A privacy battle over paparazzi photos of singer Adeleu2019s two-year-old son has led photo agency Corbis Images to pay out thousands in damages.

Lawyers acting for Adele’s son Angelo Adkins say they have accepted a five-figure sum to settle the case, to be held ‘on trust’.

The High Court heard that the photos of Angelo were captured by photographers working for Corbis – trading as Splash News and Picture Agency – in June and November 2013.

Adele’s lawyer Jenny Afia, from Schillings solicitors, told the High Court in London that Angelo must never be public property.

When contacted by Amateur Photographer today, Afia confirmed comments that she made to the High Court, as reported by the BBC, but declined to comment further.

She told the court: ‘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.’

Afia said that Adele and her partner, Simon Konecki, plan to ‘continue efforts to improve the laws relating to paparazzi and children generally…’

Corbis’s UK office did not comment on the case when contacted by Amateur Photographer this afternoon.

A Corbis spokeswoman said she did not know whether the agency would be issuing a statement.