Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 22nd, 2012 in defamation, law reports, privilege, public interest, Supreme Court by sally

Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd [2012] UKSC 11; [2012] WLR (D) 93

“A publisher was protected from liability for defamation when it published an article containing allegations of corruption against a named police officer, even though the allegations were subsequently held to be unfounded, if it could be shown that the issues raised in the article were matters of public interest and that at the time of publication it appeared to the publishers that there was a strong circumstantial case for believing the allegations to be true.”

WLR Daily, 21st March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk