Shareholders' letter case

n An action scheduled to begin in the High Court on 31 October serves as a reminder that it's not just the media who can be accused of defamation.

The pending action is over a circular letter sent out to company shareholders. It has been mounted by James Anthony Rowland-Jones, chairman and MD of Bremner, who is targeting City and Westminster Financial and five named individuals in his claim.

He alleges he was libelled in the circular which was distributed to shareholders in Bremner and to the media.