Defamation Act 2013: A sensible balance or a step back? – Philip Steele

3 01 2014

Philip-Steele-websiteThe Defamation Act 2013, which came into force on 1 January 2014, is a missed opportunity to provide clarity over precisely which elements are required in order to establish a claim for defamation. The courts have, over the years, made numerous attempts to define what is defamatory.  But Parliament missed the opportunity this legislation provided to bring clarity to the issue. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm: end of winter break and the top twenty posts of 2013

3 01 2014

image13.pngThe Inforrm winter break comes to an end today and we will resume regular posting with a series about the impact of the Defamation Act 2013.  Does the Act “reverse the chilling effect on freedom of expression of current libel law” or is it damp squib which will make defamation cases more complex? We welcome contributions from all sides of this debate. Read the rest of this entry »