In conjunction with A4ID, Matrix Chambers has developed a free online training course on defamation law. Designed for people with no legal background, the course is aimed at anyone who publishes material that may be critical of the activities of individuals or companies, for example, to highlight corruption, environmental harm or human rights violations. It is likely to be of particular interest to NGOs, journalists and media organisations seeking to develop their knowledge of defamation law.
Written by Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Aidan Wills, the course takes the form of five e-learning modules covering defamation law in England & Wales and includes guidance on how to reduce the risk of defamation claims. A quiz and checklist are provided to test learning and assist with reviewing publications.
The introductory video to the course can be seen below. To access the course in full, please visit A4ID’s website here.