Johnny Depp’s Nightmare on Fleet Street: Part 1

In one of the most high-profile court cases of 2020, Johnny Depp has lost his libel battle with The Sun following their description of him as a “wife beater”. In a mammoth judgment, Mr Justice Nicol has not only generated further extensive headlines, but has potentially put a question mark next to the UK’s status as a claimant-friendly jurisdiction for defamation claims. In part 1 of our analysis, William Wortley looks at what came out of the High Court.

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