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 »





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 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 »





Case Preview: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Privacy trial arising out of reporting of “police raid” to begin 12 April 2018

10 04 2018

The trial of the privacy and data protection claims brought by Sir Cliff Richard against the BBC will begin on Thursday 12 April 2018 before Mr Justice Mann. The trial is listed for 10 days.  The trial will deal with a number of new and important issues concerning privacy and the reporting of police investigations. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Statements in open court in defamation and privacy claims – Max Campbell

5 07 2017

In Sir Cliff Richard OBE v the BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police ([2017] EWHC 1648 (Ch)), Mr Justice Mann reviewed the law on statements in open court, and the grounds upon which the court might refuse to permit them. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Judge orders Metropolitan Police to provide information to BBC in Cliff Richard privacy case

4 04 2017

At a hearing on 3 April 2017, Mr Justice Mann made an order that the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) provide information about Operation Yewtree to the BBC, the first defendant in to a privacy claim brought by Sir Cliff Richard. Read the rest of this entry »