Defamation & Serious Harm - An Overview
Section 1(1) of the Defamation Act introduced the requirement of ‘serious harm’ and since it came into force in 2014 a series of cases have sought to define the precise meaning of this phrase.
These cases culminated in the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of LaChaux v IPL  which set out definitive guidance as to interpretation. This webinar discusses the development of the law in this area.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Content of s1(1) Defamation Act
- Presumption of damage
- Threshold of seriousness
- Relevant case law from Cooke v MGN to Stocker v Stocker
- LaChaux v IPL - summary of key findings of Lord Sumption