Prince Harry should get just 500 stg in phone-hacking case, London court told

Prince Harry should get just 500 stg in phone-hacking case, London court told

Lawyers representing a British tabloid newspaper group have argued that Prince Harry should only receive a maximum of £500 in damages for one instance of unlawful information gathering. This comes as Harry is one of over 100 people suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) over allegations of phone-hacking and unlawful information gathering. The lawyers for the plaintiffs claim that such activity was “widespread” at all three MGN newspapers between 1991 and 2011.

Prince Harry spent a day-and-a-half in the witness box earlier this month, being questioned over allegations that he had been unlawfully targeted by MGN titles for 15 years from 1996, when he was a child. His cross-examination began with an apology from MGN’s lawyer Andrew Green for one instance of unlawful information gathering. MGN admitted at the start of the trial in May that on one occasion a private investigator had been engaged to unlawfully gather evidence about Harry at a London nightclub in 2004, for which it “unreservedly apologises”.

However, the publisher argued in court filings released on Tuesday that Harry “has failed to identify any evidence of voicemail interception against him, nor any other evidence of unlawful information gathering in respect of his private information”, apart from the one incident it has admitted. Green argued that “The Duke of Sussex should be awarded a maximum of £500 given the single invoice naming him concerns enquiries on an isolated occasion and the small sum on the invoice – £75 – suggests enquiries were limited.”

The trial concludes this week.

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