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 »

Phone hacking, corruption and remedies – Steven Heffer

7 11 2014

News of the World Final Edition

In April 2011 the News of the World (NOTW) admitted being responsible for intercepting the voicemails of many individuals using the services of a private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, before his arrest in 2006. There had already been some civil actions seeking damages for misuse of private information and many more were to follow. The newspaper was shut down in July 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

News International closes Phone Hacking Compensation Scheme – Steven Heffer

6 02 2013

Sir Charles GrayNews International announced on Thursday 31 January 2013 that it will close down the Voicemail Interception Compensation Scheme (“the Scheme”) set up for News of the World phone hacking victims, just 14 months after it was launched.  The announcement says that phone hacking claims will not be considered for the Scheme after 8 April, meaning the only remedy will be more civil claims through the courts. Read the rest of this entry »

CFAs in Media Cases: reasons to be cheerful? – Steven Heffer

15 12 2012

SuccessIs it possible that the government has at last taken on board the concerns expressed by the Law Society, Bar Council, Lawyers for Media Standards and many others made in numerous papers and articles about proposed reforms over the past two years, despite having pushed through the LASPO Act without amendment? Read the rest of this entry »