Case Law: “Spiller v Joseph – the New Defence of Honest Comment” – Catherine Rhind

2 12 2010

The Supreme Court yesterday handed down judgment in the case of Joseph v Spiller ([2010] UKSC 53), the first time it has considered a libel case since its inception. The panel consisted of Lords Phillips, Rodger, Walker and Brown and Sir John Dyson.  There is the usual useful press summary [pdf]. The background to the case has already been covered in a previous case preview on this blog and the background facts and the case history are not repeated in this post. Read the rest of this entry »