Letter to Ms Eileen Eggington QPM from
David Price Solicitors & Advocates
We write further to your letter of 8 November.
We note your continued refusal to answer what are
reasonable enquiries concerning your role in the dissemination
of information concerning our client's practice and her clients.
Our client has an obligation to protect those confidences.
Although it may be the casewe do not necessarily accept
itthat you did not authorise the Mail on Sunday article
on 3 June, the plain fact of the matter is that both you and Mrs
Gresty are the ultimate sources of that article, since it appears
to be based entirely on a witness statement that you have allegedly
The Mail on Sunday have now admitted that the defamatory
allegations levelled against our client are entirely baseless.
They have offered to publish an apology and retraction and to
pay a suitable sum in damages. However, that cannot undo all the
harm caused to her and her clients.
The plain fact of the matter is that our client is
not prepared to allow you to simply stonewall in the light of
reasonable requests for information, bearing in mind the damage
that you have already caused directly or indirectly.
We are therefore preparing legal proceedings against
you which will be served shortly without further notice.
22 November 2001