3rd May 2017
Hamlins’ partner Christopher Hutchings is quoted in the Guardian on 10 years of phone-hacking trials
Hamlins’ partner Christopher Hutchings, who leads the Hamlins’ phone-hacking team, was quoted in the latest Guardian article discussing how 10 years after the initial phone-hacking trial, the true extent of the practice is still emerging. In particular, Mirror Group and News Group are facing a wave of further claims.
Hamlins, as the Lead Solicitor for Claimants in the phone-hacking litigation against The Sun and the News of the World, now represent over 90 phone-hacking victims bringing claims against the News of the World and The Sun for unlawful information gathering and voicemail interception.
Christopher Hutchings was quoted as saying,
“News Group have always asserted that the police conducted a thorough investigation into hacking at the Sun but following recent disclosure it is clear there was no such criminal investigation”
Meanwhile, 44 claimants had their phone- hacking claims settled, and were paid millions of pounds in compensation by MGN the publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People. These included Hamlins’ client comedian Vic Reeves and his wife Nancy Moir.
Hamlins’ phone-hacking team are back in Court in June and the Trial is listed for October this year.
View the Guardian article here – Phone-hacking cases continue 10 years after ‘rogue reporter’ jailed
For more information please contact a member of the Phone Hacking team at Hamlins.