Review of the law of defamation

Date published: 19 July 2016

Dr Andrew Scott's report on the reform of defamation law.


Dr Scott's report summarises the responses to a public consultation and proposes possible legislative reforms.

The consultation was initiated by the Law Commission and followed calls for the Defamation Act 2013 to be extended to, or replicated in, this jurisdiction. The 2013 Act effected changes to the law of defamation in England, Scotland and Wales.

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