Cases

Active filters: Barrister: William Bennett QC [clear]
Area of work: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood [clear]

Begg v BBC

Libel – Justification – Meaning - Broadcasting – Islam – Extremism

[2016] EWHC 2688 (QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Haddon-Cave J

Pinard-Byrne v Linton

Privy Council Appeal from Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Commonwealth of Dominica) - Defamation - Libel - Reynolds qualified privilege/ public interest defence - Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to have overturned the first instance judge's rejection of the defence

[2015] UKPC 41 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Clarke, Wilson, Sumption, Carnwath, Toulson

Flood v Times Newspapers Limited (SC)

Libel - Reynolds privilege - Public interest - Responsible journalism

[2012] UKSC 11 - Supreme Court

Judge Lords Phillips, Brown, Mance, Clarke and Dyson

Wood v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (CA)

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - summary judgment - slander - amendment to add case in slander after the close of evidence at trial - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - CPR 17.4

[2004] EWCA Civ 1638; [2005] EMLR 449; The Times, 13 December 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge May, Dyson & Wall LJJ