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Reputation Management News from Out-Law.com
Courts in England have given further guidance on when statements can be said to have caused or be likely to cause ‘serious harm’ under defamation laws, an expert has said.
A new ruling by the Court of Appeal in London highlights how the reporting of stories in other countries and the dissemination of those stories online can serve to undermine the case for privacy injunctions against publishers in the UK, an expert has said.
Claims made in headlines in British newspapers, magazines or online publications must be reflected in the text of the article to which those headlines relate under revisions to an industry code set to come into effect from the beginning of 2016.
Supreme Court judges have prohibited publishers in England and Wales from disclosing the identity of a male celebrity who reportedly engaged in an extra-marital sexual encounter with two other people, despite details of the scandal being widely available on the internet.
A judge’s decision in a libel trial in Northern Ireland reinforces the fact that the country is the most “claimant friendly” in the UK for bringing defamation claims, experts have said.
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