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Time to set the record straight on libel debate

WHILE I can do little about your disproportionate coverage of the libel law reform debate, I would however point out that there are two fundamental factual errors that form a theme at the centre of your extensive reporting, namely:

i) The rest of the United Kingdom have not accepted the new Defamation Act. Like Northern Ireland, Scotland has resisted the changes brought about by intensive lobbying on the part of the media on both sides of the Atlantic; and

ii) Juries have not been involved in personal injury claims for more than 30 years and therefore it is totally incorrect for you to allege that they have been responsible for a dramatic increase in insurance premiums.

Perhaps you would care to set the record straight.

PAUL TWEED

Senior Partner

Johnsons

BELFAST

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