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Neil Hamilton's backers are saved from paying Al Fayed's legal costs
The House of Lords has told Mohammed Al Fayed he is not allowed to recover his legal costs from the financial backers of Neil Hamiltons unsuccessful libel action against him. Al Fayed, represented by DJ Freeman, had requested leave to appeal from the Lords against a Court of Appeal ruling that Hamiltons backers, including the Duke of Devonshire, should not pay his costs. The Appeal judges ruled that Hamiltons backers were not liable for Al Fayeds costs as this would deter 'pure funders' from helping people who cannot afford legal representation in the future. Forsters, Mishcon de Reya, Peters & Peters and Russell Jones & Walker acted for Hamiltons backers.