Early Resolution offers a lifeline for journalists
Imagine this nightmare scenario if you were the editor of a regional paper: a letter from the libel lawyers Carter Ruck threatens legal action after you have published a long and careful investigation into the local mosque and its links to radical Muslim elements. Carter Ruck write that they are acting on a conditional fee basis and will be taking out an insurance policy for £100,000 worth of legal cover. If your paper loses the libel action, it could have to pay a six-figure sum in legal costs, let alone the damages — bankruptcy looms. Read the full article on guardian.co.uk.