News: Joint Committee on Defamation Bill Established

7 04 2011

A Joint Committee of the Commons and the Lords has been appointed to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Defamation Bill and to report by Tuesday 19 July 2011.  The Committee has called for evidence. The first evidence on the Draft Bill will be heard on Wednesday 27 April 2011, from Lord Lester of Herne Hill. Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: “Draft Defamation Bill – Proposals, Problems and Practicalities”, Part 3 – Antony White QC and Eddie Craven

7 04 2011

This is the third 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 the single publication rule, jurisdiction and jury trial.  Part 1 of this post was published on 3 April 2011 and Part 2 was published on 5 April 2011. Read the rest of this entry »