Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 109 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 1650 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Warby J

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Cicely Hayward (instructed by West Yorkshire Police Legal Services) for the defendant Police Constabulary.
Judgment Dates: 7 July 2017

Catchwords

Libel and slander - Defamatory statement - Requirement of serious harm

The Case

Libel and slander Defamatory statement. The claimant's claim for slander against two police officers failed. The Queen's Bench Division held that she had failed to prove that all but one of the words complained of could have been published or said by the officers and had also failed to prove that the publication complained of caused serious harm to her reputation, as required by s1 of the .

Practice Areas

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