We have brought over 60 claims to date, all of which have resulted in payment of damages to our clients. Compensation ranges from between a few thousand pounds to significantly in excess of £100,000.

On 2nd May the High Court was informed that the next tranche of phone hacking claims in this ongoing litigation has now commenced. It is expected that there will be at least 90 claimants in this next wave against the News Group Newspapers. Hamlins has already issued 13 claims and has many more in the pipeline.

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Commenting on the settlement of his  phone hacking claim high profile sports agent Simon Bayliff said:

“Hamlins did an excellent job in fighting both my cases and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I would highly recommend them to anyone who believes they may be a victim of phone hacking. I was extremely shocked to learn I was a victim of phone-hacking but it is now clear the newspapers targeted me because of my job and close relationship with the sports players I represented.”

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We have brought over 60 claims to date, all of which have resulted in payment of damages to our clients. Compensation ranges from between a few thousand pounds to significantly in excess of £100,000.

On 2nd May the High Court was informed that the next tranche of phone hacking claims in this ongoing litigation has now commenced. It is expected that there will be at least 90 claimants in this next wave against the News Group Newspapers. Hamlins has already issued 13 claims and has many more in the pipeline.

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Commenting on the settlement of his  phone hacking claim high profile sports agent Simon Bayliff said:

“Hamlins did an excellent job in fighting both my cases and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I would highly recommend them to anyone who believes they may be a victim of phone hacking. I was extremely shocked to learn I was a victim of phone-hacking but it is now clear the newspapers targeted me because of my job and close relationship with the sports players I represented.”

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Recommendations

‘I was introduced to Hamlins by a colleague/friend.  I engaged them to act for me in a phone hacking claim.  I found the team to be professional, friendly and approachable at every stage.  They quickly made enquiries and found evidence that there had indeed, been unacceptable interference in my privacy.  Within a very short period I was awarded compensation and an appropriate apology.  I was extremely pleased with the outcome. In particular, I would like to thank Christopher Hutchings, Ellen Gallagher and Maisie Long for their diligence and enthusiasm in their pursuit for justice on my behalf.’

Ricky Tomlinson

‘I am deeply grateful to Christopher Hutchings, Lauren Twidale, Isabelle Sands and everyone at Hamlins who have helped me with my claim. Chris and his team are the most professional and efficient legal team I have ever worked with. I felt understood and supported and was impressed by their deep knowledge, efficiency & clear communication. I highly recommend them to anyone who thinks they are a victim of phone hacking.’

Rebecca Loos

‘Chris and the team at Hamlins are excellent. I found them to be diligent, sympathetic and thorough. I wholeheartedly recommend them.’

Comedian Vic Reeves (Jim Moir), successful claimant

‘From the moment I instructed Hamlins in my two cases, I followed their advice to the letter and I could not be happier with the outcomes in both.’

Actor Ralf Little, successful claimant

‘Chris, along with James and Isabelle at Hamlins, made a potentially daunting action, incredibly straightforward. They explain everything so thoroughly and I would not hesitate to use them again. Common Sense, trustworthy and reassuring legal advice from experts who are lovely to deal with.’

Anonymous UK National Broadcaster

‘My experience of Hamlins has been nothing short of excellent. Throughout the 3 years of working with them, Chris and Alex (and the rest of the team) guided me through the process with patience and diligence. I followed their advice and reached a fantastic outcome in my cases. Thank you Hamlins!’

Patrick Walden, lead guitarist in the band Babyshambles

‘I was really delighted with the efficient way that Alex, Chris and the rest of the team at Hamlins dealt with my claim – it was professional and timely and executed in a way that was understandable to a non-lawyer!’

Noel Fielding, Comedian

‘Working with Chris and the team at Hamlins has been a very pleasurable experience, their professionalism, discretion & hard work has been a dream through what could have been a tricky process. They give sound advice and have a best in class approach to protecting their clients’ interests.’

Pete Gibbons, Creative Director at Formidable Media

‘I’m so grateful to Hamlins – to Chris, Alex and Isabelle in particular – for all the hard work you have put in for a successful conclusion to my claim.  I have been impressed by your professionalism, courtesy and the care shown to me throughout the duration of my claim.  I have no hesitation in recommending Hamlins to anybody in similar circumstances.’

Freelance Investigative Journalist

‘Hamlins have both great legal skill and compassion for those who are victims of phone hacking. They have showed integrity and dedication when dealing with my case. Not only did they obtain compensation with minimum input from me but they were also always responsive to my concerns/queries. I cannot recommend them enough.’

Camille Aznar, successful claimant

‘I can’t thank Alex and the rest of the team at Hamlins enough for their absolutely sterling work.’

Rhodri Giggs

‘Powerful litigation practice at the forefront of much of the activity concerning phone hacking prosecutions.’

Chambers and Partners 2020 - Defamation/Reputation Management (ranked: band 4)

‘My experience was first rate. Every member of the team was extremely efficient, thorough and professional. They undertook everything in a timely way and were clear in their communications. They were incredibly thorough and worked extremely hard.’

Chambers and Partners 2020 - Defamation/Reputation Management (ranked: band 4)

‘The team of contentious media specialists is well versed in all defamation, reputation and privacy matters and has leading expertise in phone hacking claims.’

Legal 500 2021 - Reputation Management (ranked: tier 3)

‘Alex conducted my case with considerable skill to a very successful outcome.  I would like to thank him and the wider Hamlins team for the expertise and professionalism they have shown throughout.’

Kenny Logan, retired Scottish rugby union player

‘I deal with many law firms including all the magic circle firms and I have to say that I believe you have handled this matter both effectively and in a very professional manner. I am very impressed and many thanks.’

Keith Edelman, Businessman and former Managing Director of Arsenal Football Club, 2019

‘I am extremely pleased with the result the Hamlins team were able to secure for me and I would recommend them to anyone who believes they may have been a victim of phone hacking. I found the team to be very knowledgeable and always provided me with clear, prompt strategic advice. Thank you all.’

Client

‘Hamlins worked with me over a period of three years and they were always communicative, thorough and swift in response to all matters. I would never imagine a legal process could be as streamlined and smooth as my experience was with the Hamlins team. I am grateful for the hard work that was put into my case, the help and clarity that was provided to me with kindness, the ease of the overall experience and not least, the successful results’

Client

‘Hamlins have represented me on 2 separate occasions and I would highly recommend them to anyone in my position! Not only did I get fantastic results but I felt very comfortable with everything along the way! Great friendly professional people who are simply the best at what they do!’

Client

‘I am extremely grateful to Amanda Burge, Laura Daly and all the Hamlins team headed by Chris Hutchings. Hamlins did an excellent job in fighting both my cases and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I would highly recommend them to anyone who believes they may be a victim of phone hacking.’

I am a sports agent and represent very high-profile sports players.  I was extremely shocked to learn I was a victim of phone-hacking but it is now clear the newspapers targeted me because of my job and close relationship with the sports players I represented. Articles which were published containing either commercial or personal client information inevitably increased pressure on my relationships with the talent I represented. Hamlins forensic and highly skilled team quickly identified the extent of both the hacking I was subjected to and details of the how this impacted negatively on key and long-standing clients relationships.   With Hamlins’ professional guidance, I was able to achieve an outcome against 2 newspaper groups which far exceeded my expectations.’

Simon Bayliff, Sports Agent

‘The team at Hamlins could not have handled my claim any better. At every stage I felt supported and informed and the result went far beyond my expectations. I could not recommend them enough.’

Client, 2019

‘Hamlins LLP is “a key firm in the phone-hacking litigation”, where it acts for various claimants against News Group Newspapers.’

Legal 500 2017 - Reputation Management

Examples of individuals we represent include:

    • Comedians Vic Reeves (Jim Moir) and Bob Mortimer.
    • Actors and television personalities including Ralf Little, Will Mellor and Chantelle Houghton.
    • Individuals working in the music industry such as Samuel Preston and James Mullord.
    • Individuals working in sports including footballer Barry Smith, Simon Clegg CBE, former CEO of the British Olympics Association and Rupert Lowe, former chairman of Southampton Football Club.
    • Agents, managers and PR representatives who were privy to private information about those they represented and worked with who were of interest to the press.
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