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Berwin Leighton Paisner partner Graham Shear has secured a £25,000 settlement payout from News Group Newspapers over allegations that the News of the World hacked his phone.
Shear, who has represented footballer Ashley Cole in the past, was among a string of high-profile individuals who told Mr Justice Vos yesterday that they had settled claims against the tabloid group (19 January 2012).
As first reported by The LawyerLinklaters partner Christa Band and 11 South Square’s Michael Silverleaf QC had been driving the settlement talks behind closed doors at Olswang’s London offices.
Settlement was reached in most of the estimated 60 cases with movie star Jude Law, represented by 5RB’s David Sherborne, receiving £130,000 (2 January 2012).
Shear launched a breach of privacy claim against News International last July, when he also instructed Sherborne.