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 »





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 »





Mirror Damages Trial: Claimant’s Closing Submissions, exceptional awards of damages claimed

21 03 2015

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsOn Thursday 18 March 2015, Mr Justice Mann heard closing submissions on behalf of the eight representative claimants in the Mirror Damages Trial. David Sherborne, Counsel for the Claimants, told the Court that the cases were “exceptional” compared to other privacy actions.   Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Damages Trial: Court hears evidence from Dan Evans, Sadie Frost and James Hipwell, closing submissions on 18 March

15 03 2015

Sadie FrostOn Thursday 12 March 2014, day 9, the Mirror Damages Trial heard evidence from former Mirror journalist Dan Evans and from actress Sadie Frost.  Her evidence concluded on Friday 13 March 2014, day 10.  The Court also heard evidence from James Hipwell.  The case was adjourned to 18 March 2014 for closing submissions. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Damages Trial: Paul Gascoigne “I was scared to speak to anybody”, Lucy Taggart “I felt like I was being punched and battered”

12 03 2015

Paul GascoigneOn Wednesday 11 March 2015, Day 8, the Judge in the Mirror Damages Trial heard half a day of evidence, from claimants Paul Gascoigne and Lucy Taggart. Read the rest of this entry »








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