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I'm starting to get the distinct feeling that this is nothing more than a distraction tactic.I'll reserve opinion until (if) we get to see the lawyers email. But is it normal for a lawyer to squabble in an email over your home address? Wouldn't he have simply issued proceeding against you when you made it clear you wouldn't be removing the article?Either that or, as you say, he knows there is no case and is adopting Usmanov style scare tactics…
I agree. The usual process is to issue a formal takedown notice. If there is no response by the deadline then notice is served; if necessary by retaining the services of an agent. Adds a couple of hundred quid to the bill. But all this quibbling….
Heh. When Usmanov came charging in, Staines was dreadfully isolated. He's the only UK political blogger of note that's not on this list (and Dale's only there because he took the opportunity to call me a liar when I had no website and was banned from making comments on his):http://b-heads.blogspot.com/2007/09/list-of-suppo…Here's Staines playing Mr Tough Guy for his readers months later:http://preview.tinyurl.com/3xkfne[And, for the record, Staines? I have a lovely, roomy, and well-appointed office… so bite me. The only bedroom-blogger that I know of in the upper league is your mate Dale. And possibly your lawyer.]