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Mullis and Scott propose two stream libel regime

In Events, Journalism, Law on November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

By Judith Townend

This post was cross-posted on the Inforrm Blog.

A two stream libel regime with most cases heard in the County Court or a tribunal, would reduce complexity and costs, argue Professor Alastair Mullis, from the University of East Anglia (left), and Dr Andrew Scott from the London School of Economics (below, right).

In a new academic paper, first presented at the Reframing Libel symposium at City University London last Thursday, the pair propose the overwhelming majority of English libel cases should be considered by the County Court, the Tribunals Service, or “an appropriate media (self-)regulatory body”.

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