Leslie v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Practice – Compromise of action. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal concerning the scope of a compromise agreement entered into in the wake of the 'phone hacking' scandal. The judge below had held that, as a matter of interpretation, certain claims in a second action fell within the scope of a compromise of an earlier action and struck out the paragraphs of the particulars of claim which raised those claims. The judge had been right for the reasons he had given.

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