The Making of the Modern Law of Defamation

By Paul Mitchell

The modern law of defamation is frequently criticized for being outdated, obscure and even incomprehensible. The Making of the Modern Law of Defamation explains how and why the law has come to be as it is by offering an historical analysis of its development from the 17th century to the present day. While the primary focus of this book is the law of England, it also makes extensive use of comparative common law materials from jurisdictions such as Australia, South Africa, the United States and Scotland. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the law of defamation, in media law and in the relationship between free speech and the law.


283 pages

Publication Date: 7/31/2005
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841133041