Sasha Wass QC – top criminal QC secures full Court apology from Mail on Sunday
Sasha Wass QC, one of the most highly-respected practitioners at the criminal bar, has today received a High Court apology for a libellous article published by the Mail on Sunday's David Rose on 9 October 2016, which falsely suggested that Ms Wass had (in summary) suppressed evidence of police corruption in order to put an "innocent man in jail". Associated Newspapers (the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline's parent) today acknowledged that all of the allegations were untrue, and further that its unreasonable resistance to Ms Wass's subsequent complaints had exacerbated the distress caused. Associated Newspapers has agreed to pay substantial libel damages (to be assessed by the Court in due course) and Ms Wass's legal costs, and to publish full apologies in the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline this Sunday (17 June).
A full Press Release can be read here.
The full Statement in open Court can be found here.
Read the Law Gazette's article here.
Read the Press Gazette's article here.