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 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 7, Reporter: I had an understanding with detective over Sir Cliff Raid – Media Lawyer

22 04 2018

A BBC reporter had an “understanding” with a senior detective over a search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home, a court heard on Friday 20 April 2018. Dan Johnson broke the story about the apartment being raided following an allegation of child sexual assault. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 5, Sir Cliff “Faced Crisis Situation”, Reporter “Guessed the Singer’s Name” – Media Lawyer

19 04 2018

The fifth day of the trial of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC saw the conclusion of the claimant’s case and the first witness for the BBC. The Judge heard evidence from Sir Cliff’s solicitor and PR advisor and from the journalist who had broken the story. 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 »





Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Transgender Escort wins right to harassment damages – Media Lawyer

9 02 2018

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2018] EWHC 121 (QB)) a transgender woman who works as an escort has won the right to a damages payout – if she can trace her anonymous online abuser. The claimant, identified only as GYH, was granted an injunction in December to protect her privacy after being subjected to a “campaign of harassment”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Pannu v Carter, Taxi driver’s slander case fails over special damages issue – Media Lawyer

30 12 2017

In the case of Pannu v Carter ([2017] EWHC 3270 (QB)) a taxi-driver failed in a bid to sue a partner in a competitor firm for slander because he was unable to demonstrate that he had suffered special damage – a measurable financial loss – as a result of the alleged publication. Read the rest of this entry »