*Wissa v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The claimant doctor brought a claim in libel against the defendant newspaper. The defendant applied to strike out the claim on the basis that the claimant had failed to sufficiently identify the publication of which he complained. The Queen's Bench Division considered the appropriate law and held that the claim would be struck out as the precise words had not been identified and the defendant needed to know exactly what words were complained of in a long article, so that it could frame its defence appropriately.

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