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Charlotte Harris, of law firm Mishcon de Reya which had hired private investigators

Blue-chip hacking: Ministers plan crackdown on rogue private investigators

PIs will need a licence and will be banned if found guilty of blagging personal information

Bankers win appeal over £44m in unpaid bonuses

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Charlotte Harris says she was targeted because she 'stumbled across a ream of activity that News International didn't want to come out'

Phone hacking victims' lawyer Charlotte Harris was target of 'vast gossip dossier'

Charlotte Harris, a lawyer, has claimed that private investigators compiled a dossier of "gossip" about her private life when she acted on behalf of victims of phone hacking.

Huhne partnter Carina Trimingham sues Daily Mail publisher

Carina Trimingham, partner of Chris Huhne, is bringing a legal action against Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, for its portrayal of her since the break up of Mr Huhne's 26-year marriage to Vicky Pryce. Mr Huhne, 57, left Ms Pryce in the summer of 2010 when it emerged that he had been having an affair with Ms Trimingham, his former press aide (inset), then 44.

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