Fox (defendant/appellant) v Blake and others (claimants/respondents)

Tuesday 15 August 2023

The Defendant appeals against the order of Nicklin J dated 1 November 2022 made after a trial of preliminary issues in 6 consolidated libel actions involving 3 claimants.

There are 3 claims and 3 counterclaims for libel, each arising out of the publication of a separate tweet.

Nicklin J determined issues relating to meaning of each of the publications; the natural and ordinary meaning of the words published; whether they were defamatory at common law, and whether they were statements of fact or opinion.

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Part 1

Part 2