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6 November 2013
MIRROR GROUP VOICEMAIL INTERCEPTION LITIGATION
Mirror Group Newspapers (“MGN”) has today failed in its attempt to dismiss crucial evidence of phone hacking in High Court actions brought against it by former England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson, Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati, the former nanny to David and Victoria Beckham’s children Abbie Gibson, and the former Captain of Blackburn Rovers Garry Flitcroft.
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13 June 2013
Re: Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc v (1) Aviation News Ltd (2) Philip Tozer-Pennington
This case concerned a dispute between two publishing and events companies for the aviation sector focusing on the financing and leasing of aircraft. Our clients, Aviation News and Phillip Tozer- Pennington, were the defendants in this claim by Euromoney which alleged defamation in relation to an email and advertisement sent by Aviation News regarding a conference to be held by it in Dublin earlier this year.
Case Law: Rothschild v Associated Newspapers Limited  EWCA Civ 197 (Valerie Paisner)
Last month’s unanimous Court of Appeal judgment in Rothschild v Associated Newspapers Limited, in which the financier, Nat Rothschild, lost his libel appeal against the defence of justification, provides......
30 January 2013
Jackson is Alive and Well
Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal in the Sylvia Henry v News Group Newspapers Limited ( EWCA Civ 19) claim on Monday.
29 November 2012
London Evening Standard: Victims of newspapers and their supporters today welcomed Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations. Also speaking ahead of the Prime Minister's rejection of new laws Mark Lewis, lawyer for the Dowlers, said he had “considered optimism” about the report.
The Guardian: Leveson report - Statements from Cameron and Clegg, and political ... Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing Millie Dowler's parents, Bob and Sally, tells BBC News that they have responded to the ...
Daily Mail: 'Now make sure you implement it': Family of murdered Milly Dowler ...Solicitor Mark Lewis, who represents the parents of Milly, whose phone was hacked after she went missing in 2002, said: 'The Dowlers are going to want to go ...bbc.co.uk: Leveson report: Dowler family 'cautiously optimistic 'The Leveson Inquiry was set up after it emerged journalists working for the News of the World had hacked the mobile phone of murdered Surrey schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
28 Novemberbbc.co.uk: Dowler solicitor: Press regulator would 'impose proper standards' The solicitor who represents the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. Mark Lewis was speaking ahead of the publication of the Leveson report into the phone-hacking scandal.
Businessweek.com: After 102 days of hearings about phone hacking, celebrity stalking and Rupert Murdoch’s meeting on a yacht with David Cameron, a U.K. judge will issue a report on press ethics that publishers say will threaten free speech.
8 SeptemberThe Economist: Emigration On the road. More Britons are leaving the country, particularly for work. Sammy Naghi, Taylor Hampton Solicitors
4 JulyThe Guardian: Phone-hacking victims hail Glenn Mulcaire court ruling: Mark Lewis, the solicitor for Phillips, said the ruling would finally force Mulcaire to reveal who at the now-closed Sunday tabloid allegedly instructed him and which journalist the voicemail messages were passed on to.
bbc.co.uk: Mark Lewis, the Dowler's solicitor, said: "The Dowler family welcomes the proper investigation of what happened at Surrey Police 10 years ago.
www.justinian.com.au: On the couch: Mark Lewis , Taylor Hampton Solicitors14 June
The Guardian: Met police pays damages to phone-hacking solicitor accused of lying Scotland Yard pays £230000 in damages and costs but does not admit liability after claiming Mark Lewis statement was wrong.
7th MaySydney Morning Herald:The man who took on the Murdochs. Manchester lawyer Mark Lewis won fame in Britain after securing major payouts for victims of phone hacking by Murdoch tabloids. Now he has set his sights on News Corp's US empire. WHEN Rupert Murdoch testified before the Leveson inquiry at the end of ...
4 MayLogan Symposium: The Murdoch Effect: News at Any Price? Mark Lewis speaks at The 6th Annual Reva & David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium
2nd MayTelegraph.co.uk.Hacking report 'a serious blow for the Murdochs. Solicitor Mark Lewis, who has represented a number of phone hacking victims, says News Corp shareholders will be looking very closely at the DCMS report on phone hacking. The committee's 121-page report, published this morning, pulls no punches in its ...
29 AprilThe Independent: If this was tough, Rupert Murdoch, wait till the US inquisition starts: Mark Lewis, the London solicitor who has done as much as anyone to take the fight to Rupert, said yesterday that he was bringing more cases against News Corp in the US. "The suggestion in the US that people have stood up to a News Corp subsidiary has ...
27 AprilDaily Mail: Prince Andrew's former lover Koo Stark to launch landmark phone hacking claim ...
Single mother Miss Stark is a client of Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing many celebrities who have won damages against Mr Murdoch's now defunct newspaper the News of the World. Mr Lewis is representing at least two other clients who may file ...
www.abc.net.au Phone hacking victim lawyer reflects on Leveson inquiry Mark Lewis is the lawyer who represented victims of phone hacking in the UK and joins us from London to discuss the appearances of James and Rupert ...
Bloomberg: Akin Gump, Mark Lewis, Skadden, Sheppard Mullin: Business of ...
The lawyer, Mark Lewis, took his usual perch in the gallery at the so-called Leveson inquiry into media ethics when Murdoch testified in London yesterday, just ...
ABC.net.au: Mark Lewis on Politics and the Murdoch Press
The Lawyer Vos J incredulous as 11 firms file 50 more phone-hacking claims
Established phone-hacking players such as Taylor Hampton partner Mark Lewis and Mishcon de Reya partner Charlotte Harris are involved, but other firms such as Hill Dickinson and Malletts have entered the arena. News Group Newspapers is facing almost 50 ...
20 AprilThe Independent:Hacking scandal: the net tightens on the Murdochs: Legal campaign against News Corp in US gathers momentum as Rupert and James Murdoch prepare to appear before Leveson next week
The Independent: Leading article: Another layer is stripped away: Then came the announcement from solicitor Mark Lewis that he would be launching proceedings in the US, in Murdoch's backyard, on behalf of people whose phones were hacked there.
Mail Online: James Murdoch 'could face U.S. lawsuit over claims of a cover-up at hacking paper':Mr Lewis revealed for the first time that he has been contacted by people who accused Fox News and The New York Post, which are both owned by News Corp, of engaging in criminal behaviour.
BBC NewsHas phone-hacking scandal reached News Corp's doorstep?: But it will edge towards that if News International's antagonist, solicitor Mark Lewis, files lawsuits claiming that phone hacking took place on US soil. News Corporation has its headquarters here in New York, on Sixth Avenue. Mr Lewis, the lawyer who ...FirstPost World: UK phone hacking lawyer brings News Corp case to US: REUTERS – The News of the World phone hacking scandal moved closer to the United States after British lawyer Mark Lewis teamed up with two New York lawyers to pursue claims that four of his clients had been hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct tabloid on U.S. soil.
19 AprilCNN: Rupert and James Murdoch summoned to testify in hacking inquiry:London (CNN) -- Media magnate Rupert Murdoch will appear next week before the independent British inquiry into journalistic ethics prompted by phone hacking at his defunct News of the World tabloid, the investigators said Thursday.
The Guardian: Phone hacking: Bobby Davro sues News of the World publisher: Comedian joins new wave of litigants to file claims including David Beckham's father, Cherie Blair and Jamie Theakston
The Lawyer: Taylor Hampton advises as NightJack launches action against The Times: Taylor Hampton partner Mark Lewis and consultant Patrick Daulby are representing hacked NightJack blogger Detective Constable Richard Horton in legal action against The Times.
The Independent: Police blogger to sue The Times over hacked emails 'Night Jack' detective takes action following editor's evidence to Leveson Inquiry
Twitter Trackbacks for Mark Lewis, Lawyer in Phone-Hacking Case: Mark Lewis, 47, from Manchester, England, is one of a small handful of lawyers who have led the civil litigation against News Corporation over suspected phone ...
Time: Phone-Hacking Scandal Makes Its Way to America. It looks like the saga that’s engulfed the U.K. could make the leap across the pond, as a British lawyer has announced he’ll be taking legal action within the U.S. on behalf of three new alleged victims of phone-hacking.
BBC News: News of the World phone-hacking cases launched in US A British lawyer says he is taking legal action in the United States on behalf of three alleged victims of phone hacking by the News of the World. Mark Lewis said the three were a "well-known sports person", a sports person not in the public eye and a ...
bbc.co.uk: The Times sued over computer hacking: The Times newspaper is being sued by police blogger Richard Horton after the paper accessed his email account, lawyer Mark Lewis has said.
Metro.co.uk: NightJack blogger Richard Horton sues Times over email hacking: Police blogger Richard Horton is to sue the Times after it was revealed one of the newspaper's journalists hacked into his email account.
Lawyer: Times of London being sued over email hack: A police blogger unmasked by The Times of London is suing the paper after it admitted hacking his email, a lawyer said Friday. It's the latest fallout for Rupert Murdoch's British media empire as the scandal over its reporters' misdeeds grows.
Irish Examiner: Blogger to sue Times: A detective unmasked as the writer of an anonymous blog after a Times journalist hacked into his email is suing the paper for damages, his solicitor has said.
MSN: Murdoch's Times faces email hacking damages claim: LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Times of London is facing a claim for exemplary damages after admitting hacking into the email of an anonymous police blogger to expose his identity, lawyer Mark Lewis told Reuters on Friday.
CNBC: News Corp.’s Times Paper Sued in Hacking Case: he London-based daily paper The Times, part of News Corp.’s U.K.-based News International, has been sued by detective Richard Horton, whom the paper had exposed as the author of an anonymous police blog by hacking into his email, Horton’s lawyer told CNBC.com on Friday.Bloomberg: News Corp.’s Times Sued Over Hacking of U.K. Cop’s E-Mail: News Corp.’s Times newspaper in London, which escaped the phone-hacking and bribery scandals at Rupert Murdoch’s other U.K. titles, was sued by a former police blogger for hacking into his e-mail account in 2009.
12 AprilChicago Tribune: News Corp. faces U.S. phone hacking suits: Brit lawyer to initiate legal action in States: LONDON:The phone hacking scandal that last week led to the resignation of BSkyB chairman James Murdoch is finally crossing the Atlantic.
CNN: UK lawyer set to file phone hacking claims in U.S:London (CNN) -- British lawyer Mark Lewis said Thursday he is preparing to take legal action on behalf of three clients who believe their phones were hacked while they were in the United States.
New York Times: Media Decoder: The Breakfast Meeting: Scrutiny for E-Book Pricing, and Phone-Hacking Lawsuits in U.S.
latimes.com: Coming soon to a court near you. According to the Daily Beast, attorney Mark Lewis -- who has represented some of the victims of phone hacking by News Corp.'s British tabloids -- is promising to bring suits on behalf of people who say their phones were hacked in America.
The Lawyer: Phone-hacking lawyer prepares to launch claims in US: Taylor Hampton partner Mark Lewis is set to bring a number of phone-hacking claims against News Corporation in the US courts.The Epoch Times: News Corp. Facing US Lawsuits in Phone Hacking: News Corporation will face lawsuits in the United States over the phone-hacking scandal after a British lawyer announced that he will take legal action on behalf of three alleged victims in America, media reports said.
The Guardian:News International braced as lawyer brings phone-hacking scandal to US. Lawyer's visit brings UK scandal to Rupert Murdoch's front door and raises prospect of lawsuits involving US legal system
28 MarchPBS Frontline: Mark Lewis: The Lawyer Who “Walked Into a John Grisham Novel”
PBS: Film on News Corporation airs 27 March in the US and Wednesday 28 at 9 pm on PBS UK Sky 166 and Virgin 243. www.pbs.org
27 MarchMurdoch's Scandal By Brian Lowry (Documentary -- PBS, Tues. March 27, 10 p.m.)
14 MarchThe Guardian: Private investigators posed as journalists for NoW, says lawyer
Tom Crone, the former head of legal for the Sun and News of the World, told the Leveson inquiry in December that he agreed the newsdesk of the now-closed Sunday tabloid should "have a look" at Harris and Mark Lewis, another lawyer for alleged ...
Variety: Will US join hacking probe?
But Mark Lewis, a lawyer for UK hacking victims, told Variety he is planning a trip to the US in several weeks, prompting buzz that there could be developments around then.
Mark Lewis, the London-based lawyer who represents a group of British clients at the center of the saga, has retained Siegel and another well-known local attorney, Stephen Hyman, to find out. But reports in the British press that immediate legal action ...
Journalism: Phone-hacking claimants' solicitor considers US action: Mark Lewis tells Radio 4: 'I'm certainly not prepared to deny that I'm off to America to meet with American lawyers in respect of a case'
CNN: Rupert Murdoch faces US heat on phone hacking
By Peter Wilkinson, CNN Lawyer Mark Lewis, right, is representing the parents of murdered British girl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked. London (CNN) -- The British lawyer for alleged victims of phone-hacking by newspapers said Monday he ...
Press Gazette: Leveson: NoW spied on lawyers to gain 'leverage'
Former NoW lawyer Tom Crone instructed the paper's news editor to carry out ... This was to discover the nature of the relationship between Mark Lewis and ...
Telegraph.co.uk: Hacking victim Nightjack to sue The Times
By Matthew Holehouse Richard Horton, who blogged under the name NightJack, has instructed Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing phone hacking victims, ...
8 FebruaryBloomberg: News Corp. Settles 15 Phone-Hacking Lawsuits Before Trial
New Lawsuits More than 50 victims are preparing new lawsuits, lawyer Mark Lewis said in an interview today. The Metropolitan Police Service has said more ...
7 FebruaryThe Guardian: Leveson inquiry: James Harding, Dominic Mohan, Baroness Buscombe
She says the she regrets being sued for libel by the solicitor Mark Lewis over a speech she made while chairman of the PCC. 11.57am: The Metropolitan police ...
3 FebruaryLegaweek.com: Into the spotlight Mark Lewis on how he became part of the phone ...(subscription)
News of the WorldNoW victims lawyer Mark Lewis is surprisingly humble for a man who has played a pivotal role in the closure of one of the UK's largest ...
BBC News: Phone-hacking scandal: Mulcaire loses evidence appeal
Solicitor Mark Lewis said his client hoped she would soon find out who at News of the World had instructed Mulcaire. "She is naturally disappointed to see ...
Evening Standard Mulcaire is told to reveal who commissioned phone hacking
Mark Lewis, Ms Phillips's solicitor, said his client "hopes that she will soon get the answers that she wants as to who from the News of the World ...
26 JanuaryThe Lawyer: CoA ruling on Mulcaire privilege case imminent
Schillings partner John Kelly has been instructed by Coogan in all his claims relating to the News of the World, with Taylor Hampton solicitor advocate Mark Lewis instructed by Phillips. The lawyers jointly instructed Hogarth Chambers' Jeremy Reed to ...
BBC News: Lawyer's fears of News of the World police 'favouritism'
... girl's phone is at the heart of the hacking investigation. The Dowler family's lawyer, Mark Lewis, said the letter from Surrey Police raised many questions about its relationship with the News of the World. The Dowler family's lawyer , Mark Lewis
The Guardian: Leveson inquiry: BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is giving evidence
1.31pm: Mark Lewis, solicitor for the Dowler family, has released a statement. He says: The release of the Surrey police statement is a further reminder of the relationship between that force and the News of the World.
The Australian News pays 37 hacking victims
Mark Lewis, a solicitor representing many of the victims, said that the settlements related to "just 1 per cent" of victims. "Potentially there are thousands of other cases and other newspapers. People are calling me all the the time in relation to ...
Daily Mail: Phone hacking bill nears £10m: New payouts to News of the World targets are ...
The payouts announced yesterday are likely to encourage more claims and Mark Lewis, the Dowler family solicitor, said: 'While congratulations are due to those solicitors and clients who have settled their cases, it is important that we don't get ...
The lawyer for the Milly Dowler's family says Rupert Murdoch has issued a full and sincere apology to the murdered schoolgirl's family for the actions of journalists at his newspaper. Mark Lewis told reporters that the media baron called the private ...
The Guardian: Phone hacking: News International settles with victims - live
Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the Dowler family, and many other phone hacking victims said today was just the "tip of the iceberg". ...
BusinessWeek: News Corp. Unit Settles 36 Phone-Hacking Suits, Admits Failures
Bryant settled his case against the company for 30000 pounds, a lawyer said at a court ... “There are many more cases in the pipeline,” said Mark Lewis, ...
Huffington Post UK: Phone Hacking: News International Settles With 19 Claimants ...
Mark Lewis, the lawyer who acted for many of the victims of phone hacking, welcomed the settlements but said it was "too early to celebrate". ...
The Associated Press: Murdoch company to pay hacking damages in 36 cases
Mark Lewis, a lawyer for many of the phone hacking victims, said in an email that the fight against Murdoch's empire was not over. ...
19 victims of phone hacking by Britain's now defunct News of the World tabloid have reached settlements with its publisher.
4 January 2012San Francisco Chronicle: London Police Should Be Wary of Drinking, 'Flirting' Media>>
"In an age of 24/7 news, it was not the 'flirting' that mattered but the seduction that followed," said Mark Lewis, the lawyer for the Dowler family. ...
19 December 2011
The Guardian: The hacking inquisitors: 'People thought I was a paranoid conspiracy theorist' >>
In the feature film that will inevitably be made about the incredible events this summer, there are certain to be key roles for three backbench MPs – Tom Watson, Chris Bryant and Louise Mensch – and a lawyer with multiple sclerosis named Mark Lewis. ...
17 December 2011
BBC World Service: Rupertgate Weekend - Mark Lewis: Lawyer For Phone Hacking >>
interview with Mark Lewis, lawyer for the Phone-Hacking victims in the News Of The World/Newcorp/News International phone hacking ...
BBC News Mark Lewis – Lawyer for phone hacking victims
And one of those at the centre of the maelstrom is Mark Lewis - the lawyer for many of those who say they're victims of phone hacking - including the family of a murdered school girl. Mark Lewis says that he too has felt the wrath of the newspapers. ...
The Guardian: Phone hacking: lawyer knew 'rogue reporter' defence was untrue in 2008>>
He said that in June 2008, when he was negotiating a settlement with Taylor's lawyer Mark Lewis": "The evidence we had at that stage was suggesting the rogue reporter line wasn't sustainable. We didn't have at that stage evidence of it being 'rife'. ...
Journalism.co.uk: NGN legal advisor denies knowledge of lawyer surveillance 'detail'>>
In November News International released a statement to say it believed "Mark Lewis and Charlotte Harris were subject to surveillance". "While surveillance is not illegal, it was clearly deeply inappropriate in these circumstances. ...
The Independent: Hundreds of computers linked to press hackers>>
Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing prominent hacking victims including the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, said: "This will have to be pursued in a way that will put the magnitude of the civil operation and possible criminal charges over ...
14 December 2011
Newmarket Journal: LETTER: Martin's an inspiration>>
I READ recently that the lawyer representing the victims of the telephone hacking scandal has multiple sclerosis (MS). I have been watching Mark Lewis on television over recent weeks and, as chairman of the Newmarket Branch of the MS Society I am so ...
Telegraph.co.uk: FBI's investigation into alleged Fifa corruption heads for the Caribbean>>
In one letter, NI's lawyers said that Taylor's lawyer, Mark Lewis, had told them he wanted to be “vindicated or made rich”. The terms of his agreement with NI prevent him from commenting. There was surprise in betting and other circles last week at the ...
12 December 2011
bbc.co.uk Milly: Dowler voicemails 'may have automatically deleted' » David Sherborne, representing Milly Dowler's family, said there was still no doubt that reporters from the News of the World had hacked into her phone
YouTube: Phone Hacking: Nick Davies, Mark Lewis And Ex-News Of The World Journalist Tom ...>>
Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist who broke the original story, Mark Lewis, who is the Dowler's lawyer, and Tom Latchem, former NOTW TV Editor, joined Sky's Sarah Hewson to discuss the latest development.
The Wall Street Journal: LONDON—The circumstances surrounding the deletion of a missing girl's voice mails in the spring of 2002—a key part of the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed News Corp. this year—are now in question as new evidence emerges in a U.K. police investigation.
8 December 2011
Press Gazette Lawyer Mark Lewis backs #proudtobeajournalist>>
By Dominic Ponsford Phone-hacking lawyer Mark Lewis has expressed his support for Press Gazette's #proudtobeajournalist Twitter campaign. On Tuesday Press Gazette invited Twitter followers to say what makes them “proud to be a journalist” in a bid to ...
The Independent: Top News of the World lawyer 'should be disbarred'>>
Mark Lewis, one of the lawyers at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal, has called on the Bar Council to end the career of News International's former legal manager Tom Crone by "disbarring" him. A formal complaint from Mr Lewis has been lodged with ...
6 December 2011
Above the Law: Letter from London: 'Privacy Is For Paedos'>>
There is a white tiger at the Leveson enquiry, a rock star lawyer whose heroic story is straight out of a John Grisham novel. In 2008, Mark Lewis, the lawyer for the phone-hacking victims, including the family of Milly Dowler (a murdered teenager who ...
1 December 2011
Telegraph.co.uk: Leveson Inquiry: News International tried to persuade Gordon Taylor to sue ...» News International lawyers attempted to persuade Gordon Taylor to sue solicitor Mark Lewis who represented him in the phone hacking case, the Leveson inquiry was told yesterday. By Martin Evans Documents were shown to the inquiry detailing how News ...
The Press Association: Lawyer: NI tried to destroy my life »News International tried to destroy the life of the lawyer acting for phone-hacking victims, he told the press standards inquiry. Mark Lewis, whose clients include the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, told the Leveson Inquiry that the ...
Hollywood Reporter: Rupert Murdoch's News International 'Sought to Destroy My Life' Claims Hacking ...» At a Leveson Inquiry hearing, Mark Lewis recounted his horror at seeing the publisher's surveillance tapes of his 14-year-old daughter. LONDON – Mark Lewis, the lawyer who represented a number of phone-hacking victims in legal cases against News .
News International tried to destroy me, says lawyer
lawyer for phone-hacking victims accused News International of trying to
“destroy” his life. Mark Lewis, whose clients include the family of the
murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, described being shown a “truly horrific”
surveillance video of his ...
30 November 2011
Leveson Inquiry: 'News International tried to destroy my life...>>
The solicitor told the inquiry that his three other daughters asked him ... Lawyer Mark Lewis was recalled to the Leveson Inquiry at the Royal Courts of ...
NI tried to destroy my life>>
A lawyer for phone-hacking victims has accused Rupert Murdoch's News International of trying to "destroy" his life. Mark Lewis, whose clients include the ...
Guardian: Leveson inquiry: Alastair Campbell and Alec Owens give evidence
3.51pm: We're back, and it appears that Alec Owens has completed his evidence and Mark Lewis, solicitor for many of the victims, is up next. ...
25 November 2011
The Inquisitr: Milly Dowler Lawyer Claims Phone Hacking "Too Easy">>
Mark Lewis, the lawyer who represents the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and various other phone hacking victims, has claimed that the illegal practice was “much more widespread” than just the News of the World. Speaking at Lord Justice ...
24 November 2011www.huffingtonpost.com: Mark Lewis Phone Hacking Was Rife Across UK Papers>>
abcnews RTABC News24 Now on ABCTheWorld lawyer for phonehacking victims Mark Lewis is giving evidence before the Leveson Inquiry into press ...
23 November 2011
Leveson Inquiry: Morning session. Mark Lewis Taylor Hampton Solicitors,
bbc.co.uk: Mark Lewis describes 'Eureka moment' to Leveson Inquiry>> A solicitor who represents victims of phone hacking has spoken of a "Eureka moment", at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.
bbc.co.uk: Leveson Inquiry: Mark Lewis says hacking wider than NoW Phone hacking was more widespread than just the News of the World, lawyer Mark Lewis has told a media ethics inquiry.
bbc.co.uk: The Leveson Inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice will resume at 10am with evidence from: Mark Lewis, a lawyer who has represented many alleged victims of phone hacking Sheryl Gascoigne, footballer Paul Gascoigne's ex-wife, Tom Rowland, a freelance journalist, Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann, a girl who went missing aged three on holiday in Portugal in 2007
www.levesoninquiry.org.uk: Leveson Inquiry:Culture, practice and ethics of the press.
22 November 2011
www.levesoninquiry.org.uk: Leveson Inquiry:Culture, practice and ethics of the press.The Guardian Media Blog: Leveson inquiry: Steve Coogan gives evidence on phone hacking - live >> Live coverage as the comedian joins Elle Macpherson's adviser, Mary-Ellen Field, and footballer Garry Flitcroft in giving evidence
21 November 2011The Guardian: Leveson inquiry: Hugh Grant and Dowlers give evidence - live>>
10.16am: Sally Dowler says she found solicitor Mark Lewis on the internet. It was a real difficult thing to do, because it was during the trial they had ...
13 November 2011Mark Lewis James Murdoch and the Hacking Scandal Cock Up or ...>>
Mark Lewis. Lawyer. GET UPDATES FROM Mark Lewis ... JMSo we have the Queen's solicitors and her barrister What did you say we were paying the claimant ...
9 November 2011The Lawyer: Don't tell him, Pike >>
According to BBC's Newsnight, Pike instructed a private investigator to put Taylor Hampton solicitor Mark Lewis, acting for the family of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, under surveillance along with Mishcon de Reya media lawyer Charlotte Harris, ...
8 November 2011
News: Lawyer to
sue over paper's spying
Mark Lewis told BBC Radio 5 live he would take legal action after it emerged the News of the World hired private investigators to follow him. >>
His former wife, daughter and other solicitors were also followed. News International has said the action was ...
BBC Newsnight. Interview with Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton Solicitors >>
NoW placed hacking lawyers under surveillance The BBC has learned that a former police officer was hired by the News of the World to carry out surveillance on two lawyers, representing victims of phone hacking.
7 November 2011
Guardian: News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims ...>>
Mark Lewis, who has represented victims of phone hacking including the ... that Harris was having an affair with a Manchester solicitor and other false ...
3 November 2011
Press Gazette: The 'six possible sources' for Guardian's hacking scoop>>
By Andrew Pugh Phone-hacking lawyer Mark Lewis has added Glenn Mulcaire's solicitors to the list of potential sources for The Guardian's bombshell story on ...
1 November 2011Sky News: Hacking: This Looks Bad>>
Mark Lewis, the solicitor for PFA boss Gordon Taylor, Milly Dowler's family and others affected by hacking, told me the dossier handed to the Culture, ...
Telegraph.co.ukNews of the World bosses 'were warned phone hacking was widespread ...>>
Mr Pike told Mr Taylor's solicitor, Mark Lewis, that "there might be a little bit more on the table if a confidentiality deal could be agreed". ...
25 October 2011The Guardian: Phone hacking: book publishing executives targeted>>
On being told of the publishing development, Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton, solicitors for the Dowler family, said: "It comes as no surprise that the police ...
21 October 2011
Phone hacking: lawyer knew MPs misled>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis, who represented Mr Taylor, told MPs he knew there was "something wrong" when Mr Crone visited him in Manchester to discuss the case. He said that in the 17 years he had been in practice at the point, the newspaper's legal adviser ...
Pike News Of The World Solicitor Says He Knew That
And Pike disclosed that James Murdoch had instructed Tom Crone to give Taylor a payout of up to £500000 but denied that he had told solicitor Mark Lewis who ...
19 October 2011BBC News: MPs to quiz lawyers over hacking>>
A solicitor representing many of the alleged victims of phone hacking is to be questioned by MPs. Mark Lewis, whose clients include the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, will appear before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. ...
14 October 2011Daily Mail: 'Police knew about Milly Dowler phone hacking in 2002 but took no action' >>
11 October 2011
Spy UK: Les Hinton to give more phone hacking evidence>>
Also due to appear before the committee is Julian Pike, of News International's solicitors Farrer & Co, on October 19, and Mark Lewis, the solicitor ...
Phone hacking: Les Hinton to give committee evidence via video-link >>
... a partner at law firm Farrer & Co and Mark Lewis, a partner at Taylor Hampton Solicitors. Lewis represented football boss Gordon Taylor in his phone ...
6 October 2011
BBC News: Hacking
'not due to sales pressure'>>
In a discussion on Conditional Fee Agreements - no win, no fee cases - Mark Lewis, solicitor for the family of murder victim Milly Dowler, whose phone was ...
Independent: Hacking 'not result of pressure', says former News of the
In a discussion on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) - no win, no fee cases - Mark Lewis, solicitor for the family of Milly Dowler, said they were an ...
Josie Russell's father among 13 new claimants over alleged phone ...>>
Mark Lewis, a solicitor representing several of the claimants, told The Daily Telegraph that even estimates of £100m for News International's total ...
BBC News: Live: Labour Party conference>>
Mark Lewis, the Dowler family's solicitor, is joined by Daily Telegraph journalist Mary Riddell, Tom Watson and Ivan Lewis - Labour's shadow culture ...
24 September 2011
AustralianFormer News of the World exec paid for tips while at Scotland
In a separate development yesterday, Mark Lewis, the lawyer for the family of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, said that legal action against News ...
23 September 2011
bbc.co.uk: Phone hacking: Britons to launch US legal action>> British victims of alleged phone hacking by the News of the World are to launch legal action in the US against parent company News Corporation.
Phone hacking: Dowler lawyer pursues US legal action
against News Corp >>
Mark Lewis instructs lawyer of 20 9/11 families over allegations News of the World staff may have bribed police. By Lisa O'Carroll The solicitor who ...
Guardian: Phone hacking: Dowler lawyer to pursue US legal action against ...
Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton has instructed Norman Siegel, a New York-based lawyer who represents 20 9/11 families to seek witness statements from News Corp ...
22 September 2011
Guardian: Milly Dowler's family urges Cameron to rethink legal reforms
Mark Lewis, the solicitor who represented the Dowler family, said: "This is all about access to justice. Individuals, be they poor or rich, do not have the ...
20 September 2011bbc.co.uk: Newspaper review: Dowlers may get £3m hacking payout>>
A reported £3m compensation package for the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler is the main story for many papers.
Guardian: Phone hacking: Met failed to consult before invoking Official
Secrets Act >>
Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the family of murder victim Milly Dowler, told delegates that the "official secrets" that the Dowler family were concerned about were not the leaks to the Guardian in 2011, but the secrets kept by the Met police ...
Times: News International close to Dowler deal>>
Mark Lewis, solicitor for the Dowlers, could not be reached for comment. News International and its owner News Corp have in the past reached for the corporate cheque book to head off damaging court actions. News International paid £1m to settle a libel ...
19 September 2011
Liberal Democrat conference live >>
Mark Lewis says the Dowler family are not concerned about the leaks to the Guardian, but about the way the police sat on information and did not do anything about it.
Phone hacking: Milly Dowler's family accept £3m damages from News International
Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the Dowler family, declined to comment on the negotiations with News International, saying only that the final figure would be “substantial”. 'News International confirms it is in advanced negotiations with the ...
13 September 2011
Street Journal: British Lawmakers Recall James Murdoch >>
The committee also said Tuesday it is calling law firm Farrer & Co., which has represented a subsidiary of News International in various phone-hacking related civil litigation claims, as well as Mark Lewis, a lawyer representing several of those claimants.
MPs recall News International's James Murdoch >>
James Murdoch is to face more questions from MPs investigating the News of the World (NoW) phone-hacking scandal.
Mail Online: George Osborne 'owed' Andy Coulson after NotW editor 'downplayed'
sex and drugs scandal coverage, claims lawyer acting for escort girl
Mark Lewis claims former NotW editor was helped into No10 role by his paper's 'soft' coverage of story
Murdoch to reappear before MPs in phone-hack case >>
... mogul Rupert Murdoch, will be asked in to Parliament again only after the MPs Tom Watson, Louise Mensch and their committee colleagues have heard evidence from Les Hinton, an unnamed representative from Farrer & Co solicitors and lawyer Mark Lewis. ...
News: Murdoch Faces Fresh Hacking Grilling By MPs >>
He said the committee first wanted to hear from other witnesses, including former senior News Corporation executive Les Hinton and lawyer Mark Lewis, ...
Wales Guardian:Murdoch recalled by phone hack MPs >>
... to take evidence first from other witnesses, including former senior News Corp executive Les Hinton and Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing victims. ...
Post: Ten things you need to know today
GEORGE OSBORNE 'ALMOST INDEBTED TO COULSON' >>
Mark Lewis, a solicitor representing victims of phone hacking at the News of the World, yesterday claimed ...
Mail: George Osborne took cocaine with me: Former escort girl repeats ...>>
She is now a client of Mark Lewis, a solicitor who represents many of the celebrities said to have had their voicemail messages intercepted by the News of ...
12 September 2011
Phone Hacking: George Osborne 'owed' Andy Coulson, says lawyer >>
By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter A solicitor representing victims of phone ... Mark Lewis said the newspaper had put “a gloss” on its reporting of Natalie ...
7 September 2011
Province: James Murdoch knows more than he admitted, execs say >>
The 38-year-old Murdoch said in a statement that he stood by his evidence, but Mark Lewis, a solicitor representing several alleged hacking victims, ...
6 September 2011
Francisco Chronicle: Ex-News Corp. Lawyer Saw Dossier
on Hacking Victims' Lawyers >>
Mark Lewis, a lawyer for the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and dozens of other phone-hacking victims, said yesterday that he had seen the ...
Phone-Hacking Lawyer Lewis Says Hearing Could End
James Murdoch's ...>>
Mark Lewis, the lawyer representing dozens of News of the World phone-hacking victims, comments on tomorrow's testimony by former News ...
5 September 2011
Gazette: Phone-hacking: Dowler lawyer in NoW dossier
By PA Media Lawyer The solicitor for the Dowler family has passed information to ... Mark Lewis, one of several lawyers representing clients pursuing claims ...
4 September 2011Scotsman: Milly Dowler lawyer tells police about 'secret dossier' >>
The solicitor for the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has passed to ... Mark Lewis, one of several lawyers representing clients pursuing claims ...
3 September 2011
Police handed evidence that investigators watched hacking victims ...>>
Mark Lewis, the solicitor for the family of Milly Dowler, who was murdered after her abduction in 2002, was one of those whose private life was scrutinised.
Independent: Phone hacking: victims' lawyers were targeted >>
One of the lawyers, Mark Lewis, whose clients include the family of the ... The solicitor said: "They were looking for any dirt they could find in my ...
29 August 2011www.abc.net.au: For more than five years Rupert Murdoch and his most trusted executives told the world that a rogue reporter and a rogue private detective were responsible for hacking phones for the News of the World >> Reporter Sarah Ferguson investigates that claim and reveals the links between Murdoch's newspapers and the British criminal world going back two decades.
15 August 2011
Times: Watchdog to probe Dowler leak claim >>
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said: “A deputy senior investigator has been at Surrey police to get more information and will be writing to the Dowlers' solicitor at the family's request.” Mark Lewis, the family's lawyer, ...
13 August 2011
Telegraph: Police officer leaked details of Milly murder to paper: claim
At the time of the revelation, the Dowlers' solicitor, Mark Lewis, said the murdered girl's family were “distraught that such matters were taking place when the police were supposed to be looking for their daughter”. Of the IPCC's announcement ...
Independent: Watchdog to probe claim that police leaked Dowler details
The IPCC said: "A deputy senior investigator has been at Surrey Police this morning to get more information and will be writing to the Dowlers' solicitor at the family's request." Mark Lewis, the family's lawyer, said they welcomed the investigation, ...
12 August 2011
BBC News: IPCC
looks into Dowler leak claim >>
Mark Lewis, the Dowler's solicitor, said the family welcomed the investigation but added that it was long overdue.
regulation comes under conference spotlight >>
These include solicitor Mark Lewis, who is representing a number of people currently involved in litigation relating to alleged phone-hacking by the now ...
BBC News: Dowler lawyer:
'Why has the investigation taken so long?'>>
The Dowler family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said the family deserve to know why it has taken nine years to be investigated. The 13-year-old was murdered by ...
Guardian: News of the World: police watchdog investigates Milly Dowler
The Dowler family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said he had not been told how long the IPCC investigation will take. "They need to look at their own information ...
Independent: IPCC probes Milly Dowler leak claims >>
At the time of the revelation, the Dowler family's solicitor Mark Lewis said the family were "distraught that such matters were taking place when the police ...
IPCC investigates police over alleged Milly Dowler leak >>
Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis told Journalism.co.uk that the family "welcome the investigation". Milly Dowler's parents are suing the now-closed News ...
POLICE WATCHDOG PROBES MILLY CLAIMS >>
Mark Lewis, the Dowler family's lawyer, said: "The Dowler family welcome the full investigation into what happened at the time of the initial inquiry into ...
6 August 2011
Francisco Chronicle: British reporters, police admit hacking, payoffs
"Sources" at three British police forces also told the lawyer, Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, that they knew of officers providing journalists ...
5 August 2011
'More people will be questioned over phone hacking' >>
Solicitor Mark Lewis says it is natural the police wanted to talk to Stuart Kuttner - the managing editor 'in control of the purse-strings' at News ...
5 August 2011Wall Street Journal: Suits Against News Corp. Rise as Probe Goes On >>
As Police Notify More People About Potential Phone Hacking, Litigants Are Lining Up .
5 August 2011
doc Wilmshurst wins libel battle by default >>
Solicitor Mark Lewis, who represented Wilmshurst on a no win, no fee deal said: “At the start of the case, NMT was solvent, it ended because it ran out of ...
4 August 2011
Law Society Gazzette: Lawyer in the News, James Heath of Taylor Hampton
Associate acted for author in libel claim over book review....
4 August 2011BBC News Journalists 'must admit hacking' >>
The solicitor acting for murdered Milly Dowler's family has urged journalists ... Mark Lewis said he had been contacted by several reporters who claimed the ...
4 August 2011Ethical Martini: Kafka Eat Yer Heart Out ~ Phone Hacking by Dr Mark Hayes >>
In the equivalent of forests of news print and years of electronic coverage and comment on the continuing and escalating phone hacking scandal, one angle has caught my attention, and kept it.
1 August 2011Thisislondon.co.uk: Scotland Yard was today facing new claims of corruption over computer hacking by the News of the World. >>
Metropolitan Police detectives seized documents four years ago that allegedly showed the Sunday tabloid illegally hacked the emails of a former British intelligence officer but the force did not take any action until two months ago.
27 July 2011
News of the World phone hacking scandal: as it happened July 21 >>
He has been in touch with police via solicitor and is to return to the UK. Greg Miskiw refused to say if he authorised hacking at NotW, hacking of Milly Dowler's phone, or if Coulson/Brooks knew hacking took place. 17.10 The inquest into the death of ...
25 July 2011
Guardian (blog): Law Society worried phone hacking included lawyers'
Mark Lewis, the solicitor who represented Gordon Taylor in the first settlement with the News of the World for phone hacking, may also have had his voicemails illegally accessed. One barrister involved in media cases admitted he had been worried enough ...
urged into Surrey Police over Dowler leak >>
Last night the Dowler family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said the role of Surrey officers in the Dowler investigation needed to be revisited in the light of revelations that her phone was .
Irish Times: Rule change needed to prevent media dominance - Cable >>
It said that there was no evidence that the officer had passed on information to the News of the World, but the Dowler solicitor Mark Lewis said the family wanted the issue to be investigated by the...
24 July 2011BBC News: Milly officer removed over 'leak' >>
In a statement following the meeting, the Dowler's solicitor Mark Lewis said Mr Murdoch "was humbled, shaken and sincere". "This was something that had hit him on a personal level. He apologised many times and held his head in his hands."
22 July 2011
Assange lawyer''s phone also hacked >>
Other reports say that three solicitors, including Mark Lewis, who is representing 70 alleged hacking victims including the family of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, may also have had their voicemails illegally accessed.The Law Society has expressed ...
4 News: Solicitors'
phones 'hacked by News of the World' >>
The BBC's Newsnight programme has revealed that three solicitors, including Mark Lewis, who is representing 70 alleged hacking victims including the family of Milly Dowler, may also have had their voicemails illegally accessed. ...
21 July 2011
Guardian: Phone hacking: Met police to investigate mobile tracking claims
Mark Lewis, a solicitor who represents phone-hacking victims, said: "I have sources that I can't reveal who tell me they could do it [obtain the data]." He said he had clients who suspected they had been tracked: "One or two were very suspicious about ...
19 July 2011
Guardian: 'No-win, no-fee' brought down News of the World, says hacking
victims' lawyer >>
Mark Lewis, who is representing the Dowlers, behind, says many allleged victims of phone hacking have relied on 'no win, no fee' deals to hold News International to account. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Mark Lewis says government proposals ...
Statesman (blog): Home affairs committee: live blog >>
6pm: Keir Starmer, the current director of public prosecutions, gives evidence to the home affairs committee. 6.20pm: Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the Dowler family, gives evidence to the home affairs committee.
News Live coverage of phone hacking :
Rupert and James Murdoch face questions from the Commons culture committee on News International's role in the phone-hacking scandal, starting at 1430 BST
(blog): Phone hacking: How to follow the committee meetings later
Update: The home affairs committee says it will also meet at 5.30pm to hear from Lord Ken MacDonald, former director of public prosecutions (DPP), Keir Starmer QC, the current DPP and Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the Dowler family.
103 Manchester: Hacking: Brooks' Lawyer Says She
Is Innocent >>
"She attended and it was quite a surprise to her on her arrival to be arrested." Some people have questioned the timing of the arrest as she may be able to decline to answer MPs' questions, citing the ongoing police inquiry. Mark Lewis, the lawyer for ...
Online: Australian link to phone hacking scandal >>
MARK LEWIS, LAWYER: On a human level you would think that one ought not to take the money at the cost of letting down or betraying someone. If this is proven, you would've thought that Elle Macpherson would be saying, "Mary Ellen, I'm sorry, ...
News: Hacking: Media Moguls Face Grilling>>
Mark Lewis, the lawyer who represents a number of alleged phone-hacking victims, including the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, is also to give evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. He said he has questions for the Murdochs and Rebekah ...
18 July 2011
Phone hacking: the reaction to Sir Paul Stephenon's resignation >>
Mark Lewis, solicitor for the family of Milly Dowler, whose phone was hacked, told Sky News it was a ''significant day''. He said: ''These are very important times, the public are standing up to the three Ps - press, politics and the police. ...
Rupert Murdoch 'firewall burns through' as Brooks arrested >>
However, Mark Lewis, the solicitor who represents the Dowler family, said the time of the arrest "stank" because it put into doubt Brooks' appearance before the culture and media select committee tomorrow, where even if she does appear she may not now ...
Online: Top cop resigns, Murdoch confidant arrested >>
Mark Lewis is the lawyer for the family of a murdered school girl whose phone was hacked during Ms Brooks's stint as editor of the News of the World. He is surprised the arrest didn't come sooner. MARK LEWIS: Rebekah Brooks was like the fire wall ...
Rebekah Brooks's Arrest May Limit Answers at Hearing as Police Chief Quits
“She should have been arrested,” Mark Lewis, a lawyer for hacking victims including the parents of Dowler, said by phone. “In the circumstances of her arrest, I'm not confident that she will offer any meaningful answers” at tomorrow's hearing. ...
Mail: Police confirm 43-year-old woman arrested in connection to phone
hacking scandal >>
James Chapman, political editor at the Daily Mail, commented on Twitter: 'Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis goes for Met on timing of Brooks arrest ahead of committee hearing: "I'm sorry, it looks deliberate."' UK Editor Keir Simmons at ITV News tweeted: ...
Sky News: Dowler Lawyer Mark Lewis 'The Timing of Rebekah Brooks Arrest Stinks'
17 July 2011
Independent: Scotland Yard Commissioner resigns >>
Mark Lewis, solicitor for the family of Milly Dowler, told Sky News today was a "significant day". "These are very important times, the public are standing up to the three Ps - press, politics and the police." When asked if the recent developments ...
Post: Rebekah Brooks Arrested, Milly Dowler's Family Solicitor Mark
The Dowler family solicitor Mark Lewis told Sky News: “The timing, the timing stinks”. He added: “I think it's an incredible bit of timing I think it gives this impression that those questions can't be answered... "It looks deliberate I'm sorry about ...
Online: Lawyers for Royal family in hacking cover-up?>>
Another policeman, detective sergeant Mark Maberley, told victims' lawyer Mark Lewis back in 2008 that there were “6000 victims of phone hacking by the News of the World”. Mr Lewis reported that conversation to the House of Commons Select Committee on ...
Mail: Dowlers' fury at '£3.5 million payoff' for Rebekah Brooks >>
Mark Lewis, the family solicitor, said: 'From the Dowlers' perspective it is astonishing that such large payments could be made to people who were not victims of crime hacking but associated with the perpetrators.' According to unconfirmed reports, ...
16 July 2011
Daily Telegraph: News of the World scandal: It shouldn't have happened,
Murdoch admits >>
Mr Murdoch met with the Dowlers - mum Sally, dad Bob, sister Gemma - and their solicitor, Mark Lewis. "It was a private meeting called for by Rupert Murdoch. He was humbled to give a full and sincere apology to the Dowler family," Mr Lewis said outside ...
Guardian:Rupert Murdoch's public acts of contrition >>
He said: 'Sorry, this should never have happened,'" said Mark Lewis, the Dowler family's lawyer. Murdoch told the Sun: "It was a totally private meeting. As founder of the company I was appalled to find out what had happened and I apologised. ...
News: VIDEO: Murdoch 'upset' in Dowler meeting>>
... phone was hacked by the News of the World newspaper in 2002. The family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said Mr Murdoch looked "very shook-up and upset" during the meeting. He also called on his son, James Murdoch, to "take some responsibility" in the affair.
NEWS: Dowler family react to Murdoch apology>>
The Dowlers' solicitor Mark Lewis says Rupert Murdoch 'held his head in his hands' as he apologised for the hacking of Milly's phone....
News: Rupert Murdoch 'sorry' in newspaper adverts>>
National newspapers are running a full-page advert with a signed apology from Rupert Murdoch over "serious wrongdoing" by the News of the World.
Online: Murdoch apologises over News of the World scandal>>
MARK LEWIS: The Dowler family told him his papers should lead the way to set the standard of honesty and decency in the field. RACHAEL BROWN: Mr Lewis says he's never seen anyone hold their head in their hands so many times. MARK LEWIS: He said the ...
15 July 2011
Francisco Chronicle: Murdoch 'Held Head in Hands' as He Met Murdered
Girl's Parents >>
"He was humbled," lawyer Mark Lewis told reporters after the meeting in London today. "I don't think anybody could have held their head in their hands so many times to say that they were sorry." The July 4 revelation that reporters working for the News ...
News: Phone hacking: News International chief Brooks quits>>
Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, has resigned, the company has confirmed.
ITN: Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis says former News
International CEO Rebekah Brooks will be a symbol of the press causing
people to suffer.
Online: Murdochs agree to parliamentary inquiry>>
RACHAEL BROWN: Mark Lewis is acting for the family of the murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler. He says the phone-hacking avalanche she started will forever change British media and politics. MARK LEWIS: Millie has now almost resurfaced to be able to have ...
14 July 2011
Miliband 'moved' after meeting Dowler family
BBC News >>
The family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said they were calling on politicians to "stand up to the press". The Labour leader said it was the responsibility of all political leaders to seek justice for victims of phone hacking.
New York Times: Victim's family appears amid rage at tabloids>>
On the day when Rupert Murdoch retreated from the biggest media takeover bid in Britain’s history, the wider significance that many here ...
Week In Radio: Real-life troughs and a fictional Peake >>
A solicitor, Mark Lewis, summed up the real challenge for commentators when he said, "I don't want to use the word [sic] 'watershed moment', but it's a watershed moment." No such clichés in The History Of Titus Groan, which contained as many fabulous ...
THE DAY THE SKY FELL IN ON MURDOCH'S BIG TV DREAM >>
The family's solicitor Mark Lewis said: “This shows the power of the public to stand up to something, however big an organisation is, however big, however far-reaching, however worldwide, to stand up and say something isn't right. ...
13 July 2011
Mark Lewis, the family's solicitor, read a statement on behalf of the Dowlers after they met the Prime Minister at Downing Street.
News: Milly Dowler family meets Cameron in phone hacking row>>
Milly Dowler's family met the prime minister in Downing Street after claims the murdered 13-year-old's phone was hacked by the News of the World.
The Dowlers' lawyer Mark Lewis said it had been an "earth-shattering week for everyone concerned". He added: "The Dowler family are very grateful to the Prime Minister for another excellent meeting....
Meeting planned at 10 Downing Street with Dowler family and
Taylor Hampton solicitors, Mark Lewis and James Heath.
Guardian: Hacked Off campaigners say hacking inquiry must dig deep>>
Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband take group's call for a broad investigation to the prime minister..
Top murder officer to sue over harassment>>
The alleged incident was in 2002 when Mr Cook took charge of a re-investigation. Rees was cleared of involvement in the murder in March this year after the trial collapsed at the Old Bailey. Mr Cook's solicitor Mark Lewis said of the action: “Court ...
12th July 2011
Phone-hacking probe: Dowlers say Brooks should quit >>
Their solicitor, Mark Lewis, said they thought she should "take responsibility and do the honourable thing". Mrs Brooks was News of the World editor when Milly's phone was allegedly hacked after her abduction in 2002. Milly's mother Sally and her ...
Mail: The Sun issue statement regarding Gordon Brown's son Fraser's
cystic fibrosis >>
From left, Brian Cathcart, professor of journalism, former police commander Brian Paddick, Martin Moore director of the Media Standards Trust, Evan Harris, former Liberal MP and Mark Lewis, the Dowler family lawyer 'I had my bank account broken into. ...
The Sun: Royals for sale>>
The family's solicitor Mark Lewis said the group discussed the wider activities of "the whole of the Press and the whole of the media". Milly's parents are suing the News of the World over claims their daughter's phone was targeted by the newspaper ...
Business Times: Detective to Sue News of the World Publisher >>
Mark Lewis, a former lawyer for the ex-detective has told Reuters that he believed a planned suit against News Group Newspapers would be the first action against the now-defunct Sunday edition. Mr Lewis said: "The suit will seek damages for both him ...
News: Dowlers want 'truth' over hacking >>
Afterwards, their solicitor Mark Lewis said politicians should be "fearless". "It's time for politicians to stand up to the press," he said. Mr Lewis added that the Dowler family had told Mr Miliband that they had had to go through the "awful ...
Milly parents seek hacking 'truth'>>
Speaking afterwards on their behalf, Mark Lewis, the solicitor representing the Dowler family, said "even now" it was still possible for the press to lobby politicians not to start the kind of inquiry that was needed. Mr Lewis said the Dowler family ...
Mail: Bank details, tax documents and police records all accessed
Speaking after the meeting on the Dowler family's behalf, solicitor Mark Lewis said the family were urging politicians to be 'fearless'. He added: 'What they said to Ed Miliband was that they have had to go through having their dirty linen washed in ...
News: Live: Phone hacking row >>
The solicitor for Milly Dowler's family, Mark Lewis, says the Dowlers thought it was an "excellent meeting" with Ed Miliband. "They've had to have their dirty linen washed in public and now it is time for politicians to have to go through the same ...
Exclusive: Detective to sue News International for harassment >>
Mark Lewis, a lawyer for the policeman, Dave Cook, and for his wife Jacqui Hames, told Reuters he believed the planned suit against News Group Newspapers would be the first action against the now-defunct weekly for the physical trailing and electronic ...
Independent: Brown accuses two more Murdoch titles>>
Mark Lewis, the family's lawyer, said: "They don't see why she should stay in the job. They see this as something that went right to the top." As the cosy relationship between Scotland Yard and News International collapsed, the police took the ...
Post: Do honourable thing and quit, Dowlers
urge Rebekah Brooks>>
Brian Paddick, Milly Dowlers parents Sally and Bob and her sister Gemma and family lawyer Mark Lewis arrive at the Cabinet Office to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Relatives of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have added to the pressure on News ..
11th July 2011
Mail: Journalism legend Carl Bernstein says scandal is 'Murdoch's
Speaking after a Whitehall meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, family lawyer Mark Lewis said his clients 'take the view that Rebekah Brooks should do the honourable thing'. 'They don't see why she should stay in the job,' he added. ...
News: Live: Phone-hacking scandal>>
Mark Lewis, solicitor for Milly Dowler's family, tells the BBC the news that her phone was targeted was another blow in a long and terrible ordeal. He says they want to make sure their views on hacking - and those of the concerned public at large - get ...
probe: Dowlers say Brooks should quit
Their solicitor, Mark Lewis, said they thought she should "take responsibility and do the honourable thing". Mrs Brooks was News of the World editor when Milly's phone was allegedly hacked after her abduction in 2002. Milly's mother Sally and her ...
News: VIDEO: Dowler family: Brooks should resign>>
The parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked, have called on Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the News of the World, to resign. In a statement read by family solicitor Mark Lewis, the family called on News ...
TV : 'UK puts citizens privacy at risk' >>
The following is Press TV's interview with London-based lawyer Mark Lewis on the phone-hacking scandal. Press TV: How did you bring this about? Lewis: Well the important thing was that, the reason that nobody knew about it was because the press didn't ...
News NoW 'paid royal police officer'>>
Afterwards their solicitor, Mark Lewis, added to the pressure on News International's chief executive and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, when he said the Dowlers thought she should resign. He said: "She should take responsibility and ...
hacking scandal: Twelve face prison - three are police >>
In testimony submitted to Parliament, Mark Lewis, the Milly Dowler family's solicitor, suggests Mr Hayman was unwilling to investigate hacking because he feared his alleged affair with Mrs Redmond would be exposed by the paper. ...
could be quizzed by police >>
Afterwards their solicitor, Mark Lewis, added to the pressure on News International's chief executive and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, when he said the Dowlers thought she should resign.
Milly Dowler family hold talks with Nick Clegg>>
The Dowler family also called for Rebekah Brooks to take editorial responsibility and resign. Mark Lewis, the solicitor for Milly Dowler's family, said they hoped their ordeal would ensure that other families would not to have to go through what they ...
Morning Herald: Murder
victim's family wants News exec out >>
When asked specifically about Ms Brooks' position, the Dowler family's lawyer Mark Lewis told reporters she should go. "Their position is that they have said that she should take responsibility and do the honorable thing and resign," Mr Lewis said. ...
Family of murdered schoolgirl meets UK gov't >>
The lawyer for Dowler's parents, Mark Lewis, says Brooks should take editorial responsibility. He offered the family's view after they met with Britain's deputy prime minister Monday. The scandal exploded last week when it was reported that the ...
News of the World closed down: July 10 as it happened >>
13.06 Milly Dowler's family's lawyer Mark Lewis is on the BBC, saying that the NOTW scandal has visited "anguish upon anguish" on the already embattled family. "With the notable exception of three politicians, nobody has been speaking of the power of ...
Phone hacking: Dowlers press Cameron and Clegg for 'immediate' inquiry
Mark Lewis, who represents the Dowlers, accused the Coalition of allowing democracy to be replaced by “Murdochracy”. Others due to attend the meetings include Brian Paddick, the former Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner; Gordon Taylor, ...
International: Phone-hacking scandal lives on even as News of the
World dies >>
Milly Dowler's family will meet other leading politicians later this week, their lawyer Mark Lewis told CNN Sunday, following accusations that her voice mail was illegally intercepted between her murder in 2002 and the discovery of her body. ...
Australian: British PM David Cameron faces calls for judicial inquiry
on News of the World >>
Mark Lewis, the Dowler family's solicitor, said Scotland Yard had contacted them about the allegations in April, a month before Levi Bellfield went on trial for her murder. He said the parents were also targeted by the hacker and the couple were now ...
10th July 2011
York Times: British Tabloid's Cozy Relations With the Police Scrutinized
The lawyer for Mr. Cook, Mark Lewis, said in an interview that the detective believed that Mr. Fillery and Mr. Rees were seeking help in gathering evidence about Detective Cook to derail the murder inquiry. What happened at the meeting, ...
Independent: Paper's closure is a hysterical gesture for hysterical times>>
Mark Lewis, solicitor for Milly Dowler's family, concurred: "People are losing their jobs in order to sacrifice themselves to save the real perpetrators." The tactic didn't even work. The true cynicism of the move was rapidly uncovered with the ...
8th July 2011Yorkshire Post: Closure fails to halt calls for Brooks’s head>> FURIOUS politicians and representatives of possible phone-hacking victims have insisted the shock closure of the News of the World must not be the end of the affair and repeated calls for the resignation of News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
News of the World: Police paid £30000 in envelopes at a drive-through
by News >>
It was also claimed by lawyer Mark Lewis that former assistant commissioner Andy Hayman and another senior married Met colleague were unwilling to fully investigate the phone hacking – fearing the paper would expose them for allegedly cheating on their..
7th July 2011
Mark Lewis discusses UK phone hacking scandal | NowPublic
Video Mark Lewis discusses UK phone hacking scandal.
Standard: Yard bosses 'feared paper would print stories of claimed affairs'
Assistant Commissioners Andy Hayman and John Yates were both scared the News of the World would expose them for allegedly cheating on their wives if they asked difficult questions of the Sunday tabloid, Mark Lewis has claimed.
Broadcasting Corporation: Lawyer discusses phone hacking scandal >>
Mark Lewis is one of the lawyers at the centre of the News of the World phone hacking scandal. He joins the program live from London.
UK's News of the World hacked murdered girl's phone, says lawyer
A private detective working for Britain's News of the World tabloid hacked into voicemail messages left on the mobile phone of a murdered schoolgirl while police were searching for her, a lawyer for her family said on Monday. Mark Lewis, of solicitors ...
BBC News: 'Hacking
allegations gave me goosebumps'>>
Mark Lewis said the family were made aware of the allegations two months ago, during the trial of their daughter's killer, Levi Bellfield. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said that hearing about it gave him "goosebumps".
6th July 2011
Phone hacking scandal: David Cameron under pressure to act>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis, acting for Milly's parents Sally and Bob Dowler whose phones were also apparently hacked, said the News of the World's alleged actions gave them false hope that their daughter was still alive.
Street Journal: Phone-Hacking Allegations Rattle News Corp. Tabloid>>
Mark Lewis, a lawyer for Milly's parents, said police in April showed his clients evidence that the tabloid intercepted the girl's voice mails after she went missing.
International: Report: Journalists targeted terror victims' families>>
They thought this was all over" after the disappearance of Milly Dowler in 2002 and the conviction of a man for her murder this year, Dowler family lawyer Mark Lewis said Tuesday. But in April, police told the Dowlers that journalists had hacked into ...
PRWeek UK: Milly
Dowler phone hack prompts Media Standards Trust call for public inquiry>>
The campaign will be launched at the College Green in front of the Houses of Parliament from 4pm. The Dowlers' lawyer, Mark Lewis, Colin Stagg's solicitor, Jacqui Hames, Lord Prescott and Chris Bryant MP will attend.
grew on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to block Mr Murdoch's bid to ...>>
Mr and Mrs Dowler's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said the 'heinous' actions could have jeopardised the police inquiry as messages were deliberately deleted from Milly's phone to create space for new ones.
boss under the cosh after ˜sickening" new hacking claims>>
“I hope you all realise it is inconceivable that I knew or worse, sanctioned these appalling allegations.” The Dowler family solicitor, Mark Lewis, said: “If she didn't know what was happening, what was she doing as editor?”
seek Milly hacking damages>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis revealed the Dowlers were informed of the development by Scotland Yard officers shortly before the trial of Bellfield, who was convicted of her murder. Mr Lewis said: “Sally and Bob Dowler have been through so much grief and trauma ...
5th July 2011BBC News: Milly Dowler hacking claims dreadful, Cameron says>>
Claims that murdered teenager Milly Dowler's mobile telephone was hacked by a private investigator working for the News of the World (NoW) are "truly dreadful", the prime minister has said.
International boss Rebekah Brooks 'appalled' by Milly Dowler claim>>
"Our lawyers have also written to their solicitor Mark Lewis to ask him to show us any of the evidence he has so we can swiftly take the appropriate action. "At the moment we only know what we have read. "Since 2006, when the Metropolitan Police ...
News of the World Involved in Two New Hacking Scandals>>
The Dowlers' family lawyer, Mark Lewis, also issued a statement saying, “It is distress heaped upon tragedy to learn that the News of the World had no humanity at such a terrible time." The statement continued: “The fact that [News of the World ...
condemns 'dreadful' hacking of Milly Dowler's phone>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis said the "heinous" and "despicable" actions could have jeopardised the police investigation. Scotland Yard officers contacted Mr and Mrs Dowler about the hacking allegations in April, a month before Levi Bellfield went on trial for ...
'Sickened' By Hacking Claim>>
The Dowlers' solicitor, Mark Lewis, told Sky News they wanted a public inquiry to establish facts which may not emerge during any future criminal trials. He said it was up to Ms Brooks' "personal conscience" whether she resigned - although she should ...
Lawyer Mark Lewis, of solicitors Taylor Hampton, says police investigating phone hacking by the paper had told the parents of Milly Dowler their daughter's own phone had been intercepted illegally. The Guardian newspaper reports voicemail messages from Milly ...
Guardian.co.uk: Sally and Bob Dowler's lawyer spoke of the distress
the pair felt upon hearing that their daughter's voicemails were
Press Association: Milly
paper hacked into abducted girl's phone>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis described the alleged actions as "heinous" and said they offered Bob and Sally Dowler "false hope" that their daughter was still alive. Scotland Yard officers contacted the Dowlers about the allegations in April, a month before ...
4th July 2011
'hacked Milly Dowler phone'>>
Mark Lewis said police told her parents that Glenn Mulcaire hacked into her ... His solicitor Alex Tribick told the BBC that police had advised Mr Stagg ...
Telegraph: Dowlers' lawyer condemns phone hacking>>
Mark Lewis says the News of the World acted despicably by illegally accessing Milly's phone messages after she was abducted.
Milly Dowler's family 'believed she was alive' after her phone was ...>>
Today, the family's solicitor Mark Lewis, revealed that the Dowlers had been contacted by Scotland Yard officers involved in Operation Weeting, ...
Dowler's Mobile Phone 'Was Hacked'>>
Solicitor Mark Lewis said Scotland Yard officers contacted Sally and Bob Dowler about the hacking allegations in April, a month before Bellfield went on ...
Mark Lewis, of solicitors Taylor Hampton, said police investigating phone hacking by the paper had told the parents of Milly Dowler that their daughter's own phone had been intercepted illegally.
4 News: Dowlers may be victims of phone hack>>
The Dowler's family lawyer says The News of the World's former private ... before Levi Bellfield went on trial for her murder, solicitor Mark Lewis said. ...
The Sun apologises to Sylvia Henry on Page 3
10th June 2011
The Sun has re-iterated today the apology it has given to Sylvia Henry
in Court yesterday by publishing an unreserved apology to her on Page 3
of the newspaper and in its online edition in the news section. A copy of
the apology as printed in the newspaper is on The Sun’s website here >>
Daniel Taylor and James Heath of Taylor Hampton Solicitors acted for Ms Henry.
Sylvia Henry v News Group Newspapers Limited
9th June 2011The Sun apologises unreservedly to Sylvia Henry over its reporting of the tragic death of Peter Connelly.
James Heath of Taylor Hampton Solicitors: BBC News phone hacking interview
18th April 2011 BBC News
James Heath interviewed live on BBC news concerning the phone hacking test cases. If you suspect that your telephone has been hacked, please contact us on 020 7427 5970
Murdoch employs BP strategy
24 January 2011 BBC News
You might call it the BP strategy. It goes like this: company suffers
a disaster; company offers comprehensive financial settlement to victims
of the disaster; company admits to its own shortcomings, but implies that
an entire industry has also engaged in similar flawed practices.
See full article
24 January 2011 The Independent
MP demands independent review of Met's inquiry / Cameron faces anger over
dinner date with Murdoch.
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Newspapers hung-up over phone-hacking
24 January 2011 Today Online
Mr Mark Lewis, who acted for Mr Gordon Taylor of the Professional Footballers'
Association in a damages claim against the NoW, confirmed that he was now
representing four people who believe they were targeted by other newspapers.
See full article
Mark Stephens: 'phone-hacking was endemic on Fleet Street
24 January 2011 Journalism.co.uk
His comments follow an announcement by lawyer Mark Lewis at the weekend
that he has been instructed by four clients with complaints against other
See full article
24 January 2011 nzherald.co.nz
Mark Lewis, who acted for Gordon Taylor of the Professional Footballers'
Association in a damages claim against the NoW, confirmed that he
was now representing four people who believe they were targeted by other
See full article
24 January 2011 Sky News
Solicitor Mark Lewis said he is representing clients preparing to bring
civil court cases against several newspaper groups over allegations of
See full article
24 January 2011 Guardian.co.uk
Rupert Murdoch is in London – and we're curious
to know who at News International signed off more than £1m in settlements.
See full article
24 January 2011 The Drum
British newspapers are set for a new crisis as other British tabloid
red tops face allegations of phone hacking, following Andy Coulson’s
resignation as director of communications for the Government, while editor
of the News of the World. The Observer has claims that lawyer Mark Lewis
has confirmed that he is now representing four other individuals who believe
that they have been targeted by newspaper other than those owned
by News Group.
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16 more to sue over phone hack scandal
24 January 2011 Gulf Times
At least 16 more victims of alleged phone hacking could be ready to bring
legal action in a “cascade” of new cases, a London media lawyer
Mark Lewis, who has already represented DJ Chris Tarrant, jockey Kieren Fallon and football chief Gordon Taylor, said he had six more clients poised to sue Rupert Murdoch’s News International.
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Wilmshurst libel case shows that no win, no fee is not always a bad thing
7 December 2010 Press Gazette Editors Blog
Dr Wilmshurst is being sued by a US company over concerns he raised about
the safety of a medical device. He has only been able to defend is reputation
because his lawyer, Mark Lewis, has taken the case on a CFA.
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Setback for US company suing cardiologist Peter Wilmshurst for libel
1 December 2010 Guardian.co.uk
NMT Medical has been ordered to pay £200,000 by 18 January as security
in its libel case against Wilmshurst
See full article
PCC makes formal apology for Buscombe's phone-hacking remarks
26 November 2010
The Press Complaints Commission and Baroness Buscombe express regret in
Court over a statement made about Mark Lewis concerning evidence he gave
to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture Media & Sport on Phone
Hacking. Mark Lewis was represented by Taylor Hampton Solicitors
Read the full statement here.
Reported in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/26/pcc-buscombe-apology-phone-hacking
and the Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/press-watchdog-forced-to-issue-its-own-apology-2144991.html
Taylor Hampton wins apologies and damages from The Daily Mirror, The Independent and The Evening Standard for Baby P Social Worker
26th October 2010
The Daily Mirror, The Independent and The Evening Standard have all apologised in Court today for alleging that Haringey Social Worker, Sylvia Henry, had been negligent with regard to treatment of Baby P whilst in her care. They have also printed apologies to her in their newspapers and on their websites and have agreed to pay her damages. Taylor Hampton acted for Sylvia Henry.
Please see the following links to the apologies and to selected reporting of the cases:
The Press Gazzette
The Daily Mirror
The Evening Standard http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23861191-sylvia-henry.do
Please see below for the statements as read in Open Court:
6 September 2010 www.guardian.co.uk
Why won't the PCC act over phone hacking? Mark Lewis of Taylor Hampton, The Guardian. Press watchdog knew about the latest allegations at the News of the World in June but has done nothing.
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Former Chief Executive of Gold Group wins damages and an injunction against Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold.