Hamlins’ phone-hacking lawyers seek compensation on a no win, no fee basis27th May 2014
Operation Weeting and Operation Pinetree claims will be heard at Trial in October. Phone-hacking lawyers at Hamlins will represent one of the few claims to be heard at Trial, and continue to represent both Operation Weeting and Operation Pinetree phone-hacking victims under no win, no fee funding arrangements.
Operation Pinetree concerns News of the World (“NOTW”) journalist Dan Evans and the features department. Operation Pinetree affects thousands of victims, many of whom have yet to receive MPS notification. Privacy lawyers at Hamlins have already used their expertise in phone-hacking cases to win damages for phone hacking victims who received MPS notification under Operation Weeting. No win, no fee funding arrangements have been agreed in many claims. Damages and other remedies have been won in 100% of the voicemail interception cases pursued by Hamlins’ phone-hacking lawyers.
Operation Golding, investigating allegations of phone hacking at the Mirror Group Newspapers (including the Sunday Mirror and The People) is expected to reveal further voicemail interception victims. Hamlins has received enquiries from a number of potential phone-hacking victims with such claims against Mirror Group Newspapers. Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the People, said in a trading statement this week that it ‘will not accept wrongdoing and takes all allegations [of phone hacking and bribery] seriously.’
Criminal prosecution trials are in the final stages, with former NOTW journalists Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and Clive Goodman having given evidence in Court. Clive Goodman and the private detective Glenn Mulcaire were jailed in 2007 for phone hacking. Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman are jointly charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in public office in regards to payments to police guarding the royal family. They deny the charges. Andy Coulson also denies conspiring to hack phones. Rebekah Brooks denies charges including conspiring to pervert the course of justice
Phone-hacking victims continue to be contacted by the police: if you are concerned that you may be a victim of phone hacking, please contact our team:
Christopher Hutchings 0207 355 6104