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UK: Defamation case provides ‘trial run’ of the future position on trial by jury

A recent defamation decision, Christopher McGrath v Independent Print Limited  [2013] EWCH 2202 (QB) provides some insight into the future availability of jury trials once the Defamation Act 2013 removes the presumption in favour of trial by jury in defamation cases.

Currently s69(1)b of the Senior Courts Act 1981, states that libel or slander claims “shall be tried with Continue Reading