Defamation Bill — Report — 5 Feb 2013 at 18:05

Amendment 2

Moved by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

2: After Clause 1, insert the following new Clause-

"Non-natural persons

(1) This section applies to an action for defamation brought by-

(a) a body corporate;

(b) other non-natural legal persons trading for profit; or

(c) trade associations representing organisations trading for profit.

(2) The permission of the court must be obtained in order to bring an action to which this section applies.

(3) The court must strike out an application under subsection (2) unless the body corporate can show that the publication of the words or matters complained of has caused, or is likely to cause, substantial financial loss to the claimant.

(4) Non-natural persons performing a public function do not have an action in defamation in relation to a statement concerning that function."

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