Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 326 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 3056 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Eady J

Representation The claimants appeared in person.
  Adam Wolanski (instructed by Olswang LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 31 October 2012


Libel and slander - Justification - Fair Comment - Summary Judgment - Claimants bringing claim in libel regarding article published by defendant's national newspaper - Defendant applying for summary judgment - Whether claim having any real prospect of success - CPR Pt 24.

The Case

Libel and slander Justification. The defendant newspaper publisher published an article concerning the claimants entitled 'ASYLUM SEEKERS: PAY FOR US TO HAVE A HOL'. The claimants sued for defamation. The Queen's Bench Division granted the defendant's application for summary judgment pursuant to CPR Pt 24 as there was no allegation contained in the article which would not have been capable of being defended either by way of justification or fair comment.

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