Making law for Scotland: The Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021

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The Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021 is, in its way, a major achievement. A codifying statute for a complex area of the law was produced in a relatively short time-frame, and the SLC’s objective of modernising and simplifying the law was certainly realised. Yet the Act also demonstrates some of the difficulties of legislating for the law of delict, especially in the Scottish context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-60
Number of pages19
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Scots law
  • delict
  • defamation

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