Winstone and others v MGN Ltd

Privilege – Legal professional privilege. In proceedings arising from the use of phone hacking as a journalistic tool, the defendant newspaper owner asserted legal professional privilege in relation to two pieces of evidence, the Partington note and the Grigson comments, and sought injunctive relief. The Chancery Division held that injunctive relief might be obtained against those claimants who had pleaded reliance on the Partington note, but not the Grigson comments.

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