A legal intervention by Associated Newspapers has delayed the publication of phone hacking allegations made by a number of high-profile individuals. In October, Sir Elton John, the Duke of Sussex, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, along with actresses Sadie Frost and Elizabeth Hurley, filed privacy cases against Associated Newspapers, the owner of the Daily Mail. Formal acknowledgement of claims of "compelling and highly distressing evidence" made by lawyers acting on the group's behalf are made normally available for public scrutiny within 14 days. Two months later, the claims are still not public due to a legal intervention by Associated Newspapers.
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