‘Libel and the Crime and Courts Act: Why not commence the carrot?’

“In my recent post on the Malkiewicz v UK application, I noted two ideas for reducing exorbitant cost of defamation proceedings. One was to allow publication proceedings to be heard in the Country Courts, taking advantage of the costs limitations imposed by the ‘small claims’ and ‘fast track’ procedural rules. Alternatively, a new specialist court or tribunal could handle such claims. A third option, not mentioned in the previous article, is to funnel claims against the media through a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution …” (more)

[Robert Sharp, Inforrm’s Blog, 19 December]

First posted 2021-12-20 16:00:36

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