20.4.04

Damages awarded for legal website libel

The Lawyer.com has issued an unreserved apology and paid undisclosed damages to solicitor Andrew Milne over an article accusing him of lying to the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee during its investigation into the financial affairs of MP Keith Vaz.

Under the banner "Law Firm denies Vaz Payout" the article had suggested Mr Milne's evidence had not been entirely truthful. Following legal action (never a good idea to libel lawyers!) the article was swiftly removed from the web site and an unreserved apology issued.

Lawyer.com is owned by Centaur Communications

This case goes to show - lawyers are not above the law - Lawyer.com should have got advice from MediaBeak and saved itself this costly suit!

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