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Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy - Sixth edition
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Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy - Sixth edition

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Published Dec 2010 (LexisNexis Butterworths)
ISBN: 9781405734523.
Description

Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy is an essential purchase for every practitioner involved with the law of defamation and privacy.

Consisting of an account of the law of defamation in over 50 different countries including Eastern Europe, Malaysia and Singapore, it takes account of the Defamation Act 1996 and will be of value to all those whose activities take them into the international field.

Fully updated and expanded to include the law of privacy, new developments such as harassment, the Human Rights Act, data protection and important cases such as Reynolds v Times Newspapers.

Contents

Part 1 - Reputation

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What is reputation?
  • 3. Libel and slander distinguished
  • 4. What is defamatory?
  • 5. Publication
  • 6. Reference to the claimant
  • 7. Jurisdiction, Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • 8. Parties
  • 9. Truths
  • 10. Fair comment
  • 11. Absolute privilege
  • 12. Qualified privilege
  • 13. Offer of amends
  • 14. Other defences
  • 15. Remedies
  • 16. Criminal libel
  • 17. Malicious Falsehood

     

    Part 2 - Private Information and other related topics

  • 18. What is privacy?
  • 19. Protection of Private Information - the claim
  • 20. Data protection
  • 21. Freedom of information
  • 22. Harassment
  • 23. Other causes of action protecting privacy
  • 24. Remedies

     

    Part 3 - Practice and Procedure

    A. Defamation Practice and Procedure

  • 25. Before the action
  • 26. The Claim
  • 27. Pre-trial procedure
  • 28. Trial
  • 29. Costs
  • 30. Appeal

     

    B Privacy Practice and Procedure

  • 31. Before the action
  • 32. The Claim
  • 33. Pre-trial procedure
  • 34. Trial
  • 35. Costs
  • 36. Appeal

     

    Part 4 - International

  • 37-45 Comparative chapters on defamation and privacy law covering countries in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, North Africa, Middle East, Central and South America.

     

    Appendices

  • * Defamation Act 1996
  • * Schedule 1 to the Defamation Act 1996
  • * Summary disposal of claims
  • * International limitation periods
  • * Schedule of awards of damages in libel actions in the years 1951-2008

  • Review

  • "... the most comprehensive and illuminating book on the subject... it is impossible not to be impressed by the sheer volume, quality and usefulness of the information provided..."
    New Law Journal, review of the previous edition
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