Blackstones Guide to the Defamation Act

Paperback | October 12, 2013

EditorJames Price, Felicity McMahon

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The Defamation Act constitutes a significant overhaul of UK defamation legislation, which follows years of concern about the detrimental effects that preceeding libel laws had on freedom of expression, and the extent to which the jurisdiction had become a magnet for libel claimants. This new Blackstone's Guide combines the full text of the Act and extracts of related relevant legislation with an expert narrative. It brings practitioners up-to-date with this complex piece of drafting. Its clear and practical layout make it the ideal reference source for anyone working in thearea.The Blackstone's Guide series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. First published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent, and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They provide a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

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The Defamation Act constitutes a significant overhaul of UK defamation legislation, which follows years of concern about the detrimental effects that preceeding libel laws had on freedom of expression, and the extent to which the jurisdiction had become a magnet for libel claimants. This new Blackstone's Guide combines the full text o...

Written by a team of expert authors from 5RB, edited by James Price QC and Felicity McMahon. James Price QC is noted for his depth of knowledge in the defamation area. He has been involved in a wide array of cases over the years, including Reynolds v Times Newspapers and Max Mosley v News Group Newspapers. Instructing solicitors said o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pagesPublished:October 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199664218

ISBN - 13:9780199664214

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1. Introduction and Background2. Requirement of Serious Harm3. The New Statutory Defence of Truth4. The New Statutory Defence of Honest Opinion5. Publication on Matter of Public Interest6. The New Defence for Operators of Websites7. Peer-reviewed Statements in Scientific or Academic Journals8. Reports Protected by Privilege9. The Single Publication Rule10. Actions Against Non-domiciled Persons11. Actions against Secondary Publishers and Orders to Remove the Statement or Cease Distributing12. Trial to be Without a Jury Unless the Court Orders Otherwise13. Court's Power to Order a Summary of its Judgment to be Published14. Special DamageAppendix 1: Defamation Act 2013Appendix 2: Defamation Act 1996 Schedule 1, as amended by Defamation Act 2013