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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 115 – Privilege and immunity

236.Section 115 provides that any publication of any material under Part 3 of this Act is privileged in relation to the law on defamation unless there was malicious intent in publishing the material. An approving body (and those who work in them) are not liable for any damages for any act or omission in the exercise of their functions unless the act or omission was in bad faith.

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