The Spectator hit by libel writ

Eminent consultant microbiologist Professor David Reeves, medical director of Southmead Health Service NHS Trust and honorary professor at the University of Bristol, is fighting The Spectator, claiming it libelled him in July. The article headed "Now then, what seems to be the trouble? Alasdair Palmer reveals how the medical profession is often better looking after itself then after its patients" indicated he would give a dishonest medical opinion because it suited the client who had instructed him.