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No reason to set aside summary judgment in defamation proceedings

Barron & Anor v Vines [2016] EWHC 605 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Sara Mansoori
Related Practice Area(s):
Media and Information Law
Court:

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.