Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 01 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWCA Civ 1382
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Judge LCJ, Lord Neuberger MR and Eady J

Representation Andrew Caldecott QC and Ian Helme (instructed by Collyer Bristow) for C.
  Hugh Tomlinson QC and Jonathan Price (instructed by Fladgate LLP) for M.
  James Dingemans QC and Julien Foster (instructed by YVA Solicitors) for KC.
  Desmond Browne QC (instructed by MGN Legal Department) for MGN.
Judgment Dates: 31 October 2012


Libel and slander - Damages - Assessment - Claimants having libellous comments made against them - First claimant being wrongly accused of cricket match fixing - Second claimant being wrongly stated as having conviction for rape - Claimants suing for libel - First claimant being successful at trial before judge - Second claimant receiving apology and admission of liability and court being asked to assess damages - Defendants appealing awards of damages in each case - Whether assessments of damages erroneous.

The Case

Libel and slander Damages. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, set out the approach to be taken to determine the appropriate measure of damages to be awarded in libel proceedings.

Practice Areas

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