That has more than a grain of truth in it.Dear Wiggo said:In law, for the most part, the person with the most money wins.
In this case legal aid for McVicar was unavailable and he defended personally for most of the case, I understand.
It's a bit brave to put yourself forward as a front man making allegations (however true they may be) if you don't have the means to defend yourself properly.
In libel cases where the defendants are fully represented they rack up massive bills and may not get them repaid.
That's the main reason why most journalists and their editors don't go out on a limb.