Gatley on Libel & Slander 1st Supplement to 12ed

Gatley on Libel & Slander 1st Supplement to 12ed
Gatley on Libel & Slander 1st Supplement to 12ed
Mullis, A
Sweet & Maxwell

The 1st Supplement to the 12th Edition will include all the latest developments in libel and slander, malicious falsehood and privacy from the UK and overseas including full updates on all developments in defamation case law, both substantive and procedural, including analysis of the effect on English law and practice of the Defamation Act 2013, and in particular:

  • Discussion of the impact of the far-reaching first instance decisions in Cooke v MGN Ltd [2014] EWHC 2831 (QB), [2015] 1 WLR 895, Ames v The Spamhaus Project Ltd [2015] EWHC 127 (QB), [2015] 1 WLR 3409 and Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2015] EWHC 2422 (QB), [2015] EMLR 28 on the construction and ramifications of s.1 Defamation Act 2013, especially as regards the need to prove actual or likely serious damage to reputation and the kind of evidence required to do so, the apparent loss of the presumption of damage in defamation, difficulties of determining when a cause of action has arisen, the possible impact on limitation and the single publication rule, and the potentially revolutionary effect of a well-judged apology
  • The end of trial by jury in libel and slander: consideration of Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 2853 (QB), [2015] 1 WLR 971 for guidance on when jury trial might yet – or more probably might not – be ordered
  • The relationship between Art 9 of the Bill of Rights and absolute privilege (Makudi v Triesman [2014] EWCA Civ 179, [2014] 1 QB 839)
    The effect of the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013, which are now in force
  • Discussion of the scope for early determination of issues (particularly meaning and serious harm to reputation) now that trial by jury is no longer presumed
  • Developments in malicious falsehood, including the relationship between meaning and malice in the light of Cruddas v Calvert [2015] EWCA Civ 171, [2015] EMLR 16
  • Reflections on the blurred frontier between defamation and misuse of private information as it affects interim injunctions and the rule in Bonnard v Perryman: Hannon v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 1580 (Ch), [2015] EMLR 1
  • Discussion of Rhodes v OPO [2015] UKSC 32, [2015] 2 WLR 1373 in which the Supreme Court has effectively closed off the possibility of using the Wilkinson v Downton tort to restrain expression
  • The latest authorities in misuse of private information (Re JR38 [2015] UKSC 42, [2015] 3 WLR 155), data protection (Google Spain SL v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos Case C-131/12, [2014] EMLR 27 and Vidal-Hall v Google Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 311, [2015] 3 WLR 409) and harassment (Levi v Bates [2015] EWCA Civ 206, [2015] EMLR 22)
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