Defamation Act 2013, Serious Harm and the Cooke costs ruling – Oliver Fetiveau

30 09 2014

Mr-Justice-BeanOn 13 August 2014 Mr Justice Bean handed down his judgment in the case of Cooke v MGN ([2014] EWHC 2831 (QB)).  This was the first case in which the requirement for ‘serious harm’, as newly prescribed by the Defamation Act 2013 (the “2013 Act”), was considered. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: Serious Harm, a win for the press? – Oliver Fetiveau

12 09 2014

Oliver FetiveauIt appears that, as a result of the recent decision in Cooke v MGN ([2014] EWHC 2831 (QB)), the Press may be able to escape the financial cost of defamation, and reap the financial reward, simply by issuing an early apology.  This has serious implications for the new press regulatory body, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (“IPSO”), established this week. Read the rest of this entry »