We examine aspects of the "Reynolds" public interest defence to a defamation claim, following the UK Supreme Court's decision in Flood v Times. The defence applies even where the allegations are false or unproven. Read our case analysis. We also review the equivalent defence in Germany.
Mark Dennis looks at how Reynolds privilege can help with correcting a potential newspaper story prior to publication
Jonathan Bethell compares the post-Flood position with the current draft of the Defamation Bill.
Adam Rendle considers what implact Flood might have on a journalists' duty to verify allegations.
Dirk Wieddekind provides a German perspective on the implications of public interest defence defamation claim .