UK Libel Proposals Will Have 'Chilling Effect' on Newspaper Investigations

By: Lisa O'Carroll | The Guardian

Government proposals to cut the cost of taking libel action against publishers or broadcasters will have a "chilling effect" on newspaper investigations, top lawyers and campaigners have warned.

Under the plans issued by the Ministry of Justice, libel claimants will only have to pay their own lawyers' fees – even if they lose a case.


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