Online Defamation Overview and Update

Broadcast Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/11/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speaker - Keith Markham


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Since the Defamation Act 2013 came into force in January 2014 the most controversial topic has been the meaning of the ‘serious harm’ requirement in s1(1). This definition has been considered in a number of cases but the Court of Appeal has now provided definitive guidance in the recent case of LaChaux v IPL [2017] EWCA CIV 1334.

This webinar highlights the key points of the LaChaux decision and also looks at other relevant issues.

Topics will include:

  • Meaning of ‘serious harm’ as considered in the case of LaChaux v IPL
  • Applications for strike out for abuse of process – how are they affected by the decision in LaChaux?
  • Monroe v Hopkins – when twitter spats get out of hand
  • Summary of defences available to website operators and hosting companies
  • Jurisdiction – what factors will the courts consider in an online defamation context?
  • Norwich Pharmacal orders – what they are and when to use them

Keith Markham

 


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