9th December 2016

Phone hacking litigation against The Sun and News of the World continues

By Christopher Hutchings

Hamlins has been instructed as lead solicitor in a further group of cases against the Sun and News of the World. This will potentially open up Britain’s most read newspaper, the Sun, to a new wave of phone hacking litigation.

This week the High court heard claims made on behalf of 17 people suing publisher of the News of the World and Sun over alleged phone hacking. A further 7 claimants have also joined the action with an additional 24 claims awaiting to be issued. Appearing on behalf of the claimants suing the publisher of the now-defunct News of the World and the Sun over alleged phone hacking, barrister David Sherborne told the Court on Monday that there were documents, emails and meeting agendas that showed senior executives including Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks pursued an email deletion policy that removed “emails that could be unhelpful in future litigation in which News International could be a defendant”.

In total there will be around 50 claimants for whom Hamlins will be representing in their role as Lead Solicitor in this next wave. Our phone hacking team is led by partner Chris Hutchings.

See this week’s press coverage on the litigation:

James Murdoch involved in News International email deletion, court told

Kelvin MacKenzie quit Sun after being ‘kept in the dark’ on phone hacking, court hears


For further information see the pages on phone hacking claims. If you would like to discuss a potential phone hacking claim, please contact Chris Hutchings on 020 7355 6000.

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