Freedom of Expression v Protection of Reputation – A Critique of the Defamation Act 2013

English defamation law has, in the past, put a heavy emphasis on the protection of reputation and largely neglected freedom of speech as a principle. This earned Britain a reputation for ‘libel tourism’ whereby wealthy foreigners took advantage of Britain’s libel laws despite having no obvious connection to the country[1]. However, the law has undergone reform in recent years, with …