Hamlins, as the Lead Solicitor for Claimants in the phone-hacking
litigation against The Sun and the News of the World now represent over
90 phone-hacking victims bringing claims against the News of the World
and The Sun for unlawful information gathering and voicemail
View the BBC coverage here – Sir Elton John Among 63 New Phone-hacking Claims.
Last Friday 31 March was the deadline for new claims to join the
current tranche of the Group Litigation and in the week before the
deadline 60 new claims were issued by individuals represented by a
number of different law firms.
Hamlins have been Lead Solicitor in this litigation since December
2016, after achieving an amendment to the pleadings to allow Claimants
to plead that unlawful activities took place at The Sun newspaper, in
addition to the News of the World. Since Hamlins took on this role, the
Claimants have made significant progress in obtaining evidence and
further disclosure that supports the Claimants’ case and also implicates
senior executives at News International.
Hamlins’ phone-hacking team are back in Court in June and the Trial is listed for October this year.
For more information please contact a member of the Phone Hacking team at Hamlins.