Defamation – meaning, serious harm, defences and remedies

Recorded on: 13/11/2023

The courts continue to see a number of cases relating to defamation, particularly in the online sphere. This webinar summarises all the recent developments and illustrates a number of the key issues that practitioners need to be aware of when advising clients.

Topics will include:

Identification of meaning

  • How do the courts apply the principles in Koutsogiannis v Random House [2019] EWHC 48 (QB)?
  • Banks v Cadwalladr [2023] EWCA Civ 219

Serious harm

  • What are the rules and how do the courts apply them in practice?
  • Banks v Cadwalladr [2023] EWCA Civ 219


  • Public interest
  • Banks v Cadwalladr [2023] EWCA Civ 219
  • Truth
  • Riley v Murray [2022] EWCA Civ 1146


  • Injunctions
  • Calculation of general damages
  • Riley v Sivier [2023] EWCA Civ 71

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