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Defamation: Libel and Slander

Defamation: Libel and Slander

The law of defamation protects a person’s reputation from harm that is unjustified. Learn what kinds of communication are considered defamatory, as well as the defences to a defamation action.

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People's Law School
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February 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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defamation, libel, slander, fair comment, Dial-A-Law, absolute privilege, qualified privilege