Case: XKF v BBC, Former police officer granted injunction to restrain broadcast of interview highlighting criminal past – Tom Dane

12 06 2018

In XKF v BBC former police officer applied for relief restraining the broadcast by the respondent BBC of an interview of him recorded near his home. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 13, Closing submissions concluded, judgment reserved.

10 05 2018

On the last day of the trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Mr Justice Mann heard the final closing submissions from the BBC’s Counsel, Gavin Millar QC.   Judgment was reserved and will be handed down at a later date. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 12, “Intrusive questioning added insult to injury” – Media Lawyer

9 05 2018

Lawyers representing Sir Cliff Richard have criticised the BBC over the way the singer was questioned about his “religious and political beliefs” during a High Court trial. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 11, Footage of raid was intrusive says ex-police chief – Media Lawyer

27 04 2018

The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has said he thought BBC footage of the force’s raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home was “intrusive” when he watched it while on holiday in Wales. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 10. BBC had “Public interest responsibility” over coverage of search – Media Lawyer

26 04 2018

The BBC’s director of news and current affairs has told a High Court judge that journalists had a public interest responsibility to cover a police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home. Fran Unsworth told Mr Justice Mann at a High Court trial in London that the BBC had a responsibility to report but also to be sensitive. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 9, Editor “not concerned” by raid helicopter footage – Media Lawyer

25 04 2018

A senior BBC editor told Mr Justice Mann that he had no concerns about the broadcasting of images taken from a helicopter during coverage of a police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home nearly four years ago. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 8, Editor: BBC could have faced criticism for not reporting investigation – Media Lawyer

24 04 2018

The BBC might have faced criticism if it had not reported that Sir Cliff Richard was the subject of a police investigation, an editor has told a High Court judge.  Gary Smith told Mr Justice Mann that the BBC could have been accused of not reporting a matter of high public interest because the singer was a high-profile figure. Read the rest of this entry »