News International closes Phone Hacking Compensation Scheme – Steven Heffer

6 02 2013

Sir Charles GrayNews International announced on Thursday 31 January 2013 that it will close down the Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”) set up for News of the World phone hacking victims, just 14 months after it was launched.  The announcement says that phone hacking claims will not be considered for the Scheme after 8 April, meaning the only remedy will be more civil claims through the courts. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Cruddas v Adams, Damages of £45,000 for a blog and Twitter Libel

6 02 2013

CruddasIn a judgment handed down on 4 February 2013 ([2013] EWHC 145 (QB)) Mr Justice Eady awarded the former Conservative Party treasurer, Peter Cruddas, defamation damages of £45,000 in respect of 9 blogs and 12 tweets by published by lobbyist Mark Adams. Read the rest of this entry »