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Riley (claimant/respondent) –v- Sivier (defendant/appellant)

27th April 2021

The Defendant appeals against the Judgment of the 20 January 2021 and order made by Collins Rice J dated 26 January 2021 striking out the D’s defences of truth, honest opinion and publication on a matter of public interest.

D was ordered to pay the costs of C’s application, to be summarily assessed on the papers if not agreed.

C is a well-know television presenter. D is a political journalist. C’s claim arises from an article published by D on his website on 26/1/19 headlined “serial abuser Rachel Riley to receive”extra protection”- on grounds that she is receiving abuse”.

Lower Court Judgment:

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2021/79.html

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