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Month: February 2014 (Page 2 of 7)

Privilege and reporting the contents of documents read by the court – Hugh Tomlinson QC

_67367788_courts_bbcThe fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of “privilege”. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair and accurate reports by qualified privilege. In the former case no libel action can be brought, in the latter an action will only succeed if malice is proved. Continue reading

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