‘The truth, pure and simple, as a defence to defamation claims after Depp v NGN in England and Ireland’

“The truth, as Oscar Wilde has Algernon Moncrieff remark to Jack Worthing in Act I of The Importance of Being Ernest, is rarely pure and never simple. Nowhere is this more evident than in a defamation courtroom. At common law, the defence of justification to a claim for defamation averred that the words complained of, in their natural and ordinary meaning, were true in substance and in fact …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Inforrm’s Blog, 10 November]

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