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NHS trust chairwoman wins libel case

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.333 (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:333
  1. Clare Dyer

    The Department of Health in Britain agreed last week to pay pounds sterling250000 ($375000) in legal costs to settle an unprecedented libel action by a former chairwoman of an NHS trust against five non-executive directors of the trust. The payment to Abigail Kirby-Harris, former chairwoman of Cornwall Healthcare Trust, has rescued the former health secretary Virginia Bottomley and former health minister Brian Mawhinney from the threat of court subpoenas to appear …

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