Lachaux v Independent Print, Claimant succeeds in long-running libel action, £120,000 damages’

“On Thursday 1 July 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the long-running libel action of Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Others [2021] EWHC 1797 (QB). Mr Justice Nicklin has dismissed the Defendants’ public interest defence and ordered the publishers of The Independent, The i and the Evening Standard newspapers to pay £120,000 in libel damages to aerospace engineer Bruno Lachaux after falsely alleging he had, amongst other things, been violent, abusive and controlling towards his ex-wife, that he had callously and without justification taken their son away from her, and that he had falsely accused his ex-wife of abducting their son …” (more)

[Inforrm’s Blog, 2 July]

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