‘Case Law: Lachaux v Independent Print, Supreme Court abolished common law presumption of damage in libel cases’

“The Supreme Court yesterday handed down its long awaited judgment in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & Anor [2019] UKSC 27. As predicted by various commentators giving a preview of the case (including in my previous post), the five Supreme Court judges (Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Hodge and Lord Briggs) clarified the applicable law, but unanimously dismissed the appeals against the Court of Appeal decision ([2017] EWCA Civ 1334) on the facts …” (more)

[Mathilde Groppo, Inforrm’s Blog, 13 June]

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