Scuffle of the week

London law firm Reid Minty's high-society client Lady Colin Campbell, the author of several books about royalty, has declared herself broke – owing Reid Minty u148,000 in fees and costs.

Campbell aims to pay some of her debts at a rate of 13.68p per pound in an Insolvency Voluntary Agreement, but first has to convince her creditors at a meeting next month, where she is likely to get a hostile reaction from Reid Minty.