Saboteur's claim dropped

In April this year The Lawyer's forthcoming case section highlighted a county court case in which 59-year-old leading huntsman Brian Fanshawe, retired master and huntsman of Leicestershire's Cottesmore Hunt, was being sued for compensation by hunt saboteur Martin Casbon, who claimed he was deliberately trampled by Fanshawe's horse. Solicitor Mike McNally, of Tunbridge Wells firm Knights which represented Fanshawe, said the case, scheduled for a hearing at the end of July and which was causing concern as a result of mounting legal aid costs, was dropped at the 11th hour after the discharge of the legal aid certificate.