Opinion: “Draft Defamation Bill – Proposals, Problems and Practicalities”, Part 2 – Antony White QC and Eddie Craven

5 04 2011

This is the second part of a four part post dealing with the Draft Defamation Bill and Consultation Paper published by the Government on 15 March 2011.  It deals with truth, honest opinion and privilege.  Part 1 of this post was published on 3 April 2011.

Clause 3 – New statutory defence of truth

Clause 3 of the Bill proposes the establishment of a new statutory defence of truth in the following terms: Read the rest of this entry »