The Word On: Blade

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In the infancy of his career in the law, 'Blade' acted for a gentleman who wished to sue his daughter for libel ... The judge [took] such a dim view of it at pre-trial stage that the parties ... were persuaded to settle ... Even those who welcome a return of the amateur theatrics of the libel action are likely to shake their heads in despair at this one. How on earth does it come to such a pass that a mother and daughter end up in court? ... To litigate is one thing but to step into the witness box quite another; that both were prepared to do so shows an uncommon depth of feeling.

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Sadly, as we know from the news over the past few weeks, child abuse is all too common and nothing and no one should ever stand in the way of the truth.

Hodder & Stoughton (