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Landmark Cases in Defamation Law

Editor(s): David Rolph
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Published: 25-02-2021
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 280
ISBN: 9781509946686
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Landmark Cases
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £34.99
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About Landmark Cases in Defamation Law

Landmark Cases in Defamation Law is a diverse and engaging edited collection that brings together eminent scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand to analyse cases of enduring significance to defamation law. The cases selected have all had a significant impact on defamation law, not only in the jurisdiction in which they were decided but internationally. Given the formative influence of English defamation law in the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the focus is predominantly on English cases, although decisions of the United States and Australia are also included in the collection. The authors all naturally share a common interest in defamation law but bring different expertise and emphasis to their respective chapters. Among the authors are specialists in tort law, legal history and internet law. The cases selected cover all aspects of defamation law, including defamatory capacity and meaning; practice and procedure; defences; and remedies.

Table Of Contents

1. Campbell v Spottiswoode (1863)
Paul Wragg
2. Bonnard v Perryman (1891) 7
David Rolph
3. Byrne v Deane (1937)
Barbara McDonald
4. Kemsley v Foot (1952)
Jason Boslan
5. Lewis v Daily Telegraph (1964)
Eric Barendt
6. New York Times v Sullivan (1964)
David Partlett
7. Uren v John Fairfax & Sons Pty Ltd (1966)
Mark Lunney
8. Charleston v News Group Newspapers Ltd (1995)
Ursula Cheer
9. Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd (1999)
Hilary Young
10. Dow Jones & Company v Gutnick (2002)
Kylie Pappalardo and Nicolas Suzor


Landmark Cases in Defamation Law is a rich source of learning in respect of the many important areas of defamation with which it deals. It is a valuable resource for judges, practitioners and students who have to deal with these areas. We owe a debt of gratitude to the contributors for enhancing our understanding of these areas of the law of defamation.” –  Michael McHugh, Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Media and Arts Law Review

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