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With actions for defamation rarely out of the spotlight, this new title is a clear, practical and up to date reference tool to a complex area of the law. Written in an accessible and readable style, the book takes the reader through the pursuit and defence of a defamation claim from the alleged slur all the way to jury trial, detailing the relevant law and procedure at every stage.
This handy guide provides the practical benefit of expert guidance and tactics gleaned from the authors' years of experience. Unravelling the tangle of recent legislation and key judgements, this guide also covers improtant developing areas such as funding and costs, mediation and other possible causes of action.A Practical Guide to Libel and Slander has been written for both specialist practitioners as well as those who deal with defamation cases on a more occasional basis. It will prove equally useful to those in the media and other areas of 'reputation management' who come across defamation issues in their daily roles.