UK Supreme Court: Joseph -v- Spiller, a new defence of honest comment in defamation proceedings

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The United Kingdom Supreme Court restates the 'fair comment' defence to defamation claims as 'honest comment', relaxing the requirement to provide readers with all of the facts necessary to allow them to judge themselves whether the comment is well-founded.

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