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


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


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


It was so capable.


The well-established legal principles were applied.