6 December, 2013
Filed UnderLegal Costs
The former chief whip Mr Mitchell is suing the Sun newspaper for reporting that he called police officers “plebs”. It has now been announced that Toby Rowland, the police officer at the centre of the row, is in turn to sue Mr Mitchell for libel, presumably on the basis that Mr Mitchell wrongly said the police officer lied as to whether he had used the word “pleb”.
Note to solicitors acting for Mr Rowland: try to remember to file your costs budget at least 7 days before the first CMC.