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Defamation cases dip despite terror claim surge
The number of defamation cases coming to court in England and Wales dropped by 13.5% last year, despite a surge in the proportion of claims resulting from allegations of terrorism. According to new research published by Sweet & Maxwell, 64 defamation claims reached the courts last year, down from a mark of 74 for the previous 12-month period.
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