Dominic Crossley, lawyer representing Core Participant Victims at the Leveson Inquiry said:
“The judgement of Lord Justice Richards will be welcomed by the victims and everyone determined to see the Leveson recommendations implemented. That said, I think it is enormously disappointing that Pressbof should have taken this desperate step.
“The huge resources of Pressbof’s backers at News International and Associated Newspapers have been focussed on armies of lawyers in this wholly negative and ultimately hopeless strategy.”
“I hope that today has been a sobering experience and that they now commit to a more constructive course of rising to the challenge of regulation conforming to Leveson’s recommendations as contained within the Royal Charter and urgently needed by the public.”