100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Liverpool lawyers who are working with Coleen Rooney on Wagatha Christie trial
The two lawyers who are based in Liverpool are now working with Mrs Rooney
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Wagatha Christie: Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy set to do battle as libel trial begins
All you need to know as the High Court libel trial involving the two footballers’ wives gets underway this week
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Get all your news in one place
Latest Business news:
Bitcoin Recovers to $30,000 Area After Shedding Weekend Weakness
Bitcoin recovered to around $30,000 after spending most of the weekend below that level.
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
How to Make Money (or Even Get Rich) During a Stock Market Crash
A crash creates buying opportunities if you can develop the right mindset.
HSBC suspends head of responsible investing who called climate warnings ‘shrill’
Bank investigating Stuart Kirk’s conference speech deriding flooding risks and climate warnings from UN and Bank of England
Former NAB manager quizzed on Star scheme
A former NAB employee has told an inquiry into Star Entertainment Group's Sydney casino he had no knowledge of a…
After $5 Trillion Rout, Emerging Markets Seek Turnaround Signal
The wreckage of a $5 trillion rout in emerging markets is starting to look like a buying opportunity to some…
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
New Zealand PM Ardern to visit U.S. to boost exports, lure tourists
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit the United States this week in a bid to boost exports and…
Rod Sims says Facebook should be forced to negotiate with SBS under news media bargaining code
Despite dozens of deals to pay Australian news publishers for content, social media company has left out SBS and the…

Meet the North West lawyers working with Coleen Rooney on Wagatha Christie libel trial

By Jon Robinson

A pair of top North West lawyers are working with Coleen Rooney as she defends herself in the so-called Wagatha Christie libel trial being held at the High Court.

Paul Lunt and Jamie Hurworth both work for law firm Brabners and are based in the company's Liverpool office.

The firm was hired by Rooney's team in the aftermath of her social media post on October 9, 2019 in which she accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press.

READ MORE: Turnover and profits rise at law firm used by Ben Stokes, Coleen Rooney and Primark

Mrs Vardy, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, is suing Mrs Rooney, the wife of record England goal scorer Wayne, for libel.

Brabners was involved in Ben Stokes' acquittal of affray in August 2018 and his successful breach of privacy claim against The Sun.

Paul Lunt is a commercial litigation partner at Brabners having joined in September 1994.

He has acted for clients in sporting arbitrations, regulatory disciplinary proceedings and High Court civil claims.

Mr Lunt has also represented national governing bodies, prominent sports clubs, Premiership footballers, Ryder Cup golfers, England international cricketers and Olympic medallists.

His clients include The Rugby Football League, Nichols Plc (Vimto), TJ Morris (Home Bargains), Arnold Clark, Chester Racecourse and Phoenix Sports Management.

He also advises on media-related issues, including defamation/privacy, and intellectual property matters.

Mr Lunt has been head of litigation since 2010.

Jamie Hurworth first joined Brabners as a trainee solicitor in September 2015 and became an associate in May 2019.

He was then promoted to senior associate the following year.

According to Brabners' website, Mr Hurworth is a commercial litigator who handles a broad range commercial disputes such as director, shareholder and joint venture disputes, contractual claims, professional negligence actions and defamation cases.

He acts for a wide variety of organisations and individuals in the private sector.

He also deals with urgent injunctions and handles alternative forms of dispute resolution such as international arbitration.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Liverpool lawyers who are working with Coleen Rooney on Wagatha Christie trial
The two lawyers who are based in Liverpool are now working with Mrs Rooney
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Wagatha Christie: Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy set to do battle as libel trial begins
All you need to know as the High Court libel trial involving the two footballers’ wives gets underway this week
Coleen Rooney-Rebekah Vardy timeline: What happened in the ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case?
Footballers’ wives at High Court to settle long-running defamation dispute
Get all your news in one place