The Defamation List hears and determines defamation proceedings.
Plaintiffs can bring defamation claims against individuals and organisations.
A defamation claim begins with a writ filed at court.
The Defamation List of the Common Law Division is established under Order 34A.04(1)(b) of the County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018.
Practice notes guide the operation and management of matters within the Common Law Division.
The Judge in charge of the Defamation List of the Common Law Division also manages all circuit proceedings for this list.
See also the Directions group guidelines 2016 for consent orders and directions group guidelines and orders.