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Simon Singh granted leave to appeal

Tuesday 14th October 2009

This morning at the Royal Courts of Justice Simon Singh was granted leave to appeal the preliminary ruling on meaning in his libel case with the BCA. In his judgement Lord Justice Laws said the balance between right to reputation and right to freedom of expression had tilted too far towards the former. He said that “There is no dispute that [Simon’s original article] is in the public interest, with no suspicion of malice and there is no question of good faith”.

Simon Singh’s statement:

“This is a great result, but we now have to win the appeal…and then we have to win the trial. So there is still a long battle ahead in my case and in reforming the libel laws. Thank you to everyone for all your support and please use today’s success to encourage others to sign up to supporting libel reform.”

Coverage of the decision:

The Times Simon Singh legal victory

The Guardian Science writer Simon Singh wins ruling in chiropractic libel battle

Index on Censorship Simon Singh wins leave to appeal in BCA libel case

Press Gazette Singh wins right to fight on in chiropractic libel battle

Standpoint Magazine High Court Gives Mr Justice Eady a Good Kicking

New Statesman A defence of scientific inquiry

Nature blogs Simon Singh vs the British Chiropractic Association, redux