Kezia Dugdale’s article was fair comment.Back to News Listing
Former labour leader Kezia Dugdale has successfully defended a claim for damages made by a prominent pro-nationalist blogger, Stuart Campbell (Wings over Scotland), following an article published in the Daily Record. Last year, Sheriff Ross upheld the defence of fair comment following proof. Mr Campbell’s appeal has now been refused by the First Division, in a decision that clarifies the defence of fair comment in Scots law.
Roddy Dunlop QC of Axiom Advocates represented Ms Dugdale.
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