Miah v British Broadcasting Corporation

Libel and slander – Defamatory words. In the claimant doctor's defamation proceedings against the defendant BBC, the words complained of in the BBC's broadcasts had the meaning that there had been reasonable rounds to suspect the claimant of carrying out fraudulent activity against the NHS while running a surgery. The Queen's Bench Division further held that an online article had the meaning that there had been reasonable grounds and, at the date of publication of the online article, there continued to be reasonable grounds to suspect the claimant of carrying out fraudulent activity while running the surgery.

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