The High Court will hear five test cases early next year in relation to phone-hacking. These are being pursued by MP Chris Bryant, former footballer Paul Gascoigne, football agent Sky Andrew, actor Jude Law and interior designer Kelly Hoppen.
The lawyers are:
Bindmans partner Tamsin Allen instructed for Chris Bryant MP.
Steel & Shamash partner Gerald Shamash instructed for Paul Gascoigne.
Mishcon de Reya partner Charlotte Harris instructed for Sky Andrew.
Atkins Thomson partner Mark Thomson instructed for Kelly Hoppen and Jude Law.
The lawyers have jointly instructed Matrix Chambers’ Hugh Tomlinson QC to lead on common issues. Other counsel invoved are Jeremy Reed of Hogarth Chambers, David Sherbourne of 5RB and Sara Mansoori of Matrix.