28-06-16

Mirror Group Phone Hacking Settlements

A number of clients of the firm, including Davina McCall, Chris Parker, Lisa Maxwell and Lisa Jeynes have recently accepted substantial damages and written apologies from Mirror Group Newspapers in settlement of their claims for misuse of private information arising out of the interception of their voicemails by journalists at The Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People.  In statements read on 10 June 2016, the High Court was told by MGN’s counsel that MGN ‘accepts that the methods which were used to obtain private information about [these claimants] through the unlawful accessing of [their] voicemails and the obtaining of [their] personal information a decade ago should never have been employed’.  He offered his ‘apologies to [them] for the distress caused to [them] by hacking into their voicemail messages and obtaining private information about [them]’ on MGN’s behalf.

 

For more information please contact Roddy Chisholm Batten