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DEFAMATION ACT 2005 - SECT 14
When offer to make amends may be made
14 When offer to make amends may be made
(1) An offer to make amends can not be made if—
(a) 28 days have elapsed
since the publisher was given a concerns notice by the aggrieved person; or
(b) a defence has been served in an action brought by the aggrieved person
against the publisher in relation to the matter in question.
(2) A notice is
"concerns notice" for the purposes of this section if the notice—
(a) is in
(b) informs the publisher of the defamatory imputations that the
aggrieved person considers are or may be carried about the aggrieved person by
the matter in question (the
"imputations of concern" ).
(3) If an aggrieved person gives the publisher a
concerns notice, but fails to particularise the imputations of concern
adequately, the publisher may give the aggrieved person a written notice (a
"further particulars notice" ) requesting the aggrieved person to provide
reasonable further particulars about the imputations of concern as specified
in the further particulars notice.
(4) An aggrieved person to whom a
further particulars notice is given must provide the reasonable further
particulars specified in the notice within 14 days (or any further period
agreed by the publisher and aggrieved person) after being given the notice.
(5) An aggrieved person who fails to provide the reasonable further
particulars specified in a further particulars notice within the applicable
period is taken not to have given the publisher a concerns notice for the
purposes of this section.
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