The cases have led to a predictable chorus of claims that the Act is fundamentally misconceived and unworkable. Or have two Crown Court judges got the law wrong?
Thanks to the unreformed law of libel, speaking out in the public interest can land you in court. Can you join us in Edinburgh on Thursday 17th July at 5 pm?
Can you help us rally the people of Northern Ireland to demand libel reform? The leveson inquiry Sharp29 April On Wednesday 7th May the Libel Reform Campaign will bring together writers, journalists, scientists, academics, human rights advocates and civil society organisations to form a coalition to reform the law of libel in Northern Ireland.
There is a real concern that the current law of libel in Northe The fight for libel reform continues. Robert Sharp03 April As you may be aware, the new defences in the Defamation Act have been blocked from being extended to Northern Ireland.
This undeniably leaves the people of Northern Ireland with fewer free spee Senior judge reminds judges that they can strike out trivial libel claims Robert Sharp02 January The Libel Reform Campaign and the MPs and Peers who led the campaign in the Houses of Parliament The leveson inquiry always called for a law mandating strike out of trivial libel claims to be part of the Defamation Act.
Strike out is when a court looks at a claim, decides there is no case to answer and therefore d Senior judge reminds judges that they can strike out trivial libel claims Robert Sharp02 January The Libel Reform Campaign and the MPs and Peers who led the campaign in the Houses of Parliament have always called for laws that would mean libel cases get resolved as quickly and cheaply as possible.
We called for mandatory strike out of trivial libel claims to be part of the Defamation Act. This will mean that England and Wales will have the new libel law the Libel Reform Campaign has been calling for for nearly five years.
Congratulations and thank you to the hundreds of scientists, authors, human rights activists, bloggers, con Do you agree with the inclusion of This will be almost exactly four years since David Alle This is the final opportunity for parliamentarians to influence the contents of the legislation and deliver essential free speech reforms.
The Libel Reform Campaign has u If your MP is a back bencher please urge them to vote against any amendment removing the new clause placing restrictions on companies. This new clause does not prevent companies from suin I and the 60, supporters of the Libel Reform Campaign believe this is a once in a generation opportunity for legislation that protects both reputation and freedom of expression.
Transcriber libel case Robert Sharp11 April As we prepare for the Defamation Bill debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 April, another libel case has emerged that demonstrates the urgent need for libel reform.
Lesley is a professional Its clauses relating to the Leveson report will be reversed by all three parties voting together, so it can now go through the House. This is welcome news. All your letters to MPs and the Prime Minister have made clear why the Defamation Bill matters, and why it must not be caught up in the debate about The Government had delayed bringing the bill back to the House of Commons, after peers approved cont There is the real risk that unless we act it will be dropped.
We have all worked hard to win the case for reform — to show the chilling effects of the current law on citizens, to secure commitment from the Tracey Brown writes in the Guardian on 8th February that the Defama The justice secretary says the large legal fees involved in defamation cases in English courts are jeopardising freedom of speech, potentially curbing vital debate Want to find out more about the Libel Reform Campaign?
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The Data Protection Bill will go through Parliament without an amendment calling for a second Leveson inquiry, as peers backed down after weeks of ping-ponging between the two Houses.