24/07/2014 03:17 BST | Updated 24/07/2014 03:59 BST

Adele Awarded Five-Figure Payout Out From Photo Agency Over Paparazzi Photographs Of Her Son, Angelo

Adele has received an undisclosed five-figure sum for breach of privacy after a photo agency took and tried to sell photographs of the star's son.

The pictures showed two-year-old Angelo enjoying 'milestone moments' with the singer and his dad Simon Konecki on two occasions last year.

The agency has agreed to pay damages plus costs and to never use the photographs again.


Adele's solicitor, Jenny Afia, told the High Court in London that the 'Someone Like You' singer's son was not public property.

Ms Afia said: “It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes.

“These images were taken during private, recreational time unconnected with professional or public engagements. They represent a clear infringement of our client’s right to privacy.

"These images were of routine, everyday family occasions which the paparazzi has no right to intrude upon, profit from and file away in picture libraries for future reference and use”, Ms Afia added.

She confirmed the couple would be “holding the damages on trust” for their son, and would “continue to do all they can to protect Angelo’s rights in relation to the paparazzi, including taking legal action where necessary”.

Ms Afia added: “They will also continue efforts to improve the laws relating to paparazzi and children generally, building on the successful campaign Adele helped fund in California resulting in far stricter harassment laws.”

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