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Why do we have juries in Defamation Act trials

Defamation is the causing of damage to a person’s reputation or standing either verbally or by a written statement.  The Defamation Act 1996 was introduced to protect the reputation and good standing of an individual. The Defamation Act 1996 itself does not […]


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 […]


Libel tourism under the Defamation Act

Libel tourism is a term used to describe the way that some claimants choose where to file libel suits in jurisdictions thought more likely to give a more favourable result, mainly in the UK under the Defamation Act. The Free […]


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 […]


Type of claims bought under the Defamation Act

Under the Defamation Act a plaintiff can make two types of claims for defamation, these are claim for slander or libel. If the defamatory statement is in permanent form, it will be classified libel under the Defamation Act. However if […]


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