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Requirement of serious harmE+W

1Serious harmE+W

(1)A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant.

(2)For the purposes of this section, harm to the reputation of a body that trades for profit is not “serious harm” unless it has caused or is likely to cause the body serious financial loss.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 1 in force at 1.1.2014 by S.I. 2013/3027, art. 2