Opinion: “Draft Defamation Bill – Proposals, Problems and Practicalities”, Part 1 – Antony White QC and Eddie Craven

3 04 2011

Nearly 30 years have elapsed since the last Government Committee on defamation, so that a review of the law is seasonable.” These were the words of one commentator writing in the 1976 Modern Law Review about the recent report of the Faulks Committee on Defamation. The author went on to observe that, “although succeeding in its aim of simplifying the law, the Committee has not taken the opportunity for any radical reform”. Read the rest of this entry »