Protecting the reputation of schools and universities – Education Law Blog

Posted February 25th, 2013 in appeals, defamation, employment tribunals, local government, news, universities by sally

“You can say what you like about local authorities – and people do, knowing that the authority itself (as opposed to any individual member or employee) cannot sue in defamation. This was first established back in 1891 in Manchester Corporation v Williams [1891] 1 Q.B. 94, where it was held that the council could not complain about a letter to a newspaper alleging that ‘bribery and corruption have existed and done their nefarious work’ in a number of its departments.”

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Education Law Blog, 22nd February 2013