Sir James Dyson Libel Claim Decision: Updates and Waiting Period with Mirror
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Sir James Dyson Libel Claim Decision: Updates and Waiting Period with Mirror

23 November 2023
2 min.
Sir James Dyson Libel Claim Decision: Updates and Waiting Period with Mirror

In the Court of Opinion

Sir James Dyson is anxiously anticipating a pivotal verdict in his defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mirror, stemming from a January 2022 piece by journalist Brian Reade. The renowned 76-year-old inventor presented his testimony at the Royal Courts of Justice during the two-day trial, vehemently refuting allegations that he placed economic interests for British industry above all else when deciding to move his global headquarters to Singapore.

Legal Proceedings

In response to what Sir James deemed a "vicious and vitriolic" personal attack, he filed a libel claim against MGN. The defense, led by MGN's legal team, argues an "honest opinion" defense. Mr. Justice Jay, presiding over the case, indicated that a written decision would be delivered, potentially before Christmas.

Arguments and Counterarguments

Justin Rushbrooke KC, representing Sir James, asserted in written submissions that the article constituted a "serious and unjustified slur," emphasizing that honest opinion does not grant journalists the license to mislead. He highlighted the potential damaging connotation of the word "screwed."

Adrienne Page KC, representing MGN, countered that the article was "substantially correct," defending Reade's right to express his opinion succinctly for a lay audience. Page suggested that the term "screwed" might not be limited to its impact on Dyson's corporation.

Impact on Reputation

Sir James, in his written testimony, expressed deep distress over allegations undermining his life's work supporting young engineers. The defense dismissed his claims as exaggeration, defending the article as a legitimate expression of opinion.


As the verdict looms, the case underscores the delicate balance between freedom of expression and potential harm to an individual's reputation. Readers await the court's decision, expected to shed light on the boundaries of journalistic opinion in the public sphere.

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