Online Publication Claims: Foreign defendants and section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 – Darryl Hutcheon

7 11 2017

For many years there was a perception that the private international law rules applied by English courts allowed for so-called “libel tourism”, meaning the practice of opportunistic litigants (often with very limited connections to England and Wales) using English courts to bring defamation claims with much stronger connections to other jurisdictions. In enacting section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 Parliament sought to address this concern by making it much harder for English courts to hear those kinds of claims. Read the rest of this entry »