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.
Brady spoke for Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited as General Counsel and Director of HR and External Affairs. The statement responded to allegations in a newspaper that a member of Virgin staff had in 2010 leaked confidential information about a number of celebrities to the press.
Former journalist and founder of PR company Max Clifford Associates, which dealt with protecting the public image of famous stars and events. He had been the victim of phone-hacking by the News of the World along with several of his clients. In 2014, Clifford was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault on four girls and women aged between 15 and 19. He died on 10 December 2017.
A Core Participant in the Inquiry and a claimant in the voicemail-interception cases. Field was dismissed from her position as Head of Intellectual Property and Creative Services from accountancy and tax advisory firm Chiltern after being wrongly accused of leaking information about her client, Elle Macpherson, to the press. Stressed throughout her evidence that she thought highly of most of the press and did not wish press freedom to be curtailed or restricted.
The actress, model and fashion designer was designated a Core Participant Victim by the Inquiry. During the period 2005 to 2006, Miller found herself the victim of intrusive media scrutiny, particularly from the News of the World. She told the Inquiry that information published about her private life had been so precise and accurate that she had accused friends and family of talking to the press about her. Soon after, she learnt from the police that her telephone had been hacked.
Born 1959. Canadian musician, photographer, philanthropist and activist. Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world. He was a victim of a stalking episode in 2008 and stated in his evidence to the Inquiry that he suspected a link between evidence he gave the police and information subsequently printed in the press.
Parents of Christopher Edwards, who having been arrested in 1994 for breach of the peace was murdered in in his cell by a schizophrenic cellmate. Their statement to the Inquiry was to place on record that all journalists and news outlets they had had contact with in the aftermath of this event were more sympathetic and supportive than the official bodies with whom they had had to deal.
As solicitor and Partner at WH Matthews, specialising in criminal law, Tribick represented Colin Stagg in his case against the Metropolitan Police Service after he was falsely charged and later acquitted of the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992. Tribick gave evidence that he believed the MPS had leaked information to the Daily Mail about the case which later appeared in the press.