Defamatory Comments on Facebook

Stocker v Stocker [2016] EWHC 474 (QB) (QBD)

Nicola Stocker, who posted defamatory comments about former husband Ronald on Facebook, has lost her appeal against a High Court ruling and now faces legal costs of £200,000.

In 2016, Mr Justice Mitting ruled her online comments to Ronald’s new partner accusing him of trying to kill her wrongly painted him as a dangerous man.

The Court of Appeal rejected her challenge and said Mitting J had “made no error”.

Written by James Naylor

Partner, Naylor Solicitors LLP.

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