A leap of faith, the rise of religious libel cases – Hardeep Singh

11 03 2015

image002Libel claims are often associated with top-level political figures or celebrities, like the now infamous fanfare of the Plebgate saga. There is, however, a significant trend in ‘religious libel’ cases in the UK, involving claims brought or defended by adherents of British minority faiths. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Prominent British Hindu wins £45,000 damages over Hindu priest’s defamatory emails – Hardeep Singh [Updated]

10 01 2015

Satish SharmaA prominent member of the British Hindu community has been awarded £45,000 in damages over two defamatory emails circulated by a Hindu priest. Read the rest of this entry »

Carter-Ruck: guardians of free speech: yes, really – Hardeep Singh

4 10 2014

carter-ruckFreelance journalist Hardeep Singh faced the fight of his life when he was personally sued by a Sikh holyman in what would become a cause celebre in the campaign for libel reform. He was thrown a lifeline in his free speech battle from what many journalists would see as an unlikely source. Read the rest of this entry »

Defamation Act 2013: Defending Defamation, Interview with Peter Wilmhurst and Sarah Hermitage – Hardeep Singh

31 01 2014

WilmshurstSarah Hermitage and her husband Stewart MiddletonThe Defamation Act came into force at the beginning of the year. Here Hardeep Singh asks two individuals who defended claims under the previous regime if anything has changed and what they might do differently. Read the rest of this entry »