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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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A new edition is due, details can be seen here:
Defamation: Law, Procedure and Practice 5th ed isbn 9780414034334

Defamation: Law, Procedure and Practice 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781847036322
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034334
Previous Edition ISBN: 042183790X
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £235.00

Despatched in 2 to 4 days.

A comprehensive and practical work that outlines the law and focuses on both the practical and tactical aspects of case preparation. Defamation Law, Procedure and Practice:-

  • Outlines the law and focuses on both the practical and tactical aspects of case preparation
  • Delivers a clear, concise and accessible approach to this very complex area of law
  • Includes key case law and has been fully updated to include important developments, including those resulting from the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Sets out the up-to-date law and details practical guidance on defamation claims
  • Covers basic principles and specific defences including Fair Comment and Qualified Privilege, chapter-by-chapter
  • Covers every aspect in a logical order, including remedies and appeals
  • Contains useful forms and precedents
  • Includes a glossary of the main legal terms Appendices contain all relevant extracts of Statutes, fully annotated
  • Reproduces key legislation
  • Includes a wealth of new material on Qualified Privilege-Reynolds; Offer of Amends, Abuse of process, Internet; and Defamation and privacy
  • Written by an authoritative source

Tort Law, Libel and Slander
Part One: What the Claimants must Prove
The defamatory statement
Slander claims and special damages
Malicious falsehood
Part Two: Defences
Fair comment
Privilege – general
Absolute privilege
Qualified privilegeduty and interest
Qualified privilege – Reynolds
Qualified privilege – reports
Secondary responsibility
Offer of amends
Miscellaneous defences and prohibitions or restrictions on bringing a defamation claim
Part Three: Remedies
Part Four: Procedure, Strategy and Tactics
General considerations for claimants
General considerations for defendants
Defamation and the CPR
Commencing a defamation claim
Jurisdiction - claims with a foreign element
Statements of case
Summary disposal and strike-out
Disclosure and further information
From CMC to trial
Costs, security for costs and conditional fees
Part Five: Specific Considerations
Pre-publication considerations for publishers
Consideration for a person facing a threatened defamatory publication
Part Six: Human Rights and Privacy
Human Rights Act 1998
Defamation and Privacy
Schedule of defamation trials since 1990
Court of Appeal on damages
Personal Injury Awards
Criminal libel