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 interception.
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.