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Russian wife’s £2.85m divorce in Britain will ‘open floodgates’ – Daily Telegraph

“A Russian student has been awarded £2.8 million after an 18-month marriage in a settlement that her ex-husband’s lawyer claimed could turn Britain into the ‘divorce capital of the world’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Defamation Bill intended to kill off ‘libel tourism’ – The Independent

“Major changes to Britain’s antiquated defamation laws will be outlined by ministers today with the publication of a bill to provide greater protection for free speech and an end to ‘libel tourism’.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New rules to discourage ‘libel tourism’ in Britain – Daily Telegraph

“The new rules will block celebrities and businessmen from bringing libel cases in this country unless they can prove that publication caused them ‘substantial harm’ in England and Wales, it is understood.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Libel tourism is a very rare thing in UK courts, finds study – OUT-LAW.com

“Just three out of 83 defamation cases reported in the UK in the past year involved libel tourism, according to a study. Concern about foreign residents suing foreign publishers in UK courts greatly outweighs its actual occurrence, the figures suggest.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Celebrities use British laws regarded as toughest in the world – Daily Telegraph

“Britain’s defamation laws are so tough that it is regarded as an international centre for ‘libel tourism’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Legal experts fear new case of ‘libel tourism’ – The Guardian

“A Saudi businessman who is being sued over a suspected multibillion-dollar fraud is invoking English libel law in what experts say is the latest high-profile example of ‘libel tourism’.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw unveils plan to curb libel tourism – The Guardian

“Overseas claimants will be discouraged from launching libel cases in UK courts and a ‘public interest’ defence may be introduced to protect investigative journalism, under legal changes unveiled today.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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