Government Proposals for costs protection measures in defamation and privacy cases
The Government has announced a consultation on its proposals to help organisations and individuals, who would otherwise be restrained financially from doing so, to bring and defend defamation and privacy cases.
Defamation and privacy cases can often be expensive with the losing party having to pay their own fees and a significant proportion of the winning party’s costs. The proposals exclude those with substantial means from the protection.
Responses to the proposals are sought by 8 November 2013. For more information on the proposals and to find out how to respond, please see the Ministry of Justice’s website: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/costs-protection-in-defamation-and-privacy-claims
If you have any questions on this or other areas of commercial litigation, please contact Peter Corrigan.