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date: 12 June 2024

p. 14510. Defamation and Privacylocked

p. 14510. Defamation and Privacylocked

  • Dr Karen DyerDr Karen DyerFormerly Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth
  •  and Dr Anil BalanDr Anil BalanSenior Lecturer, King’s College London


Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. To answer questions on defamation, students need to understand the following: categories of defamation: libel and slander; what constitutes a defamatory statement: innuendo; defences to defamation: absolute privilege and qualified privilege; the Defamation Act 2013; and offer of amends, Defamation Act 1996 sections 2–4. To answer questions on privacy, students need to understand the following: the nature of privacy; the overlap between the torts of misuse of private information, and other causes of action; trespass; negligence; the Human Rights Act 1998; and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

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