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[Launch] Alternative Libel Project Report

15 March 2012, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join us at the historic Inner Temple on Thursday, 15th March at 6.30pm

“a defamation lawsuit is always an emotional and financial nightmare for one party, and as often as not for both”
– Sir Stephen Sedley.

On 15 March, the Alternative Libel Project will launch its final report into how procedure can be refined and improved to extend access to justice. The project will be a significant contribution to the debate on costs in defamation actions in the context of legislation on costs and the government’s draft defamation bill.

The project’s conclusion coincides with the Government’s response to the joint select committee’s report on the draft defamation bill. The Libel Reform Campaign has welcomed the Government’s commitment to the bill, but believes there is more to be done particularly in strengthening the public interest defence, and removing the liability of internet service providers.

Join us as we launch the Alternative Libel Project’s final report and call for a truly reforming defamation bill to be included in the Queen’s speech.

Speakers include: Nick Cohen (Observer), Simon Singh, Tracey Brown (Sense About Science), Jonathan Heawood (English PEN) and Jo Glanville (Index on Censorship).

This is a free event, but please indicate that you would like to attend by e-mailing helen@englishpen.org

Directions to the Inner Temple.



15 March 2012
6:30 pm—8:30 pm


Inner Temple
London, EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom + Google Map
020 7797 8250