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.
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.
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