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(p. 350) 15. Defamation 

(p. 350) 15. Defamation
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(p. 350) 15. Defamation
Author(s):

Kirsty Horsey

and Erika Rackley

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199678822.003.0015
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date: 20 November 2017

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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