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 »





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 6, Reporter denies forcing detective’s hand – Media Lawyer

20 04 2018

A BBC reporter has told a High Court judge that he did not force a senior detective into providing information about a raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 4, Sir Cliff seemed “utterly distraught”

18 04 2018

The trial of the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC continued yesterday before Mr Justice Mann at the Rolls Building in London. The claim is for breaches of privacy and data protection rights arising out of the reporting of information about the search of Sir Cliff’s apartment in August 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »