Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
At the time of the Inquiry, Joint Managing Director of Northern & Shell, publishers of Express Newspapers until 2018 when purchased by Trinity Mirror. Gave evidence relating to Express Newspapers' staff procedures and ethical standards and the financial procedures which Ellice believed ensured proper financial governance.
Solicitor representing News International at the Leveson Inquiry. Experienced in a broad range of commercial and financial-services litigation, having worked on a number of high profile cases including advising the administrators of the Lehman Brothers companies following the bank's collapse in September 2008.
Solicitor and Partner at Linklaters, the legal representatives of News International at the Inquiry and inhouse lawyer. Walls had been appointed a partner in 1987 as an expert in contentious commercial practice, principally fraud investigation and asset recovery, insolvency and banking. The Inquiry requested Linklaters’ assistance in identifying those involved in the sourcing, preparation, writing and editing of a News of the World story in 2008 concerning Kate McCann’s diary. The NoW had ceased publishing in July 2011 and Linklaters informed the court of the difficulties this presented.
Founded 2004. American online social-media and networking-service company based in Menlo Park, California. Richard Beecroft Allan, Facebook's director of public policy for Europe at the time of the Inquiry, gave evidence and was questioned about policy concerning inter alia pornography, bullying, violence and hate speech, as well as on Facebook's policies on removal of posted comments.
British multinational banking and financial-services holding company. Andy Pickford, Head of Regional Fraud Risk Europe, answered questions from the Inquiry on whether senior staff at the bank had been "blagged" for information. He gave evidence that he was not aware of any breaches of confidentiality, or failures in standards of protection of customer data.