Publication of defamatory email to secretary

If sombody makes written defamatory comments (in a letter) and signs it, but gets their secretary to send the letter by email. Is the secretary classed as the “third person” – ie the person receiving the letter can class it as defamatory?

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Alasdair Taylor's Answer

I believe that this would probably amount to a publication, unless the rules have changed in the last few years. See:

http://swarb.co.uk/pullman-v-hill-and-co-ca-1891/

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