I was lucky enough to be outside the High Court on 1st April to hear the judgement of the appeal court on the British Chiropractic Association’s libel case against Simon Singh. As you’ll have read elsewhere, Simon won the appeal quite spectacularly.
But that was only one battle, the war continued… Until today!
The BCA has issued a Notice of Discontinuance which means that they are ending the case and will pay all Simon’s legal bills, which are quite substantial.
This is utter defeat for the BCA. While Libel Law reform is still much needed in the UK, this defeat serves notice on all those who would wish to use libel law to stifle scientific debate.