'Great regret' as Harbottle is refused request to counter Hackgate claims
Harbottle & Lewis has asked - and been refused - permission by its former client, News International, to waive client confidentially to speak out on its controversial role in the phone-hacking saga in the wake of closely-watched Parliamentary hearings this week. The West End law firm issued a statement yesterday (19 July) following evidence presented to a Parliamentary committee by News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch and his son James regarding alleged phone-hacking at the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World.
Harbottle & Lewis has asked – and been refused – permission by its former client, News International, to waive client confidentially to speak out on its controversial role in the phone-hacking saga in the wake of closely-watched Parliamentary hearings this week.
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