louise_nagli_phMuch has been written about the Defamation Act 2013, which came into force on 1 January 2014.  On the one hand it is a “boost for free speech“, on the other a “missed opportunity“.  The government’s line is that the new Act “rebalances the law on defamation to provide more effective protection for freedom of speech while at the same time ensuring that people who have been defamed are able to protect their reputation“.  Continue reading