‘It just keeps coming,’ says Roddy Chisholm Batten of the phone hacking claims he continues to take on for clients like actor Shane Richie. ‘It’s been awful for them, and it’s satisfying to see them get properly compensated.’ In 2014 Chisholm Batten acted for three of Paul Weller’s children in a spat with Associated Newspapers Limited, after the Mail Online uploaded paparazzi style photos of the family. The ruling of unjustifiable intrusion of privacy was a milestone success. The decision was upheld at the Court of Appeal and ANL’s further presentation to the Supreme Court was thrown out, compelling tabloids to pixellate the faces of children hounded for being the offspring of famous parents.
Roddy Chisholm Batten