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offer of amends

Definition of offer of amends in English:

Law An offer to publish a correction and an apology for an act of libel: the plaintiff cannot succeed if the defendant proves that an offer of amends was made in good time
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  • In the circumstances I have summarised above, I believe that the right discount for the belated offer of amends and apology is 35%.
  • Under section 4 of the Defamation Act 1952 the defendant can establish a valid defence if he proves that he published the words innocently and has made an offer of amends.
  • Parliament intended that a defendant whose offer of amends is turned down should have a statutory defence for that very reason - save in exceptional circumstances.
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