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Allegations of inciting racial hatred, bigotry and making anti-Islamic statements against two senior family barristers lodged in a claim to a Tehran court have been withdrawn.
Martin Pointer QC and Nicholas Cusworth, both of 1 Mitre Court Buildings, accepted the seriousness, although not the validity, of the claims and did not instruct defence lawyers.
The allegations are understood to relate to a statement by the counsel presented during a without prejudice hearing at London's High Court. According to one source the statement said that the assets of the defendant, who was disputing his wife's claim to a portion of them, were, in part, in the hands of "shady characters in the Middle East".
The claim was filed by two friends of the defendant.