As readers may recall from earlier posts, extensive Case Management Directions were given in Tranche 2 of the Voicemail Interception Litigation on 27 February 2012. These included a procedure whereby an individual contacted by Operation Weeting could obtain disclosure from the Metropolitan Police without the need for a formal application.
This week has felt like another seminal one in the phone hacking saga. Eight people have been charged – including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, Rupert Murdoch has resigned from News International’s Board – another step in the process of Murdoch-ian withdrawal from UK newspapers, and the oral hearings of the Leveson Inquiry Part 1 concluded. Continue reading