'Loverson conspiracy' denied

Lord Justice Leveson has dismissed the idea that his report on media standards could have been tainted by an alleged relationship between two lawyers who worked on the Inquiry.

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Who are the barristers at the centre of 'Loverson' affair?

Carine Patry Hoskins became known as the "woman on the left" in reference to her regular seated position during the Leveson Inquiry's televised hearings.

She served as the junior counsel in the Leveson team led by Robert Jay QC.

Carine Patry Hoskins' input into the final report was limited to gathering facts. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

Barrister David Sherborne represented phone-hacking victims at the Inquiry, most notably Hugh Grant, and questioned Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre on the newspaper's coverage of the actor.

Hugh Grant was accompanied by David Sherborne to give evidence last November at the Leveson Inquiry. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Archive

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