UK: Crackdown on strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) suits could include new legal regulations

On 17 March, the Law Society Gazette reported that proposals to clamp down on so-called strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) have received a cautious welcome from the Law Society.  This is amid mounting concern about the apparent use of defamation and privacy laws by wealthy individuals and businesses.  It is said that the government is seeking views on a range of proposals ‘which will be introduced as soon as possible’. These include amending the Defamation Act 2013 to strengthen the ‘public interest’ defence. 

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/crackdown-on-slapp-suits-could-include-new-legal-regulations/5111887.article

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strategic-lawsuits-against-public-participation-slapps

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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