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Most, nearly all the time, the advice will be accepted. I don't actually believe that there's any in-house lawyer can last at a newspaper group unless the relationship is such that advice is being given and advice is being accepted. The relationship -- you have to have a trust there.

Having said that, there will be occasions when an editor decides that he or she -- and it happened all throughout my career -- nevertheless wants to press ahead with the story and that is a matter for them, sir.

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