‘The Packham 3’ Defamation Defence Against Chris Packham

by Supporters of the Packham 3

‘The Packham 3’ Defamation Defence Against Chris Packham

by Supporters of the Packham 3
Supporters of the Packham 3
Case Owner
We support an Editor, an Author and a Spellchecker. For more details you can read all about their case on Country Squire Magazine.
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Supporters of the Packham 3
Case Owner
We support an Editor, an Author and a Spellchecker. For more details you can read all about their case on Country Squire Magazine.
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Latest: May 10, 2022

A Supporter of the Fundraiser Speaks Out

A backer of the fundraiser speaks out on why he thinks people should dig deep and support The Packham 3. We thank them for their support.

https://www.countrysidefightback.online/news-related-to-the-co…

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The Editor of Country Squire Magazine, Dom Wightman, alongside Nigel Bean and Paul Read who are contributors to the magazine, are currently being sued for defamation by BBC Presenter Chris Packham regarding a collection of articles that were published by the magazine. Here is some background on the magazine: https://countrysquire.co.uk/about/

In 2020 an investigation began and various articles were written and published on the magazine website and subsequently shared on various social media platforms. The articles concerned some tigers rehomed to the Wild Heart Animal Sanctuary on the Isle of Wight.

The ‘Packham 3’ as they have come to be known have appointed their legal team and are currently working towards the first stage of their defence. They must submit their defences by the 1st of April 2022. There will then be a case management conference at the end of April and the next court date – the main trial – is due to take place sometime in the Autumn of 2022. These initial stages’ costs are estimated to be around £20k.

The Packham 3 are defending this legal action.

Please could you share this far and wide so this gets as much exposure as possible to ensure we can get the initial funding in as quickly as possible.

We sincerely thank you for your generosity.

The independent organisers of this Crowd Justice fundraiser will provide updates on here as and when the case develops.

Update 3

Supporters of the Packham 3

May 10, 2022

A Supporter of the Fundraiser Speaks Out

A backer of the fundraiser speaks out on why he thinks people should dig deep and support The Packham 3. We thank them for their support.

https://www.countrysidefightback.online/news-related-to-the-countryside-fightback/



Update 2

Supporters of the Packham 3

April 27, 2022

An Update on where we are

The Amended Defence for the 3 defendants was filed at the court on Monday 25th April. This is a huge step forward in the case. The opponents now have until 13 May 2022 to file and serve a Reply to the Amended Defence. We will update when we hear more news. 

Thank you so much for your continued support and please keep sharing this. and help us achieve our target.



Update 1

Supporters of the Packham 3

April 8, 2022

Fantastic news

Dear All, We received a brief update today. The draft defences for the Packham 3 have been sent to Mr Packham's lawyers today. The costs for these will mostly be covered by the funds raised so far - £20,000 - 30,000 in total. So, thanks to all supporters for this impressive achievement, with the Crowd Justice having passed its first £20,000 target yesterday. This was 10 days ahead of schedule. The independent fundraising team is delighted but hardly complacent. Monies raised so far are just 1/25 of the target. There are many more hurdles ahead. But it's a great start and THANKYOU so much to all involved - the various teams working on a purely voluntary basis behind the scenes and to the public. One of the Packham 3 commented," meeting this deadline seemed unlikely a few weeks back. The fundraisers and contributors are stars and we thank them so much for their efforts so far. Very kind. We're now in the fight. We are trying our very best and we will continue to update you as we receive further news. If we could we'd buy you all a beer!"

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