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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 85 – Privileged material

183.Section 85 provides that any publication of any advice, report, or notice or of other material under Part 2 of this Act is privileged in relation to the law on defamation unless there was malicious intent in publishing the material.

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