News: Hugh Grant Phone Hacking case, Mirror Group admits it failed to investigate “repeat and prolonged” intrusions

5 02 2018

The actor, Hugh Grant, has accepted substantial damages from Mirror Group newspapers after it admitted the unlawful interception of his voicemail messages and the obtaining of private information about him. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Mirror Phone Hacking, Damages for Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller and Jamie Theakston

5 10 2017

The Mirror Newspapers phone hacking litigation continues.  A number of high profile settlements were announced this week with Statements in Open Court in a number of cases including those brought by Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller and Jamie Theakston. 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 »





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 »





Case Preview: Various Claimants v MGN Ltd, Mirror phone hacking trial to begin on Monday, 2 March 2015

1 03 2015

mirror_1839320bOn Monday 2 March 2015, the first phone hacking trial will finally begin, nearly 4 years after a “phone hacking managing judge” was first appointed .  In Court 15 of the Rolls Building the current managing judge Mr Justice Mann will begin hearing the trial in the case of Various Claimants v MGN Ltd. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Various Claimants v MGN, Judge orders Mirror Group to give phone hacking “generic disclosure”

11 11 2014

Mirror GroupOn 28 October 2014.  Mr Justice Mann, the judge managing the Mirror Group phone hacking litigation, handed down a judgment dealing with the disclosure being sought by the claimants from MGN (Various Claimants v MGN [2014] EWHC 3655 (Ch)). He ordered MGN to give “generic disclosure” in relation to phone hacking – that is documents going to the general practices of phone hacking at Mirror Group newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »





Trinity Mirror finally admits what we all knew, but will it change anything? – Brian Cathcart

25 09 2014

TrinityMirrorPerhaps the sleaziest aspect of Trinity Mirror’s phone hacking confession is the emphasis placed on the idea that the offences took place ‘many years ago’. For while it is true that we have had to wait years for confirmation that reporters at the company’s papers broke the law in this way, that delay was in large measure the fault of the company’s management. Read the rest of this entry »