10th July 2017

Partner Chris Hutchings comments on phone hacking trials in Huff Post

By Christopher Hutchings

Reputation Management partner Chris Hutchings has commented on the phone hacking scandal in HuffPost.

The article highlights that six years have passed since The News Of The World published its final edition, amid public revulsion at reports in The Guardian that the tabloid hacked the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

It recalls the thousands of potential phone hacking victims that were later identified by police – from Prince Charles to politicians, celebrities, journalists and victims of crime.

The scandal led to one of the most complex cases in English legal history that saw the ex-editor Andy Coulson, ex-News International boss Rebekah Brooks and five others stand trial for eight months in 2013 and 2014.

It also led to the Leveson Inquiry, a raft of investigations, arrests and prosecutions of journalists and a series of compensation claims by victims.

Chris, who is lead solicitor for the claimants, comments: “News Group sacrificed the News Of The World. They fought tooth and nail to protect The Sun,”

“What they’ve not yet done is admit hacking [at The Sun]. Let’s see over the next month or two where we get.”

Read the full article in HuffPost below:

News Of The World Closed Six Years Ago Amid Phone Hacking Scandal – But Where Are The Key Figures Now?


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