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Day: 11 June 2019

Defamation claims in 2018 up by 70%, the highest number for nine years, will Lachaux reverse the trend?

In advance of tomorrow’s eagerly awaited Supreme Court “serious harm” decision in Lachaux v Independent Print, the 2018 Judicial Statistics show, for the second year running, a substantial increase in the number of issued defamation claims. These are up by 70% on 2017. In 2018 there were 265 defamation claims issued in London (where the large […]