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UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 2005 - REG 15.27

Particulars in relation to defence of qualified privilege

15.27 Particulars in relation to defence of qualified privilege

(1) This rule applies--
(a) to a defence under Division 4 of Part 3 of the Defamation Act 1974 or section 30 of the Defamation Act 2005 , and
(b) to any other defence of qualified privilege other than any of the following--
(i) a defence under Division 5, 6 or 7 of Part 3 of the Defamation Act 1974 ,
(ii) a defence under section 28, 29 or 31 of the Defamation Act 2005 ,
(iii) the defence of fair comment at common law.
(2) Without limiting rule 15.21, the particulars required by rule 15.1 for a defence of qualified privilege to which this rule applies must include particulars of the facts, matters and circumstances on which the defendant relies to establish that the imputation or matter complained of was published under qualified privilege.



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