This is a Media Law Update covering the last week prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

Clift v Slough BC [2010] EWCA Civ 1171 – 21 December 2010, CA (Ward, Thomas and Richards LJJ).  The Court of Appeal dismissed the defendant’s appeal against a decision of Tudgendhat J that a public authority should only be entitled to rely on the defence of qualified privilege  in respect of a defamatory publication if it the publication was consistent with its public law duties.    Continue reading