Andrew Bridgen MP v Matt Hancock MP

The court will hear today an application to strike out a libel claim brought by Andrew Bridgen MP in respect of a Tweet by Matt Hancock MP published in January 2023. The Defendant contends that the claim as presently formulated does not set out a proper case on reference and could only go forward if amended.

Aidan Eardley KC, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, appears for the Defendant.