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Media lawyer publishes journalists’ guide to Defamation Act

A new eBook has been published with the aim of giving journalists practical advice on the new Defamation Act.

The act, which takes effect this autumn, will change many aspects of libel law, with significant differences for website editors.

The eBook, written by media law consultant Cleland Thom, explains ive practical tips on using the new defences of truth, public interest and honest opinion to apply the new ‘harm’ tes

It also explains how the changes affect user generated content, and how to amend website terms and conditions to reflect the new law.

Said Cleland:  “It’s important that journalists are well prepared for the changes, which are due later this year.  This eBook follows a simple format and is easy to follow.”

The book costs £5.95 with discounts for multiple purchases and licenses and is available to buy online at