Fayed v Telegraph Group Ltd

Reference: [2002] EWHC 1631 (QB)

Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge: Eady J

Date of judgment: 24 Jul 2002

Summary: Defamation - Libel - meaning

Appearances: James Price QC - Leading Counsel (Claimant) 

Instructing Solicitors: DJ Freeman for the Claimant; Farrer & Co for the Defedant

Facts

The Sunday Telegraph accused the Claimant of being reasonably suspected of supplying weapons grade uranium to Al Qaeda.

Issue

Whether the article complained of was capable of bearing this meaning.

Held

It was so capable.

Comment

The well-established legal principles were applied.