Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded substantial damages
Richard OBE v BBC & Anor  EWHC 1837 (Ch)
- Related Member(s):
- Gavin Millar QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Media and Information Law
- Chancery Division
Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC and will be awarded substantial damages after it reported the singer was being investigated over historic child sex assault claims. South Yorkshire Police had disclosed to the BBC that Richard was under investigation for alleged sexual offences involving a minor, and of the date, time and place of an intended search by them of his English property.
The Court held that the BBC was much more responsible than South Yorkshire Police. They share joint damages 65% to 35%, respectively.
Gavin Millar QC was involved in this case.
 EWHC 1837 (Ch)https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cliff-richard-v-bbc-judgment.pdf
Court's Press Summaryhttps://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cliff-richard-v-bbc-summary.pdf