|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 465 (Jul)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 1600 (QB)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division|
|Representation||Adrienne Page QC and Adam Speker (instructed by S J Cornish) for the claimants.|
|Gordon Bishop, Iain Christie and Sara Mansoori (instructed by Wragge & Co) for the authority and the review team.|
|Judgment Dates:||30 July 2002|
Libel and slander - Qualified privilege - Malice avoiding privilege - Public interest - Claimants accused of sexually abusing children - Local authority appointing review team to investigate allegations - Review team publishing report to authority - Authority publishing report to other recipients - Report alleging claimants engaged in widespread sexual abuse of children - Claimants suing in libel - Whether allegations true - Whether publication of report subject to qualified privilege - Whether maliciousness on part of review team - Quantum.