Slander Action: Barnett v. Maxwell of Rhuddlan

Scope and Content

Papers re: slander action against James Maxwell (defendant) of Bryncwybr, Rhuddlan, member of the Parish Council, by Herbert Barnett (plaintiff) of Masoncroft, Rhuddlan, clerk to the Parish Council. Case heard at High Court of Justice, King's Bench Division at Ruthin on 31st January-1st February 1934. File 1. includes: Deposition of the plaintiff; copy advice on evidence; draft plaintiff's affidavit as to documents; copy opinion of Mr George Bankes; article in the Free Press, Saturday 3rd February 1934: 'Clerk v. Councillor. Slander Action at Ruthin Assizes. Verdict for Plaintiff', giving detailed description of the trial and the verdict, which found in favour of the plaintiff and suggested the defendant pay £5 in damages plus costs. File 2. includes: correspondence and papers. File No. 3997.

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