McMillan Williams’ experts specialise in advising clients who have been the victims of telephone and email hacking.

Our specialist Lawyers deal with media litigation and have successfully pursued various cases against News Group Newspapers Limited (‘NGN’) in relation to the recent phone hacking scandal at the News of the World. 

The News of The World Hacking Scandal

This scandal led to the newspaper's eventual closure and to the founding of the Leveson Inquiry, a judicial inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the British press with public hearings being held in 2011 and 2012. Our Head of Media Law drafted a number of submissions and prepared witness evidence for these hearings.

The NGN compensation payments he obtained via out-of-court settlements were significant but confidential.  All of his clients were represented on a conditional fee (no win no fee) agreement.

Police investigations into phone hacking by the British media have now concluded but evidence and victims of hacking may still come forward.

Email Hacking 

We also have expertise in dealing with cases relating to the hacking of emails or unlawful use of your digital information either on the internet or social media, whether this is carried out by the media or any other third party. 

We Can Help You

At MW our Mission is to "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" and we offer conditional fee agreements (no win, no fee funding) for these types of cases, where appropriate.

If you have any evidence that you are or have been a victim of phone hacking, or feel that your digital data has been used unlawfully call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at

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