||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 72 (Feb)
|| EWHC 179 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Ian Winter QC and Andrew Monson (instructed by Christopher Stewart Moore) for the claimant.
||Mark Warby QC and Catrin Evans (instructed by Farrer & Co) for the defendant.
||7 February 2011
Libel and slander - Qualified privilege - Common law privilege - Claimant senior and experienced jockey - Defendant operating TV channel devoted to horseracing - Claimant interviewed by defendant's TV channel - Claimant issuing libel proceedings in respect of passages from questions asked by defendant - Whether defendant having defence of qualified privilege and honest defence.
Libel and slander Qualified privilege. The Queen's Bench Division held that in the circumstances the claimant's libel proceedings were not an abuse of process and it would be open to him to ask the jury to vindicate his reputation.
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