According to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, any lawyers attempting to steamroller people accused of libel into paying money before a case goes to court could be breaking their code of practice.
This is known in the legal world as ‘speculative invoicing’ and it very much looks like McAlpine’s lawyer – Andrew Reid from law firm RMPI – could be indulging in it. The firm has set up a website which ‘accepts’ apologies and money from Twitter users who have been scared into thinking they might be sued for libel.
Here’s a more detailed legal explanation of what Reid is doing:
It seems to me, the only thing enabling McAlpine and his bully boy solicitors to get away with this kind of behaviour is the public’s ignorance of legal matters.
So to remedy that – please share this information as much as possible. Thank you.
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