Month: September 2014

How serious is serious? First decision on the serious harm defamation test

In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court addressed for the first time the new “serious harm” threshold test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. The claim followed an article in the Sunday Mirror published on 26 January 2014 entitled “Millionaire Tory Cashes In On TV Benefits Street” highlighting the poor condition of …   Read more