She said: "I've been on a conference call with Jolyon Maugham & the legal team in case of Cherry v Adv General to see if we can speed up the hearing due on 6 September to get court to look at what's proposed ASAP."
The court heard that the victim, James Kelly, is the ex-husband of Maugham's then partner, and on the evening of October 25 last year Mr Kelly had been drinking at a pub in Crewe, when he received a message on Facebook from the defendant, which prosecutor Myles Wilson said had been "threatening".
THE searing heat and choking humidity of Twenties Shanghai provide a suitably steamy and exotic backdrop to John Curran's handsome period romance, The Painted Veil (tonight, BBC2, 12.05am) adapted from W Somerset Maugham's novel.
Keats studied to be an apothecarist; Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams were both practicing and successful physicians; Primo Levi was a chemist; Somerset Maugham left medicine entirely to begin writing.
Many glittering figures of the last century fled humdrum origins, not least Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, both of whom were clients in the 193os of interior decorator Syrie Maugham, daughter of the East End philanthropist Thomas John Barnardo.