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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Defences to defamation under the Defamation Act 1996

Section 1 of the Defamation Act 1996 provides a defence from liability for defamation for secondary publishers: that is, if they were not the ‘author’, ‘editor’ or ‘publisher’. Section 1 (2) of the Defamation Act defines these terms. When the […]


The Defamation Act and the Reynolds principle

The law recognises that there are circumstances where it is in the public interest to permit greater freedom of speech. Qualified privilege exists as a defence under the Defamation Act 1996 because the law accepts that there are occasions when […]


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