Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 311 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2958 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Tugendhat J

Representation William Bennett (instructed by Pattinson & Brewer) for the claimants.
  David Price QC and Korieh Duodu (of David Price Solicitors and Advocates) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 26 October 2012


Libel and slander - Defamatory words - Words capable of defamatory meaning - Claimant entertainment trio bringing libel action against promotions company as result of words posted on website - Promotions company citing defence of justification and honest comment - Whether words complained of capable of bearing defamatory meaning - Whether defences succeeding - Whether claimants entitled to damages.

The Case

Libel and slander Defamatory words. The Gillettes were an entertainment trio that brought an action in libel against the defendant promotions company.The Queen's Bench Division found in favour of the Gillettes on the merits but merely awarded nominal damages due to the fabrication of part of a special damages claim.

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