Mr Van Persie (Robin Van Persie- Manchester United and Holland Footballer)
I am aware that you are in need of some legal help regarding a dispute that you have with The Sun newspaper. I am more than willing to help you win this case and make sure that justice will be served to you. Before I fight this case I will need to explain to you what the case will be based on, what may happen and I will also consult you about the different types of legal personnel you may come across.
I believe that The Sun had published an article that you had been fined £9,000 by Manchester United for using your mobile phone during training and you have told me from our chat previously that you feel distressed and utterly offended that such profound lies would be published; especially regarding your professional life which can lead to the implication that people perceive footballers as unprofessional and lazy therefore we are going to sue The Sun under the Defamation Act. This is a civil case not a criminal case so the likely outcome is that if we win the case, then The Sun would have to pay you damages which would be an undisclosed amount for a libel- which is defined in legal terms as a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation. It may then lead to them publishing an article of apology directly to you.
The court most appropriate for this case is the High Court which has three divisions; Queen’s Bench, Chancery and Family. The reason that this case will not be referred to the County Court, because it is often known as the small claims court as it deals with cases for small amounts between companies or people who believe that someone owes the other money and there is usually no need for a solicitor as the cases are generally straight forward. In the High Court, the division that our case is under the jurisdiction of is The Queen’s Bench Division which deals with disputes of defamation, land or contracts. On the other hand the Chancery division deals...