Letter: `Mail' allegations avoid contempt

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Sir: Lawyers are apparently angered by the Daily Mail's action because "it makes a mockery of the legal system" and "could lead to injustice" ("Lawyers warn that `Mail' is judge and jury over Lawrence", 15 February).

Surely lawyers are putting the cart before the horse. The legal system has made a mockery of itself and an injustice has already occurred. Were this not so, there would have been neither opportunity nor need for the Mail to act as it has.

FRANCES FIELD

London NW11

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