Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson had “vague memory” of Glenn Mulcaire’s company, trial hears – Martin Hickman

14 04 2014

Coulson and MulcaireDay 90, Part 2:  Andy Coulson had a vague memory of Glenn Mulcaire’s company being mentioned at the News of the World, but thought it was something to do with “finding people” or “surveillance,” he told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson “authorised cash payments for NOTW private detective” – Martin Hickman

18 03 2014

Coulson and MulcaireDay 71: Andy Coulson personally authorised cash payments to the News of the World’s private detective which led to the phones of three royal aides being hacked, a court heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks ‘did not know’ about Mulcaire’s £92,000-a-year contract, trial hears – Martin Hickman

21 02 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 56: Rebekah Brooks did not know that Glenn Mulcaire was on a £92,000-a-year contract with the News of the World, she told the phone hacking trial today.  The paper had an annual £30 million editorial budget when she was editor. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks chatted to ex-husband, Editors voicemails accessed by Mulcaire – Martin Hickman

6 02 2014

Rebekah Brooks at Leveson inquiryDay 53, Part 1: Rebekah Brooks asked to chat to her former husband about phone hacking a fortnight before the scandal about the interception of Milly Dowler’s voicemail hit the headlines. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Police evidence of more than 6,000 NOTW “hacking calls”, trial hears – Martin Hickman

4 02 2014

News of the WorldDay 52: News International staff or contractors made more than 6,000 calls to voicemail inboxes before police smashed the phone hacking operation at the News of the World, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Glenn Mulcaire notes during Brooks editorship re-examined – Martin Hickman

3 02 2014

Glenn MulcaireDay 51:  Glenn Mulcaire carried out only a dozen hacks or attempted phone hacks during Rebekah Brooks’s editorship of the News of the World, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Ian Edmondson halted payments to Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

20 11 2013

????????????????Day 18: News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson halted payments to the paper’s phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire a year before he was arrested, the hacking trial heard today. Mr Edmondson is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring with Mulcaire and other former colleagues to intercept voicemail messages between 2000 and 2006. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Former NoW journalist emailed Sun colleague about phone hacking, jury hears – Martin Hickman

12 11 2013

Greg MiskiwDAY 12: A former News of the World news editor emailed a Sun journalist about the targeting of Heather Mills’ mobile phone, the hacking trial heard today. Greg Miskiw wrote to the employee of the NoW’s sister paper on 29 May 2006, days after Ms Mills and Sir Paul McCartney had announced their separation. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: “Just say I love you and it’s 25 grand”, Mulcaire heard saying on Blunkett tapes – Martin Hickman

11 11 2013

Glenn MulcaireDay 11:  A private detective who hacked voicemails for the News of the World recorded himself saying over a message left by a Cabinet Minister: “Just say ‘I love you’ and it’s 25 grand.”  Glenn Mulcaire made the remark as he eavesdropped a message left by David Blunkett for a woman with whom he was developing a close friendship. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Comment: Phillips v Mulcaire, Supreme Court dismisses self-incrimination appeal – Dan Tench

9 07 2012

The Supreme Court has had its first (and perhaps last) look at an issue arising from the phone hacking litigation against the News of the World newspaper.   The appeal related to a request for further information served by the Claimant, Ms Nicola Phillips, on the Second Defendant, Mr Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator engaged by the newspaper.  Read the rest of this entry »