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Course Defamation Law: Serious Harm, Intermediary Liability and Other Tricky Issues for Practice


This course gives an introduction to UK defamation law and practice. It will provide a practical overview of the Defamation Act 2013 and the changes it introduced. It will also look at the Section 1 ‘serious harm’ and ‘serious financial loss’ tests and consider their practical application in light of case law from both before and after the 2013 Act.

This course will be of interest to practitioners who are new to or have little experience in defamation law or those who would like to refresh their knowledge of this developing area.

  • Introduction to the Defamation Act 2013
  • Changes post-Defamation Act 2013
  • Section 1 ‘serious harm’ and ‘serious financial loss’ tests
  • Intermediary liability
  • The operation of defences
  • Significant case law, pre and post-2013 Act

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14:00 | London
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