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Gatley on Libel & Slander 12ed (2013) with 1st Supplement (2015)  $1,006.00 

Edited by: Alastair MullisRichard ParkesGodwin Busuttil

Gatley is the leading text on libel and slander. The new edition brings practitioners up to date with the latest developments in the law of defamation, both substantive and procedural. It analyses the relevant case law, and guides the reader through practice and procedure in detail.

The new 12th edition deals in depth with the Defamation Act 2013. It also incorporates the latest case law and tracks the developing law in areas such as press freedom to report on matters of public interest, interim injunctions and damages.

  • Provides an all-encompassing guide to the law of defamation
  • Analyses the changes introduced by the Defamation Act 2013 and discusses a wealth of significant recent case law
  • Includes cases from other jurisdictions with commentary on their relevance to UK law and procedure, in particular decisions from Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Discusses the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the continuing effect of the Human Rights Act on defamation law and privacy
  • Deals with defences available to defamation actions
  • Includes forms and precedents for issuing proceedings, statements of case and settlements
  • Deals with related causes of action arising from the publication of statements or images, e.g. misuse of private information and harassment - and discusses the recent cases on these topics
  • Reproduces key legislation
  • Includes summaries of important libel awards in the appendix material
  • Updates the reader with regular supplements which is charged separately

Contents:The Defamatory Statement


Defamatory Imputations

The Form and Meaning of the Defamatory Statement

Slanders Actionable Per Se

Slanders Actionable Only on Proof of Special Damage


Identity of the Person Defamed

Parties: Who May Sue or Be Sued



Defences: General

Justification (Truth) at common law

Defence of Truth under section 2, Defamation Act 2013

Honest Comment

Defence of Honest Opinion under section 3, Defamation Act 2013

Absolute Privilege

Qualified Privilege at Common Law Part I

Qualified Privilege at Common Law Part II

Qualified Privilege: Statute

Defence of Publication on a Matter of Public Interest under section 4, Defamation Act 2013

Malice and Qualified Privilege

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Other Defences

Other Causes of Action and related Matters

Malicious Falsehood

Misuse of Private Information

Other Causes of Action Arising from Statements

The Action

The Initial Stages

Interim Injunctions

Particulars of Claim


Reply and Defence to Counterclaim

Apology, Offer of Amends and Compromise

Pre-trial Applications

Interlocutory Matters

The Trial: The Claimant's Case

The Trial: The Defendant's Case

The Trial: Functions of Judge and Jury

The Trial: The Final Stages


Appendix 1:Statutes

Appendix 2:Damages Awards


Publisher:  Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN/ISSN:  9780414028432
Binding:  Hardback
Pages:  1,620

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