Mirror Group phone-hacking claims: Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal, as Rebecca Willcox from Hamlins explains23rd March 2016
Mirror Group Newspapers Limited has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against the damages totalling £1.2m, which were awarded in the first-ever civil phone-hacking trial heard in March 2015. Lords Neuberger, Sumption and Hughes refused permission “because the application does not raise an arguable point of law.”
Phone-hacking lawyers at Hamlins acted for one of the eight Representative Claimants at the Trial against MGN Limited in March 2015. Mann J awarded damages ranging from £72,500 to more than £260,000, after hearing evidence that revealed the widespread use of phone hacking, surveillance, and related activities by MGN journalists for more than a decade.
Hamlins’ phone-hacking lawyers will return to the High Court in April for a hearing against News Group Newspapers, which will address matters relating to The Sun newspaper.
For information on the previous decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal, please see:
Hamlins’ phone-hacking lawyers are the lead solicitors for phone-hacking claims against News Group Newspapers Limited (NGN). Christopher Hutchings and Rebecca Willcox can be contacted with any phone-hacking related queries on 020 7355 6000.