Ask the Scottish Law Commission to Reform Defamation Laws

Written by Robert Sharp
June 15, 2016
Category: Scotland

The Scottish Law Commission's consultation on the Scots law of defamation closes on 17 June 2016. It is crucial that the law in Scotland is changed so that the new protections enjoyed by people in England & Wales, such as the 'serious harm' test, a public interest defence, and the measures to stop libel tourism, can be extended to the people of Scotland.

A strong recommendation in favour of reform from the Scottish Law Commission will be impossible for MSPs at Holyrood to ignore. So its important that as many people as possible write to the Scottish Law Commission to demand change. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or use the form below to add your name to the letter that we have written to Lord Pentland, chair of the commission.

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