Unqualified allegation of safeguarding issues considered defamatory


Re: Kelly v Facebook Ireland Ltd & Anor (BUR10442)

A defamation claim was submitted in accordance with the Defamation Act 1996, s 2 and 4(2), relating to certain words used and published on the Facebook page “Concerned Parents of De La Salle”. The court could not support the submission by the defendants as to the meaning they attributed to the postings as they related to the plaintiff.

Antony White QC and Gavin Millar QC were involved in this case.