Mirror Group Phone Hacking: IPSOmertà, Inaction and a Culture of Impunity – Julian Petley

21 12 2018

During the course of a three-week trial in March 2015, it was revealed how MGN papers, and especially the Sunday Mirror, had hacked the phones of eight well-known people, wreaking havoc in their personal lives by causing them to believe that stories about them appearing in the papers had been fed to them by their nearest and dearest. The victims included Shane Ritchie, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Yentob and Sadie Frost. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Price v MGN, “Disgraced” chief constable’s libel claim not an abuse – Mathilde Groppo

14 11 2018

On 8 November 2018, Mr Justice Warby handed down judgment in the case of Price v MGN Ltd [2018] EWHC 3014 (QB). The proceedings relate to three articles (copies of which are annexed [pdf] to the judgment) which made serious imputations about the Claimant’s alleged participation in the illegal accessing of the mobile phone records of journalists who were investigating him when he was the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (the “Interception Meanings”). Read the rest of this entry »





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: Phone Hacking damages, the decision to grant MGN permission to appeal and expedition

13 08 2015

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsOn 7 August 2015, Kitchin LJ granted MGN permission to appeal against the privacy damages decision of Mann J in the case of Gulati v MGN ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)). The hearing of the appeal was expedited. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, A landmark decision on the quantum of privacy damages – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Sara Mansoori

22 05 2015

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsThe judgment in the Mirror Phone Hacking damages case of Gulati v MGN Ltd ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)) deals with a wide range of legal and factual issues.  This post deals in detail with only three: the principles on which damages for misuse of private information are assessed, whether it was appropriate to make only one award of damages per claimant and the quantum of damages in privacy cases in general.  It was Mr Justice Mann’s decision in favour of the claimants on the first two points which led to the very substantial awards of damages in this case which are summarised below. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation – Steven Heffer

22 05 2015

mirror_1839320bThe judgment handed down by Mr Justice Mann on 21 May 2015 in the Mirror Group quantum cases, Gulati and others v MGN ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)), represents a turning point in the phone hacking litigation.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Various Claimants v MGN, Judge awards £1.2 million in phone hacking damages – James Heath

21 05 2015

Mirror GroupThe judgment in the Mirror Newspapers Hacking Litigation was handed down today in Court 15 at the Rolls Building by Mr Justice Mann. He awarded a total of £1.2 million in damages to the eight test claimants. Read the rest of this entry »