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Judicial Review proceedings issued in phone-hacking case

Date: 13 September 2010

Chris Bryant MP, Brian Paddick and Brendan Montague today issued judicial review proceedings against the Metropolitan Police. They claim that the police failed to conduct an effective investigation and breached an obligation to warn them that they were or might have been victims of Glen Mulcaire and Clive Goodman’s unlawful invasions of privacy.

Tamsin Allen, a partner at Bindmans LLP who represents the claimants said:

“Our clients have still not been told the whole story about how their names came to be in the papers seized during the phone hacking investigation in 2006 and why they were not warned that their privacy might have been compromised. The Court will now determine whether or not the Metropolitan Police breached its public law and human rights obligations in the way it handled this investigation and its aftermath.”

We expect being in a position shortly to announce the names of at least two others in a similar position who will join these proceedings in due course.”

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