On 12th August, The Lawyer.com apologised in court to solicitor Andrew Milne in respect of an article entitled “Zaiwallas in £1.2m profit share row with ex-managing partner” published on The Lawyer.com from 22 February 1999 until 8 June 2004. The statement was made in proceedings for libel issued by Mr Milne.
We apologised for reporting allegations that he had behaved unprofessionally. We accept that Mr Milne did not behave unprofessionally and we acknowledge that the allegations made in the article were false and apologise unreservedly for having made them. We have agreed to pay Mr Milne damages and his legal costs and agreed not to repeat the allegations of which he complained.