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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 […]


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 […]


Benefits of the Defamation Act

The aim of the tort defamation (and the Defamation Act 1996) is to protect reputation.  Reputation is the main feature of a person/business. Many have spent time and money in establishing this reputation. As a consequence, they/it are well known […]


Replacement of defamation act

There have been a number of calls to reform the Defamation Act 1996. One such example of this is Lord Lester’s private members bill. In its current form, the Defamation Act 1996 does not require any damage to be shown […]


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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