Mark Lewis

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Media Lawyer Mark Lewis has over 25 years experience in privacy and defamation cases, representing some of the biggest names in media and sport.

But it was representing the non-celebrity victims of the phone-hacking at the News of the World where Mark found himself in the headlines.

He won a record settlement for his clients, the Dowlers, whose murdered daughter’s phone was hacked by the paper – a disclosure which led to the closure of the News of the World in 2011.

Mark was instrumental in uncovering the phone-hacking by News International in the first place, and brought the very first case against the paper in 2007.

Since then he has represented over 120 victims of phone-hacking, given evidence at the Leveson Enquiry and Commons Select Committee, and is a regular on BBC’s Newsnight, BBC 1’s News, Daybreak, Five News, LBC Radio, Sky News, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, as well as Russian, Australian and Canadian TV news broadcasts.

He’s a central player in one of the biggest scandals of the last five years, which went to the heart of Governm
ent, Police and the Press. And wasn’t without his own personal battles. He was given an ultimatum from his law firm in Manchester not to pursue phone-hacking, after they told him “there’s nothing in it”, so he left and he went on to prove that not only was there something in it – but it was something big enough to bring down the oldest newspaper in there UK and for Rupert Murdoch to have the most “humble day” of his life.

He’s the David that took on Goliath.

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