Desmond v Bower – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2009 in defamation, evidence, law reports by sally

Desmond v Bower [2009] EWCA Civ 667; [2009] WLR (D) 258

“The reasoning of the judge refusing the defendant in a libel trial permission to call evidence of discreditable behaviour by the claimant subsequent to the alleged libel was a matter of law in which the appellate court was entitled to intervene. Evidence of discreditable behaviour similar to that described in the alleged libel could be admitted even though the evidence concerned behaviour subsequent to the libel.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2009


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