Supreme Court Fair Comment Case – Media Intervention

12 07 2010

The Supreme Court’s first libel case, Spiller v Joseph (Case Details here) will be heard on 26 and 27 July 2010.  As we have mentioned in previous posts, a number of media organisations applied for and were granted permission to intervene to assist the court in clarifying the defence of “fair comment”.   Permission was granted on 29 June 2010 for the media to intervene by way of written and oral submissions limited to one hour.  The written Case for the Interveners has now been served.   This is a 37 page document with a six page Appendix setting out a “historical perspective”. Read the rest of this entry »