Law firms under scrutiny in phone hacking

By Julia Duke

11 July 2013 at 08:00 BST

Law firms may have to answer questions over phone hacking and high profile offenders could find themselves in the dock.

In the latest instalment of the press ethics scandal in the UK, the head of the hacking inquiry went before the UK Parliament’s home office select committee last week to answer questions on the affair, the Telegraph reports.

Commander Neil Basu told the UK Members of Parliament that his team had identified people from a wide range of businesses from major law firms to insurance companies and other blue-chip companies who secured the illegal services.

If there was sufficient evidence, these offenders could be prosecuted, he said. 


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