for Kate and Gerry
are considering taking legal action against
they feel to have been incorrect and unfair.
Principally they are looking at the publications
Group: The Daily
The Daily Star and The Daily Star Sunday.
Mitchell, the spokesman for the
family, confirmed that their lawyers were in
discussions, but denied that any writs had yet
wrong to say that we're actually suing, but our
lawyers have been assessing all articles, in all
extremely unhappy with The
We always said it was the worst amongst all the
He also added
that the figures that have been quoted in the
media are wildly speculative and that the
Express group have made no initial offer of a
out of court settlement.
Under UK law,
the McCanns and their lawyers have a year from
publication of an article to decide
whether they wish to take legal action against
It is thought
that in the case of the coverage they are
assessing, that year would be up some time in
mid May, and a decision must be taken by then.
Mitchell denied the family are taking this
action because the Find Madeline fund was
"Yes, its true that the fund is roughly half way
spent, but the main thing we require is an
He added any
money won as a result of legal action would go
straight back into the fund.