Lord Justice Leveson is due to hear applications from individuals who have sought to be core participants in his inquiry next week.

Solicitors will make the case for their clients to become core participants in the Leveson Inquiry in the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, September 6, at 10.30am.

The hearing will be for those who applied before the August 31 deadline and received an invitation to make their submissions in court.

According to Rule 5 of the Inquiries Rules 2006, core participants will have “played, or may have played, a direct and significant role in relation to the matters to which the inquiry relates”, will have had “a significant interest in an important aspect of the matters to which the inquiry relates” or “may be subject to explicit or significant criticism during the inquiry proceedings or in the report, or in any interim report”.

The decision on who qualifies to be a core participant lies with Lord Justice Leveson.

Thais Portilho-Shrimpton is a journalist with 6 years of experience and Hacked Off campaign co-ordinator.

This post originally appeared on the Hacked Off Website and is reproduced with permission and thanks.

Note:  The Leveson Inquiry website is now live although, at present, containing very limited information.