Frost & Ors v MGN Limited

24th January 2017

Supreme Court. Newspaper Article 10 challenge to the payment of Additional Liabilities. Simon Browne QC appeared for 23 separate Respondents in a three day challenge in the Supreme Court by the Appellant Newspaper (The Mirror) to pay success fees and after the event insurance premiums to successful litigants in publication cases, namely the phone hacking litigation. The newspaper argued that the payment of such additional liabilities amounts to a breach of their Article 10 right to freedom of expression under the Human Rights Act.