Can new Act clean up libel law?
David Allen Green, head of media, Preiskel & Co
New Defamation Act’s demand that claimants prove serious damage first could end the gravy train of McLibels
The Defamation Act 2013 will not rid the libel law of England and Wales of all of its many abuses. For example, the big problem of costs is only indirectly addressed. However, the new statute will make it harder for bad claims to be threatened. This is welcome and it is in the interest of not only potential defendants but also the public. Read on…….