Online defamation update


This course looks at recent developments in this area with particular emphasis on recent case law examining the meaning of the ‘serious harm’ test set out in s1 of the Defamation Act 2013. It then goes onto review the single publication rule and the website operators’ defence as well as consideration of a recent case concerning defamatory online reviews.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will obtain a greater understanding of:

  • The key issues relating to the issue of ‘serious harm’ introduced by s1 of the Defamation Act 2013
  • The content of the website operator’s defence
  • Awareness of issues relating to defamatory online reviews
  • Being able to identify areas of risk and the steps that can be taken to mitigate these areas.

Authored by: Keith Markham

Keith Markham qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and now works as a freelance presenter of training courses. Drawing on his considerable experience Keith has designed and delivered a wide variety of training for BPP and other providers as well as for his own clients in the commercial law field. In particular he teaches topics relating to commercial contracts, data protection and e-commerce to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price (excludes VAT): £50.00