Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of Andy Wightman Andy Wightman Green

I know the interest that Margaret Mitchell took in the matter as convener of the Justice Committee, but does she just accept that the reasons that she has outlined for the serious harm test are justified? There is no evidence at all that the test would disinhibit or dissuade committed and determined litigants and pursuers, and no evidence that it would save any court time.