Defamation: Out of harm’s way

Hannah Kent discusses defamation claims ‘It is important to bear in mind a claimant company’s particular circumstances. A particular statement may cause greater or lesser financial loss to a company, depending on their circumstances and the reaction of those to whom it is published.’ A claimant cannot have an actionable defamation claim unless the allegedly …
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Cases Referenced

  • Brett Wilson LLP v Person(s) Unknown, Responsible for the Operation and Publication of the Website [2015] EWHC 2628 (QB)
  • Burki v Seventy Thirty Ltd & ors [2018] EWHC 2151 (QB)
  • Dow Jones & Co Inc v Jameel [2005] EWCA Civ 75
  • EuroEco Fuels (Poland) Ltd & ors v Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA & ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1932
  • Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2015] EWHC 2242 (QB)
  • Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1334
  • Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2019] UKSC 27
  • Sim v Stretch [1936] 2 All ER 1237
  • Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2010] EWHC 1414 (QB)