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 »





News: Trinity Mirror apologises for phone hacking, makes increased provision for compensation for victims

13 02 2015

TrinityMirrorIn a statement published in today’s Daily Mirror Trinity Mirror the owner of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People has apologised publicly to “all its victims of phone hacking”.    Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Law Review of the Year, 2014: Part 2, Phone Hacking and Operation Elveden, the Trials Continue – Tessa Evans

1 01 2015

2014 year in reviewPhone hacking continued to feature prominently in media law news in 2014 with a long trial and a series of guilty pleas. The second half of the year saw a stream of trials relating to the payment of public officials by journalists – with more to begin in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »





Reflections on Verdicts in the Trials of Sun Reporters – James Doleman

31 12 2014

New Sunday Sun tabloidIf you only read Britain’s best-selling tabloid newspaper you would think that the last 6 months of Sun journalists appearing in the criminal courts have led to a total vindication for the paper and for its version of journalistic ethics. Read the rest of this entry »





Mazher Mahmood: Just Like Phone Hacking, the Met Narrows the Investigation – Bellingcat

13 12 2014

Mazher-Mahmood-010Metropolitan police’s Operation Silverhawk, an investigation into Sun on Sunday’s Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood is being led by Commander Martin Hewitt – who was one of the senior investigators in Operation Varec which was part of John Yates discredited investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World in 2010. 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 »





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 »








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