Duncan and Neill on Defamation Fourth edition
Duncan and Neill on Defamation Fourth edition considers the very significant changes to the law of libel and slander brought about by the Defamation Act 2013.
This concise treatise on defamation is both lucid and comprehensive. Previous editions have been cited frequently by first instance and appellate courts. The fully updated fourth edition considers the very significant changes to the law of libel and slander brought about by the Defamation Act 2013, and the law's continuing attempts to meet the challenges posed by publications on the internet and via social media. Where the law is uncertain, the authors suggest a solution which in their view accords with principle.
In recognition of the fact that, increasingly, practitioners are called upon to advise on related causes of action, the book includes chapters on malicious falsehood and misuse of private information and has been expanded, in the fourth edition, to address harassment and data protection.
This leading authority on defamation law and related areas will be an essential addition to the library of all practitioners specialising in these fields, as well as students and generalists who require a clear overview of the subject.
Table of contents
2. Influence of the European Court of Human Rights
3. The distinction between libel and slander
4. Meaning of Defamatory
5. The ascertainment of meaning
6. Ingredients of the cause of action
9. Jurisdiction and choice of law
11. Defences- general introduction
13. Honest opinion
14. Publication on matter of public interest
15. Privelege: the nature of the defence
16. Absolute Privelege
17. Qualified Privelege
18. Peer-reviewed statements in scientific or academic journals
20. Offer to make amends
21. [Defences and Immunity for] Secondary Publishers
22. Consent and Apology and Payment into Court under Lord Campbell’s Act
26. Other Remedies
27. Misuse of Private Information
28. Malicious Falsehood
30. Other torts of publication
31. Practice and procedure