Cooke and Anor v MGN: Raising the bar

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Carter-Ruck

After an anxious wait for the first judicial interpretation of the new “serious harm” threshold imposed by the Defamation Act 2013, Wednesday’s judgment by Bean J in Cooke and Anor v MGN [2014] EWHC 2831 gives an early indication of just how much the bar has been raised.


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