number of...

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The tort of misuse of private information is focused on 'the protection of human autonomy and dignity—the right to control the dissemination of information about one’s...

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This Practice Note focuses on the remedies available in respect of misuse of private information (whether it be for an actual or threatened publication or for the method...

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This Practice Note considers how to respond to a letter of claim in misuse of private information (a privacy claim). It covers: • initial considerations on receipt of a...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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