Case Law: Monir v Wood, UKIP branch chairman liable for defamatory tweet posted by vice-chair – Media Lawyer

3 01 2019

In the case of Monir v Wood ([2018] EWHC 3525 (QB)) Mr Justice Nicklin held that a former chairman of UKIP’s Bristol branch was liable for a defamatory message posted on its Twitter account because the author of the tweet was acting as his agent. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Morgan v Associated Newspapers, Defendant required to re-plead opinion defence – Media Lawyer

15 12 2018

The newspaper being sued by a wealthy businessman over allegations relating to his purchase of homes intended as affordable housing has been told it must re-plead its defence to his libel claim. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Alsaifi v Newcastle College Group and Board of Governors, Libel Claim Lecturer wins appeal to fight on – Media Lawyer

18 08 2018

In the case of Alsaifi v Newcastle College Group and Board of Governors ([2018] EWHC 1954 (QB)) a lecturer who was banned from teaching then won an appeal overturning that decision has succeeded with an appeal against a Master’s decision to dismiss his defamation claim against the college at which he once worked. 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 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 »