The Defamation Act 2013 marked an attempt to codify some of the pre-existing common law.
However, this process has been criticised as potentially introducing further uncertainty. Some of the key areas where further complexities arose are in two of the available defences: honest opinion and public interest. Dr Anton van Dellen and Dr Samrat Sengupta specifically looked at cases which highlighted the Court’s approach to those two key defences:
In this news post – Dr Anton van Dellen
Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.