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Telegraph apologises and pays out in Dr Al-Haddad “apes and pigs” libel claim

Leading UK Imam and Scholar Dr Haitham Al-Haddad has succeeded in his three-year libel battle against the Telegraph over claims that he preached that Jews were descended from apes and pigs. In terms of settlement filed in the High Court […]


Summary relief under Defamation Act

Summary relief under the Defamation Act means the following as may be appropriate: (a) under the Defamation Act a declaration might be ordered stating that the defamatory statement was false and defamatory of the plaintiff; (b) An order could also […]


Why are injunctions so rare in Defamation Act cases?

The Defamation Act is the main UK law governing defamation. Defamatory statement can be published in two ways either in verbal form or written form. S(9)(1)(d) of the Defamation Act allows the courts to grant a restraining order against the […]


Offer of amends under the Defamation Act

The Defamation Act 1996 provides an ‘offer of amends’ by the offending party. A valid offer to make amends under s 2(2) of the Defamation Act 1996 could not be made without the offeror conceding that the ‘specific defamatory meaning’ […]


Why do we have a Defamation Act?

Although it is accepted in a democratic society that individuals have a right to express their own views, this very right to freedom of expression can be abused and used to injure the reputation of others. This is why we […]


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