Two lawyers in a relationship made almost £400,000 between them from the Leveson inquiry after claiming one of their work was unimportant, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Sun report:

TWO Leveson lovebird lawyers made £385,000 between them from the inquiry, it emerged last night — sparking a fresh storm over their affair.

Lord Justice Leveson had refused to probe the “Loverson” scandal, insisting Carine Patry Hoskins had only a minor role in the hearing.

Yet the married mum of two, 40, made £218,606 in 16 months as one of the judge’s barristers — appearing to blow apart claims her work was unimportant.

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