Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 3, “Truth” and “Honest Opinion” – Dan Tench

28 07 2014

Defamation ActIn earlier posts I have dealt with general concerns about the Defamation Act 2013 and concerns about section 1, “Serious harm”. In this post, I will look at at the new statutory defences of “truth” and “honest opinion” which are set out section 2 and section 3. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 28 July 2014

28 07 2014

Round New 2On Monday 21 July 2014, the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos collapsed after the judge had ruled that it was likely that the Sun’s well known ex-News of the World investigative reporter, the “Fake Sheikh”, Mazher Mahmood, had attempted to persuade a witness to change his evidence and had then lied about it under oath. The full text of the Judge’s ruling can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »