In brief: Lyell faces criticism over Levitt trial

Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell is under pressure from MPs on all sides of the house for an explanation after allegations that he unintentionally misled Parliament in relation to the Levitt trial. The Independent published alleged court documents and diaries of counsel relating to the case in 1993 which purport to show the Serious Fraud Office and its counsel plea-bargained with Levitt, contradicting Lyell's earlier statements.