The Supreme Court heard the case of Serafin v Malkiewicz over 17 and 18 March 2020. The appeal concerned the breadth of the s.4 public interest defence under the Defamation Act 2013 and the extent to which a first instance Judge’s conduct could render a trial unfair.

Judgment has been reserved.

Dr Anton van Dellen appeared for the Appellants together with David Price QC and Anthony Metzer QC.