Charlie Brooks and Kuttner’s Costs Application Rejected in HackingTrial

While News UK withdrew, at the last minute, their £10-20 million application for costs for Brooks and other corporately defended clients, the claim by Charlie Brooks and Stuart for their private expenses has also been rejected my Mr Justice Saunders today: his full decision is below. Charlie had claimed half a million for his defence, while Stuart Kuttner £130,000  for his individual costs.

Meanwhile, Private Eye has added more detail to the reason News UK withdrew it’s cost application ten days ago,

 

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The Hacking Trial Costs Issue – News UK withdraw their claim for millions: Saunders’ Memo

Back in June, when Rebekah Brooks, Stuart Kuttner, Cheryl Carter and Mark Hanna were all acquitted at the phone hacking trial, their barristers made it clear they would be applying (as is their right) for a refund of their court costs. Already, at this point, it was clear that News UK would have to be party to these hearings on costs, since they had indemnified all the cleared defendants bar Charlie Brooks. The initial quantum for that claim was reported to be £25 million in legal costs. This was reduced two weeks ago to £7 million by the Crown Prosecution Service on the basis of equivalent legal aid, rather than private, legal costings.  Continue reading

Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 11 June

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Wednesday 11 June 2014

Summary
The Summing Up Continues on Count 7
Mr Justice Sanders continues on the Removal of Evidence
The Summing Up of Evidence on Count 2 and 3
The Evidence of purchasing Royal Directories and Royal Green Books
The Summing Up of Evidence on Count 5
The Evidence of paying a Public Official
Mr Justice Saunders Concludes the Trial
Corrections to Evidence
Jury presented with Electronic copies of the Evidence
The Judge retires the Jury to consider their verdicts

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 10 June

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Tuesday 10 June 2014

Summary
The Summing Up Continues on Count 1
The last full day of Justice Saunders Summing Up
Justice Saunders QC continues his review of Count 1
Goodman pleads Guilty
Coulson’s Resignation
Brooks job offer to Goodman
The Guardian Hacking article in 2009
Email Deletion Policy
The Summing Up of Evidence on Count 6
Count 6 and the Archived Boxes
The Summing Up of Evidence on Count 7
Count 7 and the Removal of Evidence

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 4 June

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Wednesday 4 June 2014

Summary
The Summing Up
Justice Saunders QC presents Legal Direction and his Summing Up
Mr Justice Saunders Legal Direction to the Jury
The Judge Complete his Legal Directions
Mr Justice Saunders Summing Up and Review of the Evidence
The Judge Reviews the Evidence
Sentiment and Emotion
Accusations against the Police
The Judge talks about the Defendants
Evidence on Count One
The Milly Dowler Story

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 3 June

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Tuesday 3 June 2014

Summary
Charlie Brooks Closing Statement
Neil Saunders QC presents the Closing Statement for Charlie Brooks
Summary of Charlie Brooks background
The events of 2011
Rebekah Brooks Arrest
Missing devices
Mark Hanna Closing Statement
William Clegg QC presents the Closing Statement for Mark Hanna
Hanna’s Background
Legal Directions
The Prosecution Case against Hanna
The Events of July 2011
The Fire Pit Evidence
Twelve Points that Prove Innocence

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 21 May

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

Summary
Rebekah Brooks Closing Statement continues
Closing Statement continues on Count 1 with the evidence of Eimear Cook
Closing Statement on Count 5
Closing Statement on Counts 6 and 7
Closing Statement on Count 7
Allegation of Corporate Cover Up
Email Deletion Policy
Rebekah Brooks Defence concludes its Closing Statement

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