News: Mirror Phone Hacking Litigation, admissions and apologies in twenty nine more cases

19 11 2016

TrinityMirrorOn 17  November 2016, Mirror Group admitted liability and apologised in twenty nine more phone hacking cases.  Statements in open court were read before the managing judge, Mr Justice Mann. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Mirror phone hacking damages case

23 03 2016

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsThe Supreme Court has refused Mirror Group permission to appeal against the phone hacking damages awards made by Mr Justice Mann in May 2015. This decision has far reaching implications for phone hacking cases and privacy law more generally. Read the rest of this entry »





Hearing Report, Gulati v MGN, the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal

22 10 2015

Royal Courts of JusticeThe hearing of the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal took place in the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday before Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ.  In the morning submissions were made by Mr David Sherborne on behalf of the respondents with a short reply in the afternoon by Lord Pannick QC for MGN.  The Court also heard a separate application for permission to appeal in the Yentob case. Read the rest of this entry »





Hearing Report, Gulati v MGN, the first day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal

21 10 2015

Royal-Courts-of-JusticeThe Mirror Phone Hacking appeal began yesterday, 20 October 2015, in the Court of Appeal before Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ.  Most of the day was occupied by the submissions made on behalf of the appellant, MGN Limited, by Lord Pannick QC. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: Gulati v MGN, Mirror Phone Hacking Damages Appeal – Hugh Tomlinson QC

18 10 2015

_83144843_hackingcompThe appeal in the Mirror Phone Hacking damages case is due to be heard by Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday and Wednesday, 20 and 21 October 2015.  This is the most important privacy damages hearing since the tort of “misuse of private information” was devised by the House of Lords in another MGN case in 2004.  In this preview I will consider the issues which arise on the appeal and the difficulties faced by the appellant. Read the rest of this entry »





News: MGN damages appeal to be heard on 20 and 21 October 2015

1 10 2015

mirror_1839320bThe Court of Appeal has listed the appeal in the privacy damages case of Gulati v MGN on 20 and 21 October 2015.  No indication has yet been given as to the constitution of the court. Read the rest of this entry »





A breach of the right to privacy justifies an award of damages for the act of misusing private information ‘per se’, says English High Court in phone-hacking decision – Alison Knight

27 06 2015

men-97290__180English privacy law is a slow-evolving story. Most of its principles have developed from case law since the Millennium, yet awards of damages by the courts in compensation for harm suffered as a consequence of privacy infringements (such as for distress and loss of dignity suffered by claimants) have typically been low. Read the rest of this entry »





News: MGN seeks permission to appeal against hacking damages awards in Gulati case – Louise Turner

11 06 2015

Mirror GroupMGN yesterday sought permission to appeal against the very large awards of damages made by Mr Justice Mann in the eight test claims in the hacking litigation arising out of voicemail interception at Mirror Group Newspapers (Gulati v MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482(Ch)). Permission was refused by the Judge. MGN will now seek permission from the Court of Appeal. Read the rest of this entry »