|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 1383|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Brooke and Hale LJJ
|Representation||Geoffrey Shaw QC (instructed by Peter Carter-Ruck & Partners) for the claimant.|
|Richard Rampton QC and Caroline Addy (instructed by Henry Hepworth) for the defendants.|
|Judgment Dates:||7 December 1999|
Libel and slander - Pleading - Amendment - Judge refusing to allow fifth amendment of defence - Whether amendment central or peripheral to defence - Whether judge wrong to find amendment merely peripheral.