Defamation claims settled against the Sunday Times and Private Eye
28 January 2010
Two successful claims on behalf of Commander Maxine de Brunner were concluded by Slater and Gordon Lawyers, the first against the Sunday Times and the second against Private Eye. Both articles could have been understood to suggest that our client was suspected of fabricating a case of assault against a fellow officer, which was an extremely damaging allegation to level at such a senior officer. The Sunday Times settled the case with a published apology, and the payment of substantial damages and our client’s legal costs. Private Eye also settled and paid our client a sum in damages and her legal costs, and published an apology.