The recent decision in the case of McEvoy v Michael ( EWHC 701 (QB)) provides a helpful practical example and reminder of the breadth and value of the defence of fair comment (now honest opinion pursuant to s.3 of the Defamation Act 2013) in protecting political speech.
Matrix Chambers has announced that Anthony Hudson, Guy Vassall-Adams and Ben Silverstone are joining its Media and Information Group. All three practice in media law. They are joining from Doughty Street Chambers, and will commence practice at Matrix on 11 November 2013. Continue reading