In last week's edition of The Lawyer, in an article referring to Phillip Green, chairman of British Home Stores, we erroneously stated that Mrs Green had purchased shares privately in the retailer M&S and that she had been investigated for insider dealing. We would like to make it clear that Mrs Green's purchase had been made with the full knowledge and prior consent of the Stock Exchange. She was never investigated for insider dealing since the purchases were cleared in advance and were part of the bid. We apologise unreservedly for the distress caused to Mrs Green.