Appeal court to hear ‘libellous’ review case

If you haven’t already sued your critics it might be too late.. As Henry McDonald reports in the Observer, the Irish News have brought out the big guns for their appeal against the widely reported ‘libellous’ review of Belfast’s Goodfellas restaurant by food critic Caroline Workman in August 2000. According to the report“Lord Lester QC, one of the architects of the UK government’s Human Rights Act, will lead the appeal for the Belfast paper.” The Court of Appeal is expected to hear the case on Wednesday. And Roy Greenslade today points back to a New York Times article on the legal challenges faced by reviewers.. and his previous response.

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