‘Section 9 Defamation Act 2013: a difficult burden for Claimants to discharge’

“The decision of Mr Justice Nicklin in Craig Wright v Roger Ver ([2019] EWHC 2094 (QB)) confirms the high hurdle that a claimant must overcome in a defamation case where section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 applies. Where a defendant in a libel claim is not domiciled in the United Kingdom, another Member State or a state which is a contracting party to the Lugano Convention, claimants have a very difficult task in obtaining evidence to satisfy the Court that of all the places in which the statements complained of have been published England and Wales is clearly the most appropriate jurisdiction to bring the claim …” (more)

[Tom Double, Inforrm’s Blog, 1 August]

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