Flood v Times Newspapers, Supreme Court allows “Reynolds” appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

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

“In a unanimous decision ([2012] UKSC 11) the Supreme Court allowed the appeal of Times Newspapers Limited against a decision of the Court of Appeal ([2010] EWCA Civ 804) which had held that it could not rely on Reynolds qualified privilege. The Supreme Court restored the decision of Mr Justice Tugendhat ([2009] EWHC 2375 (QB)) who had ruled, on the hearing of a preliminary issue, that the Times was entitled to rely on the defence of Reynolds qualified privilege in relation to the printed publication of the article about the claimant.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd March 2012

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