BLP Partner to launch litigation over phone hacking scandal

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate and commercial disputes partner Graham Shear has launched a claim against the News of the World (NoW) for phone-hacking.

Shear has appointed fellow BLP commercial litigator Joby Davies to advise him on the breach of privacy claim against NoW, as well as Matrix Chambers’ Hugh Tomlinson QC and David Sherborne of 5RB.

In light of the fact that fee earners cannot enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement with their own firm, this is one case where NoW will not be at risk of the  costs risk of additional liabilities that they so fear.