New figures highlight minimal impact of libel tourism on defamation cases
The number of defamation cases in the UK courts rose by 6% during 2009-10 after a spike in the number of claims brought by celebrities, new figures have revealed. The research, conducted by Sweet & Maxwell, shows the number of reported defamation cases rose by 6% from 78 in 2008-09 to 83 in 2009-10, with the number of celebrity cases almost trebling from 11 to 30, including high-profile claims brought by stars including Lily Allen, Kate Beckinsale and David Beckham.
The number of defamation cases in the UK courts rose by 6% during 2009-10 after a spike in the number of claims brought by celebrities, new figures have revealed.
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