Defamation – The new legislation

Widely perceived as being a defendant-friendly piece of legislation, the Defamation Act 2013 nevertheless does not go as far as some libel reformers had hoped. The tension between competing interests during the passing of the Act, in particular the impact of the Leveson Report and its recommendations, have resulted in amendments to the existing regime which are the essence of compromise. This presents the prospects of a number of hard questions for the Courts to explore once cases start to be decided under the new Act.

In MBL’s full day course, the implications of the Act will be considered in detail, together with an in-depth update on cases under the existing regime, which will continue to be applicable for a little while yet, even once the new Act is in force.

Attempting to anticipate and explore some of these issues in a mixed format of talks and workshop-based seminars, Will Richmond-Coggan will guide attendees through the highs and lows of the new legislation in the context of the existing legal landscape.

We currently have a number of dates and locations for this seminar – for more details and costs please give us a call on 0161 793 0984. Alternatively please email quoting Litigation Futures.


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