This is Part 2 of a paper given to the City University Forum on “Re-Framing Libel” on 4 November 2010. Part 1 was published on 5 November 2010.

The next area which I would like to consider is that of remedies in libel cases.  The level of libel damages has been of concern to campaigners for many years.   The high (or rather low) point of the development of the law in this area was the £1.5 million awarded to Lord Aldington against Count Tolstoy.  But the law has moved on.  Continue reading