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September 26, 2014

Mirror publisher in £125k hacking payouts to Sven, Doctor Who actor, Beckham nanny and three others

By PA Media Lawyer

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson (pictured, Reuters) and actor Christopher Eccleston have settled their phone-hacking damages claims for £30,000 each.

Details of the settlements in litigation brought against Mirror Group Newspapers are outlined in a document before Mr Justice Mann at the High Court in London.

The document also shows that ex-footballer Garry Flitcroft's claim has been settled for £20,000.

David and Victoria Beckham's former nanny Abbie Gibson has settled her case for £15,000, according to the court document produced on behalf of MGN for today's hearing.

In the document, written by Matthew Nicklin QC, counsel for MGN, the judge was told that celebrity agent Phil Dale and Christie Roche, wife of actor Shane Ritchie, had both settled their claims for £15,000 each.

The details emerged during the fifth case management conference relating to the MGN litigation.

At the start of today's proceedings, David Sherborne, representing claimants in the action, told the judge that 28 claims were currently registered.

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The register was closed temporarily in August, he said, but he added there were "many more actions" which had been, or were soon to be, issued.

Earlier this week Trinity Mirror disclosed that it had agreed to pay compensation to a string of celebrities over alleged phone-hacking.

It said in July that it had set aside £4m to deal with civil claims over phone hacking.

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