No reason to set aside summary judgment in defamation proceedings
Barron & Anor v Vines  EWHC 605 (QB)
- Related Member(s):
- Sara Mansoori
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Media and Information Law
- Queen’s Bench Division
The court held that there was no reason to set aside a summary judgment granted in defamation proceedings brought by the claimants, after the defendant UKIP councillor made comments during a television interview that they were aware of large-scale sexual abuse of children in Rotherham, but did nothing to bring perpetrators to justice. The jurisdiction to set aside a final order would be exercised rarely. There was a public interest in orders being final.
Sara Mansoori was involved in this case.