News: Phone Hacking damages, the decision to grant MGN permission to appeal and expedition

13 08 2015

Mirror Hacking ClaimantsOn 7 August 2015, Kitchin LJ granted MGN permission to appeal against the privacy damages decision of Mann J in the case of Gulati v MGN ([2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch)). The hearing of the appeal was expedited. Read the rest of this entry »





Crowdfunding: Above the Law: How News International Got Away – James Doleman

20 07 2015

jamesdolemanIn 2011, the British public and press were enraptured with the revelations of phone hacking at the News of the World. Rupert Murdoch referred to appearing at parliament  as ‘the most humble day of my life’ The conglomorate looked down and out.  Read the rest of this entry »






A breach of the right to privacy justifies an award of damages for the act of misusing private information ‘per se’, says English High Court in phone-hacking decision – Alison Knight

27 06 2015

men-97290__180English privacy law is a slow-evolving story. Most of its principles have developed from case law since the Millennium, yet awards of damages by the courts in compensation for harm suffered as a consequence of privacy infringements (such as for distress and loss of dignity suffered by claimants) have typically been low. Read the rest of this entry »





News: MGN seeks permission to appeal against hacking damages awards in Gulati case – Louise Turner

11 06 2015

Mirror GroupMGN yesterday sought permission to appeal against the very large awards of damages made by Mr Justice Mann in the eight test claims in the hacking litigation arising out of voicemail interception at Mirror Group Newspapers (Gulati v MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482(Ch)). Permission was refused by the Judge. MGN will now seek permission from the Court of Appeal. Read the rest of this entry »








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