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Defamation Act 2013


New libel laws aimed at giving better protection to people expressing their opinions came into force in England and Wales on New Year’s Day. The Defamation Act 2013 had received royal assent last April.

Trivial libel claims are targeted by the Act, which introduces a new “serious harm threshold” designed to help people understand when claims should be brought and discourage the wasting of court time. Read the full story

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Reform of libel laws


Announcing last week that reforms of the law on libel will be taken forward in the next Parliament, Justice Secretary Jack Straw said: “Our current libel laws need to achieve a fair balance between allowing people to protect their reputations from defamatory allegations, and ensuring that freedom of expression and the public’s right to know Read the full story

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