Application to amend defamation claim denied


Re: Lokhova v Longmuir [2016] EWHC 2579 (QB)

The Claimant complained of 7 defamatory statements in 2011, and sought to add 3 further causes of action on the grounds that it would be in the interests of justice, and in accordance with the overriding claim. The claim failed and the Court highlighted that under CPR 17.4 it was at their discretion to refuse permission, even if the threshold criteria is satisfied.

Lorna Skinner was involved in this case.