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01 December 2017  

Adele Ashton and Jeremy Clarke-Williams examine the ‘serious harm’ test in defamation claims

The reputation of a business can be a crucial factor in its success. With the rise of social media, a reputation which has been built up over years can be destroyed in an instant: anyone and everyone can publish negative, even unfounded, material with the potential for it to ‘go viral’. It is, in this online age, increasingly important for businesses to ensure their reputations remain intact and to take immediate action when false allegations have been published about them.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Brett Wilson LLP v Persons Unknown [2015] EWHC 2628 (QB)

    Hope Not Hate Ltd v Farage [2017] IHQ17/0500

    Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1334

    Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2010] EWHC 1414 (QB)

    Undre & anor v London Borough of Harrow [2016] EWHC 931 (QB)