Mirror hacking claims: Phil Tufnell, Neil Morrissey, Natasha Kaplinsky and others bring legal actions total to 50 - Press Gazette

Mirror hacking claims: Phil Tufnell, Neil Morrissey, Natasha Kaplinsky and others bring legal actions total to 50

Trinity Mirror is facing a fresh wave of phone-hacking compensation claims after the current group are settled in the High Court.

Cricketer Phil Tufnell and his wife Dawn, actor Neil Morrissey and newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky are among those to have filed claim forms against Mirror Group Newspapers.

Some 28 claims made up the first wave of actions against Trinity Mirror, with a two-week trial featuring eight representative cases set to take place in March.

Last week solicitor David Sherborne told the High Court that the privacy actions related to the "widespread and habitual practice of voicemail interception and the unlawful obtaining of personal information", which took place during the period of 2000 to 2006 at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People. 

He said MGN had admitted that none of 71 articles, featuring 45 bylines, in the eight test cases could have been published without voicemail interception.

Claimants to feature in this trial will be:

1.     Alan Yentob (BBC executive)

2.     Sadie Frost (actress)

3.     Paul Gascoigne (former footballer)

4.     Lucy Taggart (soap opera actress)

5.     Shane Richie (soap opera actor)

6.     Shobna Gulati (soap opera actress)

7.     Lauren Alcorn (flight attendant)

8.     Robert Ashworth (TV producer)

Mirror Group Newspapers are believed to have settled the another 15 claims from the first wave.

They concerned:

9.     Nicola Horlick, settled for £25,000

10.  Emma Noble, settled for £40,000

11.  Bobby Holland Hanton, settled for £75,000

12.  Cilla Black, settled

13.  Robert Willis, settled

14.  Peter Andre, settled

15.  Jessie Wallace, settled

16.  Darren Day, settled

17.  Sven-Goran Eriksson, settled for £30,000

18.  Christopher Eccleston, settled for £30,000

19.  Abbie Gibson, settled for £15,000

20.  Christie Roche, settled for £15,000

21.  Phil Dale, settled for £15,000

22.  Garry Flitcroft, settled for £20,000

23.  Ben Jackson, settled

There are also a number of other claims that are still live from the first wave.

The names of the claimants are:

24.  Davina McCall

25.  Sheryl Gascoigne

26.  John Thomson

27.  Edmund Jordan

28.  Holly Davidson

Press Gazette understands that a further 16 further individuals have filed legal actions against Trinity Mirror over allegations of phone-hacking.

Their names are:

29.  Phil Tufnell

30.  Dawn Tufnell

31.  Neil Morrissey

32.  Emma Killick

33.  Natasha Kaplinsky

34.  Polly Ravenscroft

35.  Caroline Aherne

36.  Patrick Aherne

37.  Christopher Parker

38.  Simon Clegg

39.  Danny Young

40.  Sarah Manners

41.  Samia Ghadie

42.  Kate Ford

43.  Alan Halsall

44.  Lucy-Jo Hudson

The following other individuals have filed legal claims against Mirror Group Newspapers in the High Court over the last two months, though it has not yet been confirmed that they relate to phone-hacking.

They are:

45.  Lisa Murrish

46.  Ian Cotton

47.  Allan Forrest

48.  Sir Clive Woodward

49.  James Mullord

50.  Ben Freeman



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