We first obtain disclosure from the metropolitan police (the MPS) which frequently reveals that you were a target of those conducting the interception of voicemails.
We may then contact the relevant newspaper and request that they disclose certain information that may be relevant to your claim on a voluntary basis.We will also work with you to identify articles that contain private information that would have been the subject of voicemails between you and those you were in contact with at the time.
Payment of legal fees
All of our work in building a claim prior to litigating is conducted by us without requiring payment until the end of the claim.
If we find there is insufficient evidence, we do not ask you to pay for the time we have spent investigating the matter. If we advise that there is sufficient evidence to issue a claim, once you have paid the court fee, we then conduct the legal action on a “no win, no fee” or (CFA) basis. This means that we look to the newspaper to pay our fees at the conclusion of the claim. In most cases, this means that you recover your damages without deduction.
Private and/or public apologies
As well as receiving compensation for the invasion of your privacy, we also ensure that the newspaper undertakes not to do so at any time in the future and we can also, if you require, obtain an apology from the newspaper both in the form of a private letter and a Statement in Open Court.
If you were contacted by Operation Weeting, Golding or Pinetree, are an “associate” of a Claimant or have reason to believe that you may have been hacked and have not yet pursued a claim please give us a call on 020 7355 6000.
We will be happy to talk through the process with you without commitment on your part.