Privilege and reporting the contents of documents read by the court – Legal Week

Posted February 28th, 2014 in defamation, documents, law reports, news, privilege by sally

‘The fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of privilege. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair and accurate reports by qualified privilege. In the former case no libel action can be brought, in the latter an action will only succeed if malice is proved.’

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Legal Week, 27th February 2014