An allegation of dishonesty: A statement of fact or the expression of opinion? – Tom Double

“In view of the above, an early application to determine whether the words complained of are opinion at a preliminary issue trial is still likely to remain an attractive option for defendants, as it will help them to know whether this defence is available which, in turn, will help to determine how they defend the claim more generally.”

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In a number of recent libel cases, the court has encouraged parties to apply prior to the service of a defence for a preliminary issue trial where the meaning of the words complained of is in dispute.

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