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(p. 521) 21. Defences and remedies in defamation 

(p. 521) 21. Defences and remedies in defamation
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(p. 521) 21. Defences and remedies in defamation
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Christian Witting

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198811169.003.0021
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date: 19 June 2021

This chapter examines the defences that can be used in defamation cases and the available remedies for defendants. Principal defences include consent, truth, honest opinion, absolute privilege, and qualified privilege. The available remedies for defamation claims are mainly damages and injunctions. This chapter incorporates discussion of the Defamation Act 1996 and the Defamation Act 2013 and analyses relevant court cases.

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