About the Inquiry

At its meeting on 19 December 2017 the Committee agreed to request a briefing from Lord Pentland on the Scottish Law Commission's recently published report on defamation.  The purpose of the briefing was for the Committee to hear about this work and to investigate the Commission's findings.


At its meeting on 23 January 2018, the Committee received a briefing from the Scottish Law Commission on its recently published report on defamation. The Committee subsequently held a round-table evidence session on defamation at its meeting on 12 June 2018.

The following written submissions were received:



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