Silkin v Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1958
Year1958
CourtQueen's Bench Division
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101 cases
  • Derek Gwyn Davies and Others; Lee Kuan Yew
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • January 1, 1989
  • Goh Chok Tong; JB Jeyaretnam
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • Invalid date
  • Goh Chok Tong; JB Jeyaretnam
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • January 1, 1984
  • Jeyaretnam v Goh Chok Tong
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • August 19, 1986
    ...(refd) Onslow v Horne (1746) 2 Bl W 750; 96 ER 439 (refd) Robinson v Ward (1958) 108 LJ 491 (folld) Silkin v Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd [1958] 1 WLR 743; [1958] 2 All ER 516 (folld) Watt (Thomas) v Thomas [1947] AC 484; [1947] SC (HL) 45 (folld) Defamation Act (Cap 32,1970Rev Ed)s 5 (consd)......
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4 books & journal articles
  • Fair Comment
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Canadian Libel and Slander Actions
    • June 17, 2004
    ...obstinate or prejudiced, was honestly held by the person expressing it. See Diplock J. in Silkin v. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd. [1958] 2 All ER 516 at 518, [1958] 1 WL.R. 743 at 747 This passage was cited with apparent approval by Daigle C.J.N.B. in Ross v. New Brunswick Teachers' Associati......
  • Fair comment, judges and politics in Hong Kong.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 27 No. 1, April 2003
    • April 1, 2003
    ...doubt as to whether the element of 'fair-mindedness' is required: Telnikoff [1992] 2 AC 343, 354. (32) Silkin v Beaverbrook Newspapers [1958] 2 All ER 516, (33) Cawley v Australian Consolidated Press Ltd [1981] 1 NSWLR 225, 235 (Hunt J) ('Cawley'). (34) In these states, the Criminal Code pr......
  • Defaming Politicians: The Not So Common Law
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 63-5, September 2000
    • September 1, 2000
    ...other (official) source.54 See D.J. Harris et al, Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (London: Butterworths,1995), 397.55 [1958] 1 WLR 743, 746, strictly a case on fair comment rather than privilege.56 n 10 above, 1022 and 1027 per Lord Nicholls (with whom Lords Cooke and Hobhous......
  • Casey Hill and the Church of Scientology.
    • Canada
    • LawNow Vol. 37 No. 4, March - March 2013
    • March 1, 2013
    ...of public interest, even though that involves strong criticism of the conduct of public people. Silkin v. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd., [1958] 1 W.L.R. 743, per Lord Diplock at pp. It has never been easier for anyone to speak to the world than it is today. A single word can tear through the ......

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