Sunday September 20, 2020

Ferguson in Irish court case

Royal takes action against Sun

22nd May, 2016
Sarah Ferguson recently applied to become resident in Switzerland Picture: Getty

The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson has initiated High Court proceedings in Ireland against The Sun newspaper.

The former wife of Prince Andrew is following a trend that has seen celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel choose Dublin as a venue for defamation and privacy actions in recent years.

“Libel tourism”, as it is sometimes known, is where litigants seek out plaintiff friendly jurisdictions to pursue their claims. The Irish legal system is renowned...

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