UKLFI Director, Daniel Berke of 3D Solicitors, successfully defended a Cornish Councillor, Tim Dwelly, who was threatened with litigation after challenging comments made by a blogger.
Solicitors on behalf of Graham Smith and Ragged Trousers Production, who run a website called “Cornwall Reports”, wrote to Mr Dwelly in September 2020, accusing him of making seriously defamatory remarks about their client.
Mr Dwelly was an administrator of a Facebook page, Cornwall Antisemitism Watch, where some critical comments were published about Graham Smith and the Cornwall Reports website.
Amongst other things, Mr Smith had
published an article entitled “Exclusive: how Israel attempts to influence Cornish MP”, and
shared an article from ‘Mondoweiss’, entitled “The anti-Semitism of ‘kike’ and social exclusion has morphed into hazy ‘tropes’ about Israel”, which sought to define what Jews should and should not consider antisemitic.