Libel Reform Debate: Part 1 “Burden of Proof”

9 06 2010

In a post last week we suggested that there should be a mature debate on the various issues raised by Libel Reform Campaign.  The first of these issues concerns the burden of proof in libel cases.

Background

In English defamation law, once the claimant establishes that the defendant has published defamatory allegations, the defendant bears the burden of establishing any “defence” Read the rest of this entry »