Gatley is the leading text on libel and slander. The new edition brings practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the law of defamation, both substantive and procedural. It analyses the relevant case law, and guides the reader through practice and procedure in detail.
The new 12th edition deals in depth with the Defamation Act 2013. It also incorporates the latest case law and tracks the developing law in areas such as press freedom to report on matters of public interest, interim injunctions and damages.
The 1st Supplement was published in December 2015 The Main Work was published in December 2013 Provides an all-encompassing guide to the law of defamation Analyses the changes introduced by the Defamation Act 2013 and discusses a wealth of significant recent case law Includes cases from other jurisdictions with commentary on their relevance to UK law and procedure, in particular decisions from Canada, Australia and New Zealand Discusses the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the continuing effect of the Human Rights Act on defamation law and privacy Deals with defences available to defamation actions Includes forms and precedents for issuing proceedings, statements of case and settlements Deals with related causes of action arising from the publication of statements or images, e.g. misuse of private information and harassment – and discusses the recent cases on these topics Reproduces key legislation Includes summaries of important libel awards in the appendix material Updates the reader with regular supplements...
Introduction Defamatory Imputations The Form and Meaning of the Defamatory Statement Slanders Actionable Per Se Slanders Actionable Only on Proof of Special Damage Publication Identity of the Person Defamed Parties: Who May Sue or Be Sued Remedies
Defences: General Justification (Truth) at common law Defence of Truth under section 2, Defamation Act 2013 Honest Comment Defence of Honest Opinion under section 3, Defamation Act 2013 Absolute Privilege Qualified Privilege at Common Law Part I Qualified Privilege at Common Law Part II Qualified Privilege: Statute Defence of Publication on a Matter of Public Interest under section 4, Defamation Act 2013 Malice and Qualified Privilege Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Other Defences
Other Causes of Action and related Matters
Malicious Falsehood Misuse of Private Information Other Causes of Action Arising from Statements
The Initial Stages Interim Injunctions Particulars of Claim Defence Reply and Defence to Counterclaim Apology, Offer of Amends and Compromise Pre-trial Applications Interlocutory Matters The Trial: The Claimant’s Case The Trial: The Defendant’s Case The Trial: Functions of Judge and Jury The Trial: The Final Stages Appeal