Our article, 'Boodles pair go it alone' (12 September 1995), could have suggested that Stephen Ralph and Peter Garry had left Boodle Hatfield in haste without proper notice, thus inferring that their departure had been in breach of contract and unprofessional. We now accept that we were in ignorance of the facts and accept that both Mr Ralph and Mr Garry have at all times behaved in an honourable and professional manner and that any contrary suggestion is wrong. The only writ which was issued was by Stephen Ralph against the equity partners of Boodle Hatfield. Those proceedings have been settled, and the dispute between Stephen Ralph and Peter Garry and Boodle Hatfield is resolved. We apologise unreservedly to both Peter Ralph and Peter Garry.