On 22 March, MoJ announced a consultation which closes on 19 May. This is a call for evidence in response to the challenges presented by the increasing use of a form of litigation known collectively as SLAPP – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. SLAPP can be characterised as an abuse of the legal process, where the primary objective is to harass, intimidate and financially and psychologically exhaust one’s opponent via improper means; and these actions are typically initiated by reputation management firms and framed as defamation or privacy cases brought by individuals or corporations to evade scrutiny in the public interest.
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