Defamation Act 2013: Master of the Rolls’ Statement regarding Defamation Cases

2 01 2014

Lord DysonThe Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, has today released a statement regarding defamation cases [pdf].  This concerns the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules made by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (“CPRC”) as a result of the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013. Its purpose is to provide clarification and reassurance because of the very limited rule changes that have been made.

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Media and Law Review of the Year, 2013: Part 3, “Defamation and Privacy: not many trials or injunctions but a new Act”

2 01 2014

2013 Media LawThe last year was a relatively quiet one in the media law courts.  Our Table of Media Law cases records only 53 decisions of all kinds in defamation cases in 2013. There were none in the Supreme Court, 12 in the Court of Appeal and 41 at first instance. Read the rest of this entry »