The ;legal ;costs ;in Formula ;1 ;chief ;Max Mosley’s five-day privacy suit against the News of the World are set to hit £1m.
Mosley took action against the Sunday newspaper after it secretly filmed him taking part in a sex orgy.
A source close to the case told The Lawyer: “Mosley has two counsel in addition to his solicitors, while the News of the World has just one barrister, but both sides have spent about £500,000.”
Media chambers 5 Raymond Buildings will reap a big chunk of the costs as both lead silks hail from the set.
5 Raymond’s Mark Warby QC was instructed by Farrer & Co partner Benjamin Beabey for the News of the World, while James Price QC of the same set acted for Mosley after being instructed by Steeles Law litigation chief Dominic Crossley.
The case, which saw Mosley’s legal team argue that his privacy rights were breached, is expected to conclude today (14 July).