Hanover Bond Law’s victory in landmark defamation case is upheld by the Court of Appeal

On 11 November 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down the judgment upholding HCJ’s decision in Alexander Economou v David De Freitas. Hanover Bond Law acted for Mr De Freitas who successfully defended on grounds of public interest the defamation claim brought against him by Mr Economou. This was a test case for the public interest defence after section 4(6) of the Defamation Act 2013 had abolished and replaced the common law defence in Reynolds v Times Newspapers [2001] 2 AC 127. The court found that the principles therein identified were still relevant to the interpretation of s 4.

The full judgement is available at the link below