Application to strike out action granted where previous settlement of phone hacking claims had been agreed


Re: Brazier & Anor v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2015] EWHC 125 (Ch)

This case concerned 2 applications brought by the defendant for the striking out of the claims. NGN sought the striking out on the grounds that each of the claimants had already brought claims for phone hacking, and each claim was settled. Held: granting NGN’s application in both cases, the Court struck out the claims on the basis that the previous settlement acted as a bar on each of the claims.

Anthony Hudson, Ben Silverstone and Antony White QC were involved in this case.