News: Queens Speech – at last the Defamation Bill

15 05 2012

In last week’s Queen’s Speech the Government announced the long awaited Defamation Bill for the next session of Parliament.  This bill had its formal first reading on 10 May 2012.  Regular readers of this blog will recall the long history of this proposal.  The bill has its origins in a private members’ bill introduced by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester which received its Second Reading on 9 July 2010.  In March 2011 the Government issued a Consultation Paper on a draft Bill.

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