Defamation Act 2013 – A boost for free speech – Part 4: Single publication rule, forum shopping and juries – Timothy Pinto

24 05 2013

In this final part of four posts by Timothy Pinto of Taylor Wessing, assessment is provided on further key provisions of the Defamation Act 2013. These are the single publication rule, action against a person not domiciled in the EU, the presumption of trials by judge, and publication by losing defendants of a summary of the court’s judgment. Part 1 was on “Serious Harm, Truth and Honest Opinion“, Part 2 on “Public Interest and Privilege” and Part 3 on “Intermediary liability. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: A boost for free speech, Part 3: Intermediary liability – Timothy Pinto

23 05 2013

In this third part of four posts by Timothy Pinto of Taylor Wessing, he assesses the liability of intermediaries under the Defamation Act 2013.  Part 1 dealt with “Serious Harm, Truth and Honest Opinion” and Part 2 with “Public Interest and Privilege. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: A boost for free speech, Part 2: Public Interest and Privilege – Timothy Pinto

22 05 2013

Houses of ParliamentIn this second part of four posts by Timothy Pinto of Taylor Wessing, he considers the changes to common law and statutory privilege which will result from the Defamation Act 2013. Part 1 on “Serious Harm, Truth and Honest Opinion” can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: A boost for free speech – Part 1: Serious Harm, Truth and Honest opinion – Timothy Pinto

21 05 2013

Defamation Act 2013This is the first of four posts by Timothy Pinto of Taylor Wessing where he provides analysis of the key provisions of the UK’s Defamation Act 2013 and its likely practical implications under English law. The four posts will cover: Serious harm, Truth and Honest opinion, Privilege, Intermediary liability, and Other key provisions.

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