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(p. 350) 15. Defamation
(p. 350) 15. Defamation

Kirsty Horsey

and Erika Rackley

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date: 16 January 2018

This chapter focuses on the issue of defamation. It examines the Defamation Act 2013 in detail and explains who can sue for defamation; who can be liable for defamation; the meaning of ‘defamatory’; and the two kinds of innuendo. It also considers defences such as truth, honest opinion, publication in a matter of public interest and privilege. It concludes with a discussion of damages for defamation.

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