News

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For a full record of news releases published since 2000, see the News Releases page.


17 March 2016 - Defamation law: time for change?

The Scottish Law Commission publishes a discussion paper on defamation law. Read more...


10 March 2016 - David Johnston QC, Commissioner: Fellow of the RSE

The Scottish Law Commission is delighted at the election of Commissioner David Johnston QC as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Read more...


22 February 2016 - Time-limits for raising claims in court

The Scottish Law Commission publishes a Discussion Paper on Prescription. Read more...


19 February 2016 - Annual Report 2015

Our Annual Report 2015 is published today. Read more...


4 February 2016 - A single legal framework for UK elections

The Scottish Law Commission publishes a joint interim report on electoral law. Read more...


29 January 2016 - Legal Assistant posts at the Commission

We are currently seeking a small number of law graduates for fixed-term appointments of one year, to work as legal assistants on our law reform projects. Read more...