Williams v Reason: 1988

An allegation that the plaintiff had broken the code of Rugby Union in writing a book for money was held reasonably capable of bearing the wider meaning of a charge of ‘shamateurism’ and hence evidence that the plaintiff had taken ‘boot money’ could be adduced by way of justification.


[1988] 1 WLR 96


England and Wales

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CitedLoveless v Earl; Capital and Counties (Financial Services) Limited CA 4-Nov-1998
When a defendant claimed qualified privilege and the Plaintiff alleged that the words complained of were issued with malice, the defendant will not prevented from reliance on qualified privilege if it can show that the words have an honestly . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.194333