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At last a little can be revealed. Ms. Hayley Warnes, one time employee of Bexley Councillor Maxine Fothergill
at her estate agency, AMAX Estates in Gravesend, claims to have sued Ms. Fothergill in the High Court.
Up against top libel barrister Mark Lewis who considered the evidence to be overwhelming, he offered Councillor Fothergill an out of Court settlement which was declined.
Mr. Lewis is the successful barrister behind the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the cases brought by the family of Milly Dowler and football manager Joe Royle against Manchester City. His personal claim against the Metropolitan Police also succeeded, yet Councillor Fothergill or her legal team must have thought she could take him on.
Tomorrow’s session will be the formal wrapping up of the case, the final settlement is already agreed.
Hayley and her current employer who also sued Ms. Fothergill has already sent various news outlets a wealth of information with more to come as soon as tomorrow’s hearing is concluded.
I may decide to go easy on the details and let the national press pick up the story, I do not particularly want to employ Mr. Lewis myself.