Defamation and reputation management

High Court clarifies requirements for serious harm in defamation cases

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The High Court has recently attempted to clarify the requirement for serious harm in defamation cases and at which stage the seriousness of the harm should be assessed. More …

Defamation analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations?

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IP & IT analysis: What are the risks when reporting on potentially defamatory allegations? More …

Blake Morgan successfully defends two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings

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Blake Morgan has successfully defended two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings that were brought against them and three other individuals by Mohammad Asghar, a Welsh Assembly Member. More …

Defamation and Social Media

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Individuals posting material online that could be potentially defamatory may not be aware that they could be personally liable. More …

A brief guide to the tort of defamation

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Defamation is governed by common law and statute law. The most recent statute is: the Defamation Act 2013 (the Act). More …

Defamation Act

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Our Defamation and Privacy team has reviewed the key changes that came into effect from 1 January 2014 following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013. More …

Defamation Act 2013 – Evolution not revolution

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It has been confirmed that changes to UK defamation law will take effect from the start of 2014, following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013. More …

The use of data protection claims in defamation cases

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An interesting development that is now being seen more and more is the use of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in defamation cases. The recent decision in Desmond v Foreman and Others [2012] EWHC 1900 (QB) is a useful example. More …