Hamlins were noted as one of the three firms acting for the claimants in the ongoing News Group phone hacking trials in The Lawyers update on the case.
The final 30 cases of the current tranche of cases in the long-running News Group Newspapers (NGN) phone-hacking scandal are scheduled to go to trial this October, with the company thought to have already paid out up to £10m in settlement fees. With the vast majority of cases brought against NGN settling before trial, sources have suggested that it will continue to employ this tactic prior to the trial date.
The case is one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 (subscription only). Each year The Lawyer Top 20 Cases picks the biggest and most interesting UK court cases to follow.