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Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Natural and ordinary meaning - Innuendo meaning - Whether words complained of capable of bearing meanings pleaded - Whether innuendo properly pleaded - Malicious falsehood - Whether words complained of capable of being likely to cause pecuniary damage - Whether claims in malicious falsehood properly pleaded - Application to amend particulars of claim
Libel - strike out - summary judgment - absolute privilege - qualified privilege - communications to professional bodies - General Medicial Council - use of material disclosed in the course of proceedings
Human rights - Admissibility - Freedom of expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Fair trial - Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights - Defamation - Reynolds privilege - Jury directions - Presumption of falsity - Meaning
Defamation - Libel - Contract - Malice - Costs - Discontinuance by Claimant - Whether Claimant could accept an 'offer' made by Defendant in without prejudice save as to costs correspondence - Indemnity costs - Payment on account of costs
Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Lucas-Box meaning - Whether Lucas-Box meaning severable and distinct from meaning complained of - Whether proportionate to allow issues raised by Lucas-Box meaning to be tried
Human rights - Right to protection of reputation - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Gross defamation - Allegation of murder - Allegation not proven but held 'justifiable' to print on 'reasonable basis'
Human Rights - Criminal Libel - Public Figures - Public Interest - Freedom of Expression - Reputation - Intentional Libel - Defences - Qualified Privilege - ss.252, 253, 257 and 258 Criminal Code of Granada - s.10 Constitution of Granada