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Lachaux: Supreme Court clarifies ‘serious harm’ threshold for defamation claims

Posted on 08 July 2019 by Carter-Ruck


The Supreme Court's recent clarification of the 'serious harm' threshold for defamation claims has been welcomed by newspapers as a victory for free speech. In fact, it is more likely to mean escalating costs and uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike.

Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision and offers a prediction of its likely impact.



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