14th May 2024

Various Claimants v Associated Newspapers Limited: Defences and end to reporting restrictions

By Callum Galbraith

On 26 April 2024, Associated Newspapers Limited, publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, filed and served its Defences to the claims brought by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Sadie Frost and others. At the same time, the anonymity reporting restrictions Associated obtained for a large number of journalists fell away, meaning that further details as to the claims have now been reported.

The next hearing in the litigation is on 24 May 2024 and will deal with the future conduct of the litigation.

Recent coverage of the claims is below:

Hamlins’ previous coverage can be found at:

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Sadie Frost are represented by Hamlins LLP.

Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE, Elizabeth Hurley and Sir Elton John and David Furnish are represented by gunnercooke.

Sir Simon Hughes is represented by Thomson Heath & Associates.

David Sherborne, Julian Santos, Ben Hamer and Luke Browne of 5RB are Counsel for all the Claimants instructed by Callum Galbraith of Hamlins LLP, Anjlee Sangani of gunnercooke and Mark Thomson of Thomson Heath & Associates.

All queries to media.comms@hamlins.com


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