Defamation Act 2009


Appeals in defamation actions.

13.— (1) Upon the hearing of an appeal from a decision of the High Court in a defamation action, the Supreme Court may, in addition to any other order that it deems appropriate to make, substitute for any amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff by the High Court such amount as it considers appropriate.

(2) In this section “ decision ” includes a judgment entered pursuant to the verdict of a jury.