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Thursday, 23 December, 1999, 16:42 GMT
The al-Fayed libel trial

Neil Hamilton vs Mohamed al-Fayed Neil Hamilton vs Mohamed al-Fayed


The former Tory MP, Neil Hamilton, has failed in his bid to sue Mohamed al-Fayed for libel after the Harrods owner said he had paid Mr Hamilton to ask questions in parliament.

The case leaves Mr Hamilton's already-destroyed reputation in tatters and his finances in ruins.







The victor

Mohamed al-Fayed was vindicated when the jury found that he had been telling the truth about paying Neil Hamilton for political favours.
  • 'My faith restored in justice'
  • Q&A: What happens now?
  • Quotes from an epic trial
  • Reaction at-a-glance




  • Carman's conquest

    George Carman QC again proved his mastery of libel actions with his successful defence of Mohamed al-Fayed
  • Browne tastes defeat




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