By: David Crerar

The past have witnessed a dialogue between the highest courts of Britain, Australia and New Zealand on the extent and formulation of the defence of qualified privilege to actions in defamation. These decisions canvass the tensions between the individual’s interest in preserving the integrity of personal reputation, and the personal and social interests in the free flow of expression. They examine mass-published media criticism of publicly elected officials, where these tensions are most acute ...


type Recent Developments in the Defamation Defence of Qualified Privilege