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 »





Mirror Damages Trial: Court hears evidence of Lauren Alcorn, Steve McFadden and Shane Roche

11 03 2015

Shane-Ritchie-001On Tuesday 10 March 2015, day 7 of the Mirror Damages Trial, the Court heard evidence from three witnesses, claimants Lauren Alcorn and Shane Roche and from  actor Steve McFadden. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Damages Trial: Court hears evidence of Shobna Gulati and Robert Ashworth

10 03 2015

Shobna-GulatiOn Monday 9 March 2015, the sixth day of the Mirror Damages Trial, the Court heard evidence from former Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati and from former TV producer Robert Ashworth. Read the rest of this entry »





Mirror Damages Trial: Opening Speeches conclude, MGN reiterates apologies, Alan Yentob cross-examined

7 03 2015

Alan Yentob PhoneThe first week of the Mirror Damages Trial has concluded.  On Day 5, Counsel for the Claimants finished his opening speech, the Defendant’s Counsel made a short opening and the Court heard evidence from BBC creative director, Alan Yentob. Read the rest of this entry »








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