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08 September 2023

Dyson companies win appeal in libel claim against Channel Four Television – Nick Grant & Elizabeth Coyle for Lexis Nexis

Nick Grant and Elizabeth Coyle from our Privacy & Media team have given an analysis of the case for LexisNexis.

In July of this year, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal by Dyson Technology Limited and Dyson Limited, finding that – contrary to the first instance decision – the companies were referred to in the Channel 4 broadcast that formed the subject of their libel claim.

The broadcast concerned claims relating to the treatment of workers at a factory in Malaysia in which Dyson appliances were made. Several factors complicated the issue of reference in the case, which led to the Court of Appeal providing useful guidance on relevant legal tests and the proper case management approach where such issues are in dispute. 

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