In brief: PowerGen directors sue The Guardian

Six PowerGen directors are suing Guardian Newspapers Ltd along with two of its reporters on The Observer. The writ claiming damages for libel was issued by London firm Farrer & Co following an article in The Observer on 11 June on share options. Directors Edmund Wallis, David Dance, Roger Jump, Michael Reidy, Jon Rennocks and Alfred Roberts are represented by City firm Andrew Page, which is associated with McClure Naismith Anderson & Gardiner in Glasgow.