Overhaul of libel laws ‘will have to wait’ – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2010 in defamation, freedom of expression, media, news by sally

“Plans to cut the profits of law firms who bring libel claims against the media have been dropped, MPs have been told. Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, had promised an overhaul of Britain’s libel laws after a review found the rules had a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression. Among the reforms was a draft law to reduce the fees charged by ‘no-win no-fee’ lawyers in defamation cases from 100 per cent to 10 per cent.”

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The Independent, 8th April 2010

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