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Economou v De Freitas: Further guidance on the statutory defence of public interest

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck

In what was the first full trial of the statutory defence of public interest introduced by the Defamation Act 2013, Mr Justice Warby in Economou v De Freitas shed light on the extent to which it reflects the old, common law defence.

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Simpson v MGN: Isolating the defamatory sting

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal threatens to roll back progress towards the faster resolution of disputes by way of preliminary hearings. Since the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013, and with it the effective abolition of jury trials, Judges now have more scope to make early decisions on issues such as meaning.

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