Defamation Update: Part 3 – Heather Rogers QC

1 04 2011

This is the third of a three part post dealing with the key libel cases over the last twelve months or so in England and Wales.  Part 1 was posted on 29 March 2011 and Part 2 on 30 March 2011.

Responsible reporting on matters of public interest

The Reynolds defence – or Reynolds/Jameel defence – is meant to provide proper protection for responsible reporting on matters of public interest. Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: “Ken Clarke Stamping out Compensation” – Steven Heffer

1 04 2011

This week’s news release from the Ministry of Justice was headed “Clarke stamping out compensation culture fears”.  It might have been headed simply “Clarke stamping out compensation”.

The paper talks of an “unwieldy justice system (which) is costing businesses millions of pounds and deterring individuals from using the justice system…Read the rest of this entry »