Constance Briscoe

In Arts & Books on 5 December 2008 we published extracts from various websites which commented on Constance Briscoe's successful defence of the libel action brought against her book, 'Ugly', by her mother. One of these extracts suggested Ms Briscoe was looking to recover her legal costs from her mother. We accept that Ms Briscoe has made it clear that any decision to enforce the judge's order for costs against her mother would be made by her publishers and not by Ms Briscoe herself, and that Ms Briscoe’s publicly expressed preference is that in any event her mother should not have to lose her home. We are happy to make these points clear.