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Duncan and Neill on Defamation and Other Media and Communications Claims Fifth edition

The new fifth edition will cover developments in the law and practice of the areas covered in the book since the last edition.
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Published: October 20, 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9781474317221

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Why should you buy Duncan and Neill on Defamation and Other Media and Communications Claims Fifth Edition


Duncan and Neill is a leading authority on defamation law and other related types of action, and as such is an essential edition to the legal library of all practitioners specialising in this area, as well as students/academics and generalists who require a clear overview of the subject.

It is a concise and comprehensive work on defamation, but also covers privacy, misuse of private information, malicious falsehood, harassment and data protection. Previous editions have been cited frequently by first instance and appellate courts.

The new fifth edition will cover developments in the law and practice of the areas covered in the book since the last edition, including:

  • The latest law and practice on the determination of 'meaning', and the approach of the courts to publications on social media following the Supreme Court decision in Stocker v Stocker
  • What the 'serious harm' test means in light of the Supreme Court decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd
  • How the 'public interest' defence looks after the Supreme Court decision in Serafin v Malkiewicz
  • Developments in cases with an international element, including on jurisdiction and the 'libel tourism' provision
  • Up-to-date guide to practice and procedure, following the effective abolition of jury trial for defamation cases and the creation of the 'Media and Communications' List
  • Covers key developments in related causes of action, eg claims for misuse of private information and for harassment, and the data protection regime as it applies to publication cases
 

Product reviews

The complete and essential volume for any practitioner in the field of defamation and publication.
by Mike Dodd (of MediaLawyer.press.net)
published on The International Forum for Responsible Media (Inforrm) Blog
“This new edition of Duncan and Neill is the complete and essential volume for any practitioner in the field of defamation and publication. It is also an excellent guide through the intricacies of defamation and associated issues for any working journalists and editors willing to expend a little effort to gain a much greater understanding of the minefield through which they are so often trying to find a safe path.”

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Table of contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Influence of the European Court of Human Rights
Chapter 3 The distinction between libel and slander
Chapter 4 The meaning of defamatory
Chapter 5 The ascertainment of meaning
Chapter 6 Ingredients of the cause of action
Chapter 7 Identification
Chapter 8 Publication
Chapter 9 Jurisdiction and choice of law
Chapter 10 Parties
Chapter 11 Defences: General Introduction
Chapter 12 Truth
Chapter 13 Honest opinion
Chapter 14 Publication on matter of public interest
Chapter 15 Privilege: the nature of the defence
Chapter 16 Absolute privilege
Chapter 17 Qualified privilege
Chapter 18 Peer-reviewed statements in scientific or academic journals
Chapter 19 Malice
Chapter 20 The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Chapter 21 Offer to make amends
Chapter 22 Defences and immunity for secondary publishers
Chapter 23 Consent and apology and payment into court under Lord Campbell's Act
Chapter 24 Limitation
Chapter 25 Damages
Chapter 26 Injunctions
Chapter 27 Other remedies
Chapter 28 Misuse of private information
Chapter 29 Malicious falsehood
Chapter 30 Harassment
Chapter 31 Data protection
Chapter 32 Practice and procedure
Chapter 33 Appeals
Appendices
Index