Collas Crill successfully defended the Jersey Evening Post (JEP)
against a claim for damages for libel brought by two local
politicians in respect of a satirical seasonal cartoon commissioned
by Broadlands, a firm of estate agents, and published in the JEP.
After a three day trial the Royal Court dismissed the action,
finding that the publication was not defamatory of the Plaintiffs,
and ordered that the Plaintiffs pay the Defendants' costs of the
In July 2013 (some 15 months after the Royal Court giving its
judgment) Collas Crill successfully resisted an application made by
the Plaintiffs for permission to appeal against that judgment out
of time. The Plaintiffs have, however, renewed their application
for permission to appeal out of time to the full Court of Appeal
and that application will be heard in November this year.