Law reform, legal transplants and developing the law of defamation

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Considers the extent to which it may be claimed that the Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill is - adopting the language of Professor Alan Watson - a 'failure of the legal imagination' which, if enacted, will unduly and uncritically Anglicise the Scots law of Defamation and Verbal Injury.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalScottish Law Gazette
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jul 2020


  • defamation
  • law reform

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