SLAPPs reforms take effect preventing abuses of justice in economic crime cases

The first steps to reforming Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) will today take effect as the government makes changes to the Economic Crime Bill.

Our president Lubna Shuja said: “We understand why the government is implementing these measures. However, as only cases related to economic crime are covered, this means that some claimants may still use SLAPPs to stifle scrutiny.”

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