Partner Lia Perin speaks on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour
Damages Awarded In Libel
The interview covers the story of the online business consultant and anti-bullying campaigner Lisa Johnson. Ms Johnson was called ‘a bully and a fraud’ in a Facebook post by another woman after the pair fell out. The reason was the Defendant’s refusal to pay for a course she had signed up to. After months of trying to get the Defendant to apologize for the baseless accusations, Lisa decided to sue for libel. As a result, the court awarded £25,000 in damages as well as her costs.
Women’s Hour Discussion Points on the Story
The discussion points raised by the radio interviewer covered the following:
- How common it is for comments on social media to turn to a court case
- View on judge awarding highest damages
- What can and can’t you say about someone online – the limits
- Advice for those in similar position – on both sides
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