Dyson v MGN: Libel trial begins

A 4-day hearing begins today in the High Court. The trial of Sir James Dyson’s libel claim against Mirror Group Newspapers will be heard by Mr Justice Jay this week. In July 2022, Nicklin J ruled on the meaning of the words complained of, which arose from articles published by The Mirror.

The Defendant has pleaded a defence of honest opinion under s.3 of the Defamation Act 2013, as well as relying on the Jameel abuse of process jurisdiction.

5RB’s Justin Rushbrooke KC and Chloe Strong appear for the Claimant, instructed by Schillings. Adrienne Page KC, Ben Gallop and Samuel Rowe appear for the Defendant, instructed by MGN.