No reason to set aside summary judgment in defamation proceedings


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

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.