Defamation Act seminar - 16/04/14

The Defamation Act 2013 is now in force and has introduced major changes which affect how journalists work. Tamsin Allen and Athalie Matthews of Bindmans law firm will guide members through the changes at a seminar on "What all journalists need to know about the Defamation Act" on Wednesday 16 April.

Topics will include:

  • What constitutes defamation?
  • What constitutes publication to third parties?
  • The various forms that defamation can take
  • New defences introduced by the Act

Tamsin Allen is a partner in Bindmans and head of the media and information law department. She specialises in libel, privacy, data protection, copyright and has a particular interest in issues relating to the police and surveillance. She has acted in the House of Lords, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Athalie Matthews is a solicitor specialising in defamation and privacy law who worked on the Leveson Inquiry and on phone hacking litigation. She joined Bindmans in 2012 to work on the Leveson Inquiry and the phone hacking litigation. Before working in law, she worked as a journalist with the Mirror, the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Independent and Guardian Online.

The seminar's at 18:30 to 20:30 Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP. You need to book a place - first come, first served. For more details, email:

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