Speculum Juris views issues of plagiarism and other breaches of best practice in publication in very serious light. We seek to protect both the rights of our contributing authors and the scholarly integrity of the journal. All claims of plagiarism will be investigated. Submitted articles may be checked with plagiarism detection software. In circumstances where an article is found to have been plagiarised or otherwise in breach of publication ethics, we reserve the right to take action which may include, but not limited to, publishing an erratum or corrigendum; retracting the article; taking up the matter with the author’s institution and/or relevant professional bodies; or taking appropriate legal action.