Defamation Act 1974 No 18
Division 1 General
This Part deals with defences in civil proceedings for defamation,
but not with defences in other proceedings.
11 Common law defence etc
The provision of a defence by this Part does not of itself
vitiate, diminish or abrogate any defence or exclusion of liability available
apart from this Act.
13 Unlikelihood of harm
It is a defence that the circumstances of the publication of the
matter complained of were such that the person defamed was not likely to