*Kneafsey and others v Independent Television News Ltd and others

Libel and slander – Privilege. The claimant police officers issued libel proceedings against the defendants. The defendants sought summary judgment against the claimants on the basis that they would rely on the defence in Reynolds v Times Newspapers (see [1999] 4 All ER 609). The Queen's Bench Division, in granting summary judgment, held that there was no real prospect of the claimants defeating the Reynolds defence.

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