Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 3, Raid information “came from police source” – Media Lawyer

17 04 2018

The third day of the trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued yesterday before Mr Justice Mann with evidence for the claimant from two police witnesses.   Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 April 2018

16 04 2018

On Friday 13 April 2018 Warby J handed down public and private judgments in two “right to be forgotten” cases: NT1 and NT2 v Google (public judgment [2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). There was also a “Press Summary” [pdf] of the judgment.  Read the rest of this entry »





Defendants should not be gleeful at prospect of Supreme Court allowing appeal on defamation test in Lachaux case – Greg Callus

15 04 2018

There is a sneaking suspicion among some media lawyers that our cases seem to get permission to appeal to the higher courts more regularly than one might expect. Maybe it’s the fast-changing nature of media and communications law in the digital era; maybe it’s the sparkle and pizzazz of celebrities and gossip which brightens the day of overworked appellate judges. Read the rest of this entry »






Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Privacy Trial, Day 2, Sir Cliff’s Evidence – Media Lawyer

14 04 2018

The second day of the trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC took place yesterday before Mr Justice Mann.  Sir Cliff Richard has told the judge he felt “forever tainted” following BBC coverage of a police raid on his home.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: High Court orders “delisting” by Google in “right to be forgotten” case

13 04 2018

In a judgment handed down at the High Court today, Mr Justice Warby has ordered Google LLC to delist eleven URLs referring to a spent conviction of a businessman known as NT2. The claim brought by the other claimant, NT1.  A joint public judgment was given in both cases ([2018] EWHC 799 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Privacy Trial, Day 1, Opening Submissions

13 04 2018

The trial in the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC began today before Mr Justice Mann in Court 15 of the Rolls Building.  The day was taken up with the opening submissions of Justin Rushbrooke QC for Sir Cliff and Gavin Millar QC for the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »