Opinion: “Out of touch” – Rod Dadak

12 06 2010

This article was originally published in Solicitors Journal on 8 June 2010 and is reproduced by kind permission

Lord Lester has just introduced a Bill to amend the law of defamation. He says our present laws have a chilling impact on free speech – the life blood of democracy. He sings from the same hymn sheet as the Press who have for the last 9 months launched a vigorous campaign to change our law of defamation.  The Bill consists of 22 clauses and 2 schedules and broken into 5 principal parts namely defences; statutory privilege; publication; cause of action and trial by jury. Read the rest of this entry »