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Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 12: Privilege: transitional provision

81.Section 12 of the Act is a transitional provision to make clear that nothing in the changes to the application of privilege brought about by sections 9 to 11 (or the schedule) of the Act will have effect in relation to defamation proceedings if the right to bring the proceedings accrued before the relevant provision comes into force.

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