Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


IAS Lies: Defamation - A Roundtable on Lies and the Law

by Dr Alex Mills (UCL Laws), Prof Rachael Mulheron (Queen Mary Law), Robert Sharp (Head of Campaigns, English PEN), Dr Judith Townend (Sussex Law)


22 March 2018

As part of this year’s research theme on ‘Lies’, the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies hosted a panel discussion on the present and future of defamation law. How can the law best protect rights of speech and of privacy in a digital age? Has the Defamation Act of 2013 allowed for the publication of truths, opinions honestly held, or speech in the public interest? How has a new standard of harm respected the rights of the claimants and defendants in practice?

The discussion was hosted by Harry Eccles-Williams, Associate at Mischon de Reya.

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