Part 3 Remedies

24 Declarations

(1)

In any proceedings for defamation, the plaintiff may seek a declaration that the defendant is liable to the plaintiff in defamation.

(2)

Where, in any proceedings for defamation,—

(a)

the plaintiff seeks only a declaration and costs; and

(b)

the court makes the declaration sought,—

the plaintiff shall be awarded solicitor and client costs against the defendant in the proceedings, unless the court orders otherwise.