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UK Government confirms that local authorities should not be able to sue for defamation

The UK Government last week confirmed its view that the bar to local authorities suing for defamation remains intact.

Since the case of Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers and others [1993] 2 W.L.R. 449, it has been well-established that organs of government – both central and local – cannot sue for defamation.  In his leading judgment in that case, … Continue Reading