Harvey Proctor & Peter Denby Withdrawal

For reasons not covered in the National YC Report but related to aspects of it, Harvey Proctor found himself in a difficult position. Neither he nor his solicitor could allow the cases to continue to open court. In the summer of 1986, Harvey Proctor MP’s solicitor, Denby & Co contacted Pedley’s solicitor’s and the BBC to say they wished to discuss withdrawal of the libel action.

The terms were discussed over a number of months and were agreed by the end of January 1986.

Harvey Proctor's solicitor was fellow Monday Clubber, Peter Denby

Harvey Proctor’s solicitor was fellow Monday Clubber, Peter Denby

The terms were meant to be confidential but were leaked by BBC journalists and covered in the press.

 

Proctor withdraws Libel Action against Pedley & BBC

Proctor withdraws Libel Action against Pedley & BBC (Observer 26/1/86)

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