Case Preview: Various Claimants v News Group Newspapers, Trial of phone hacking cases to begin on 18 January 2018

14 01 2018

On 18 January 2018, nearly seven years after the managed litigation began, Mann J will begin hearing the trial of  generic issues and four lead cases in the third wave of the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking, Don’t let them fool you, most victims were not famous – Brian Cathcart

27 04 2017

It has become routine: another batch of phone hacking victims win compensation from a newspaper and the story is reported (where it is reported at all) as if only celebrities were involved.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone hacking litigation, NGN instructs new solicitors

30 09 2016

News International building in WappingNews Group Newspapers (“NGN”), the defendant in the Sun and News of the World phone hacking litigation, has instructed new solicitors, Clifford Chance, to replace Linklaters. Read the rest of this entry »






Revealed: How The Metropolitan Police Covered-Up For Rupert Murdoch’s News International – Joe Public

26 06 2015

Mazher-Mahmood-010A Bellingcat and Byline investigation can for the first time reveal Scotland Yard had intelligence Mazher Mahmood was corrupting police officers as far back as the summer of 2000. Read the rest of this entry »





Tabloids, Killers and the Interests of the Public – James Doleman

21 06 2015

jamesdoleman_Sij34JULast week’s revelations at the trial of Neil Wallis that the now defunct News of the world tasked one of their journalists to become a prison officer so as to gather information on a child-murderer may have shocked many but was no huge surprise to those who have observed the many recent trials relating to alleged corruption in the tabloid press. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Standards Trust: Who was hacked? A New Report Investigates – Martin Moore

26 03 2015

image1Reading coverage of the various hacking trials (News of the World in 2013/14 and now Mirror Group Newspapers) you could be forgiven for thinking phone hacking was all about celebrities. Celebrities attract attention, attract news interest, and sell papers. This is perhaps why many of the news reports of phone hacking have concentrated on celebrities and are illustrated with photographs of celebrities. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Former Features Editor of the News of the World pleads guilty to conspiring to intercept voicemails

12 12 2014

Jules StensonThe former features editor of the News of the World, Jules Stenson, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to intercept voicemails making him the eighth journalist from the now defunct tabloid to admit, or be convicted of, phone-hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Another News of the World Journalist convicted and Ian Edmondson sentenced [Updated]

8 11 2014

Ian EdmondsonYesterday saw two important developments on the criminal prosecutions of former News of the World employees. First, it was disclosed that on Wednesday 5 November 2014, a former News of the World journalist (who cannot be named for legal reasons) had been found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Read the rest of this entry »





The Context of Caryatid, Part 1: Miskiw, Mahmood and the Met – The Regular Contributor

7 08 2014

Greg MiskiwIn January 2004, a journalist from the News of the World (NOTW) was interviewed by MET police on suspected criminality resulting from Operation Motorman. It was GREG MISKIW. Read the rest of this entry »