BRACERS Record Detail
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Document is a "Message from C.Ll.D. to B.R. by telephone Saturday the 23rd June 1934 at midday."
Re Meynell's letter, Davies suggests that BR meet with him and Lloyd at 5 on Wednesday, and offers his office for the meeting. Hilbery would have no special or inside knowledge, and would hesitate to answer all the questions in the instructions in any way which would give us confidence to proceed merely on his advice.
Davies tells BR that he discussed the case with a junior, Mr. Stable, as he is versed in divorce law. "He at once picked up all the points without need for long explanation and knew all about the forgive and forget clause and the decision of L.V.L. upon it. He said, like everyone else, that the petition without disclosure was wrong and was a fraud on the court and would be so considered by any divorce judge. He knew that this trickery course had been discussed among divorce petitioners and he confirmed the possibility of Dora's counsel getting away with some wangle and the possibility of herself being granted indulgence as having acted on their advice."
"Besides being very anxious to have the petition withdrawn at once without running further risks and uncertainties, I also wish strongly to stop any further progress in the Chancery proceedings and to relieve Dora from filing any evidence herself, if she is willing to be relieved, as well as to avoid the unpleasantness and difficulty of a hearing before the judge, and also avoid any order being actually made in Chancery."
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