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What are the potential remedies for defamation?

Remedies can include damages and injunctions.


What is the purpose of awarding damages for defamation?

Damages for defamation have a primary purpose of compensation but can incorporate further damages to help re-establish the claimant’s reputation as a matter of vindication. Sometimes damages can be awarded for punishment and deterrence - as shown by John v MGN.


How may damages and injunctions be used in conjunction as remedies for defamation?

An award of damages can be accompanied by a final injunction prohibiting further publication of the defamatory material. Failure to comply with this can lead to imprisonment for contempt of court.