Gatley on Libel and Slander, 13th Edition 2022
Gatley on Libel and Slander, 13th Edition
|Author||His Honour Judge Richard Parkes, QC; Godwin Busuttil; Professor David Rolph; Professor Alastair Mullis; Dr Andrew Scott; Tom Blackburn SC|
|Publication Date||31 May 2022|
|Publisher||Sweet & Maxwell|
The book has been completely updated and reorganised to provide a full treatment of the English law of defamation and other media and communications claims, including intentional untruth, privacy, data protection, and harassment - both substantively and procedurally.
- The chapter on pre-trial petitions has been completely updated, including preliminary trials of meaning.
- There are separate chapters on the misuse of private information and data protection.
- All major case law, including Lachaux, Stocker, Serafin, Lloyd v Google, Economou, Wright v Ver, Wright v Granath, Corbyn v Millett, Duchess of Sussex v Associated, and Soriano v Forensic News, is reviewed.
- Taking into account legal changes in Commonwealth and common law jurisdictions
- Expert analysis of the law and all key advances in libel and slander, malicious untruth, and privacy are provided by this authority on defamation law.
- Detailed coverage of the appropriate process for practising defamation law, which may be used as a one-stop reference at each stage of a case.
- Examines defamatory statements, including actionable slanders, publishing, and identifying the individual who has been defamed, as well as the issue of who may sue or be sued.
- Examines the several types of damages available, including compensatory, aggravated, and exemplary damages.
- Commentary on related causes of action, such as deliberate lying, misappropriation of personal information, and other causes resulting from utterances.
- Honest remark, absolute and qualified privilege, publishing in the public interest, and other defences are discussed.
- From interim injunctions and particulars of claim through counterclaims, apologies, the trial, and appeals, the method for filing an action is thoroughly examined.
- Cases from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand that are relevant to UK law and process, with discussion on their relevance to UK law and procedure.
- The European Court of Human Rights' jurisprudence is discussed, as well as the impact of the Human Rights Act on defamation law.
- Forms and precedents for issuing proceedings, statements of case, and settlements are provided, as well as significant statutory passages.
- An appendix containing legislation, procedural regulations, and damage awards is included.
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF Gatley on Libel and Slander
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Defamatory Imputations
- 3. The Form and Meaning of the Defamatory Statement
- 4. Slanders Actionable Per Se
- 5. Slander Actionable Only on Proof of Special Damage
- 6. Publication
- 7. Identity of the Person Defamed
- 8. Parties: Who May Sue or Be Sued
- 9. Remedies
- 10. Defences: General
- 11. Truth (Justification)
- 12. Honest Comment
- 13. Absolute Privilege
- 14. Qualified Privilege at Common Law
- 15. Publication on a Matter of Public Interest
- 16. Qualified Privilege Statute
- 17. Malice and Qualified Privilege
- 18. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- 19. Other Defences
- 20. Scope of this Part
- 21. Malicious Falsehood
- 22. Misuse of Private Information
- 23. Other Causes of Action Arising from Statements
- 24. The Initial Stages
- 25. Interim Injunctions
- 26. Particulars of Claim
- 27. Defence
- 28. Reply and Defence to Counterclaim
- 29. Apology, Offer of Amends and Compromise
- 30. Pre-trial Applications
- 31. Interlocutory Matters
- 32. The Trial: The Claimant’s Case
- 33. The Trial: The Defendant’s Case
- 34. The Trial: Functions of Judge and Jury
- 35. The Trial: The Final Stages
- 36. Appeal
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