Peggy Wood, 77, retreats after confronting the full majesty of the law

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Peggy Wood outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday after she lost a 16-year battle with the legal profession that began when she lost her home. She had claimed compensation from the Law Society over the way it handled a complaint against her solicitor, but the High Court ruled that 'however heart-rending her story' and although the Law Society had been negligent the society did not owe her a duty of care. During the past 16 years Miss Wood, 77, has made 40 court appearances.

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