Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 195 (May)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Gray J

Representation John MacKenzie of John MacKenzie, Henley-on-Thames for the claimants.
  Adrienne Page QC (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 15 May 2003


Practice and procedure - Summary judgment - Libel proceedings - Right to trial by jury - Application for summary judgment in relation to issues to be decided by jury at trial.

The Case

The defendant's application for summary judgment or to strike out the claimants' libel claim was dismissed since in the circumstances, it could not be said that the claimants had no real prospect of success either in convincing a jury to find for them or in obtaining more than nominal damages if successful.

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