26-04-17

Further Mirror Group Hacking Settlements

A number of high profile clients of the firm, including Sheryl Gascoigne, Pearl Lowe, Danny Goffey, Danny Young, Sarah Manners, Denise Van Outen, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Louisa Lytton, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Kara Tointon, James Redmond, Ray Panthaki, James Alexandrou, Joe Swash, Laila Rouass, Gillian Taylforth, Brooke Kinsella and Colin Salmon 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 and the blagging of their private information by journalists at The Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People.  In statements read on 25 April 2017, 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] a decade ago should never have been employed’.  He offered his ‘apologies to [them] for the distress caused to [them] by the misuse of [their] private information’ on MGN’s behalf.

 

For more information please contact Roddy Chisholm Batten.