‘Supreme Court considers social media defamation: context is everything’

“Some practitioners were surprised that Stocker v Stocker [2019] UKSC 17 reached the country’s highest court. The appeal concerned the meaning (or imputation) of words in a libel action. At first blush this apparently factual dispute might not have seemed to be a matter of any particular public importance, taking into account the Supreme Court’s busy workload and that the meaning found by the first instance judge had already been upheld by a specialist libel judge in the Court of Appeal …” (more)

[Iain Wilson, Inforrm’s Blog, 11 April]

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