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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 […]

Parliamentary privilege under the Defamation Act

Parliamentary privilege is the protection provided to Members of Parliament against the action for defamation under the Defamation Act 1996. This defence is not contained in the Defamation Act 1996, but rather is enshrined in common law. There is a […]

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 […]

What is the Defamation Act?

The Defamation Act 1996 is an Act of Parliament introduced to amend the law of defamation and limitation for defamation or malicious falsehood claims. The Defamation Act 1996 defines the extent of the law on defamation. Defamation is when a […]

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