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This Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no requirement in a claim for...
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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...
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Defamation and malicious falsehood—publicationThis Practice Note examines the role of publication in an action for defamation or malicious falsehood....
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 16th Jun
Precedents
Precedent instructions or brief to counsel[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert...
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11th Jun
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What is the defamation rule?The defamation rule is a rule of law which affects the availability of the grant of interim injunctive relief where there...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 6th Jun
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What are the risks of an organisation keeping an internal list of blacklisted companies and/or individuals with whom it does not wish to do business...
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In a defamation claim, can a corporate entity claim damages for loss of reputation?In short, a corporate entity can bring a claim in defamation for...
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5th Jun
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Is there a risk of a claim for defamation being made against a company as a result of statements made at a company meeting? What defences are...
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Produced in partnership with Joshua Marshall of Fieldfisher 5th Jun
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When can you recover loss of profits for reputational harm? If you can recover loss of profits for reputational harm, how does the court calculate...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Defamation—defencesDefencesThere are a number of substantive defences to a defamation claim, the majority of which are now, since the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 5th Jun
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Defamation and social mediaThe internet and, in particular, social media is a high risk area for defamation litigation. Content posted on blogs,...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 5th Jun
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DeepfakesThis Practice Note considers the following legal issues, technical information and applications of deepfakes:•What is a deepfake?•How...
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Produced in partnership with Kelsey Farish of DAC Beachcroft 5th Jun
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DefamationThe tort of defamation is governed by a mixture of statute and common law. The relevant statutory law is contained in:•the Defamation Act...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 5th Jun
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Produced in partnership with JJ Shaw of Lewis Silkin LLP, Alex Kelham of Lewis Silkin LLP and Rob Meredith CTA of PKF Francis Clark 5th Jun
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What guidance is there on the calculation of damages for loss of reputation?The following Practice Notes set out guidance on the assessment of damages...
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Defamation—practical aspectsDefamation Act 2013Before the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013 (DA 2013), defamation actions acquired a...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 5th Jun
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Malicious falsehoodThis Practice Note provides an introduction to the tort of malicious falsehood. Unlike a claim for defamation, there is no...
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Produced in partnership with 5RB 5th Jun
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