The Second Supplement includes full updates on all developments in defamation case law, both substantive and procedural, including analysis of the effect on English law and practice of the Defamation Act 2013, and in particular:
- Discussion of the impact of the Court of Appeal’s highly important decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd  EWCA Civ 1334,  EMLR 1 on the construction of s.1 Defamation Act 2013
- Consideration of recent authorities on liability for third party content (Google Inc v Trkulja  VSCA 333, Delfi v Estonia (2016) 26 EHRR 6, MTE and Index.hu Zrt v Hungary Application no.22947/13 and Tamiz v UK Application no. 3877/14)
- Analysis of authorities interpreting Defamation Act 2013
- Comprehensive guidance for practitioners of the effect of the demise of jury trial in defamation, and its impact on preliminary determination of issues, including questions of meaning and serious harm
- In misuse of private information, discussion of Weller v Associated Newspapers Ltd  EWCA Civ 1176;  1 WLR 1541, PJS v Times Newspapers Ltd  UKSC 26;  AC 1081, which considers the concept of public domain and raises important questions about the interests protected by the tort, and Khuja v Times Newspapers Ltd  UKSC 49;  3 WLR 351, which concerns the balance to be struck between the article 8 rights of those arrested but not charged and the public interests in open justice and free speech, and where there are interesting observations on the overlap between defamation and misuse of private information
- Discussion of ambit of Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in media publication cases
All the latest developments in libel and slander, malicious falsehood and privacy from here and overseas are covered in this second supplement to the twelfth edition of this title.