Actor Johnny Depp's libel action against News Group Newspapers in court for pre-trial review

A pre-trial review took place yesterday before Mr Justice Nicol in the High Court in a libel action brought by Hollywood actor Johnny Depp against News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun.

Mr Depp is suing over a newspaper article headed “How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ to cast  Depp after assault claim?” and over a related online article.

Eleanor Laws QC and David Sherborne (5RB) act for Mr Depp and they have been instructed by Jenny Afia from Schillings.

Press reports can be found here - Press Gazette, ABC News and The Mirror.

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