Joint Libel claim issued

Rochdale Libel Writs Manleys has this week issued proceedings in the High Court on behalf of two well-known and highly regarded private care facilities in Rochdale - Meadows Care and Pathfinders.  The proceedings follow comments made by Councillor Colin Lambert, of Rochdale Council, in the wake of the conviction of 9 men in Rochdale last year for offences involving young vulnerable girls.  The victims were not in the care of our clients, yet comments were made suggesting that private care homes do not "do what they say on the tin" and in fact do "the opposite".  Such comments have had very serious reputational and financial consequences for our clients - who instructed us to issue proceedings following a refusal by the Defendants to retract the comments.