Divorce lawyer is in the clear

High-profile divorce lawyer and TV pundit Vanessa Lloyd Platt will not face charges after being arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Ms Lloyd Platt, whose North London-based company, Lloyd Platt & Co, is one of the UK's leading family-law and divorce firms, had denied any wrongdoing after been questioned in connection with an alleged plot to poison her.

The 53-year-old mother of two was arrested last month after voluntarily meeting police officers and had been bailed to reappear at Colindale Police Station, North-West London, in late September.

But Barnet Police have now informed her of their decision to drop the case.

It had been alleged that she lied to officers over the arrest last year of her then-husband, Daniel Platt, following claims he had attempted to poison her food.

Ms Lloyd Platt said: "I was never charged with anything and the fact that these allegations have been investigated by police and thrown out within a few days shows there was no substance in them at all.

"I'm pleased that my reputation is untarnished and I can get back to work. I am delighted that the police have confirmed that no further action is being taken.

"It has been a very unpleasant ordeal and I'm just glad it is over. The claims were ridiculous."

Ms Lloyd Platt regularly appears on shows including GMTV and Richard & Judy to discuss celebrity separations.
    Last updated: 4:28pm, September 5 2008