Brook House: High Court rules immigration detainees abused by G4S staff can seek public inquiry – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in assault, BBC, detention, immigration, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled immigration detainees allegedly abused at the hands of staff at Brook House removal centre are allowed to seek an independent inquiry from the Home Office.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2019

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Important public interest matters to be aired in Paradise Papers trial, says judge – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in BBC, disclosure, documents, law firms, media, news, public interest by tracey

‘Important matters of public interest are likely to be aired in a trial that has been brought against the Guardian and the BBC for their reporting of the Paradise Papers investigation, a senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2018

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Litigant’s claim struck out for discussing case during break in giving evidence – a cautionary tale – Transparency Project

Posted April 19th, 2018 in appeals, BBC, employment tribunals, evidence, media, news, striking out, witnesses by sally

‘It’s one of the cardinal rules of court procedure: once you’ve entered the witness box and started to give evidence, you mustn’t discuss the case with anyone outside court, if there’s a break in the proceedings, until you’ve finished giving evidence.’

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Transparency Project, 15th April 2018

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High Court rejects BBC’s bid to move Paradise Papers case to media list – Litigation Futures

Posted January 29th, 2018 in BBC, civil procedure rules, courts, documents, media, news by sally

‘Offshore law firm Appleby has won the first skirmish in its case against the BBC and The Guardian newspaper over the ‘Paradise Papers’ leak, after the High Court refused the defendants’ bid to move the case from the Chancery Division to the media and communications list.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th January 2018

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Paradise Papers legal action against BBC and Guardian condemned – The Guardian

‘Two of the key media partners in the Paradise Papers investigation have condemned the legal action that is seeking to force the Guardian and the BBC to disclose documents used by reporters.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2017

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Ofcom to investigate BBC climate change interview – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in BBC, climate change, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media watchdog Ofcom has launched its first broadcasting standards investigation into the BBC since taking over as its regulator in April.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Sir Cliff Richard and BBC pause legal fight over report – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2017 in BBC, defamation, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC have agreed to try to reach a settlement over coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2017

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BBC attacks Sir Cliff Richard’s ‘grossly unreasonable’ spending on lawyers in his fight for damages against them – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2017 in BBC, costs, damages, defamation, news, proportionality by tracey

‘BBC bosses say Sir Cliff Richard has spent “grossly unreasonable” amounts on lawyers after complaining about reports naming him as a suspected sex offender and taking legal action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2017

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Ex-BBC worker Geoffrey Wheeler guilty of indecent assault – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2017 in assault, BBC, community service, costs, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘An ex-BBC employee who indecently assaulted a woman more than 30 years ago was told his “past has caught up” as he was convicted.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2017

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Facebook ‘failed to remove sexualised images of children’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in BBC, complaints, indecent photographs of children, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform. The chairman of the Commons media committee, Damian Collins, said he had “grave doubts” about the effectiveness of its content moderation systems.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2017

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BBC reporter Sally Chidzoy’s tribunal struck out for ‘unreasonable conduct’ – BBC News

‘A veteran BBC TV reporter who claimed she was the victim of a “witch-hunt” had her employment tribunal case struck out for unreasonable conduct.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2017

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BBC orders urgent investigation into behaviour of TV licence fee collectors amid allegations of underhand tactics – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2017 in BBC, codes of practice, enforcement, fees, licensing, media, news, select committees by tracey

‘The BBC has ordered an urgent investigation into the behaviour of television licence fee collectors amid allegations they are using underhand tactics and aggressive incentive schemes to catch evaders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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BBC reporter Sally Chidzoy’s employment tribunal case struck out – BBC News

‘A BBC TV reporter who claimed she was the victim of a “witch-hunt” has had her case struck out by an employment tribunal.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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Sentencing changes may raise speeding fines but relax TV licence penalty – The Guardian

‘Motorists convicted of speeding will face higher fines related to their income while people who fail to pay their TV licences could avoid financial penalties in future, under new sentencing guidelines introduced for magistrates.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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BBC disputes Cliff Richard payout claim over police raid coverage – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2016 in BBC, compensation, complaints, media, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘BBC bosses have drawn up a defence case after Sir Cliff Richard took legal action in the wake of reports naming him as a suspected sex offender. They deny the singer is entitled to compensation after publicity about a raid on his home in August 2014. Detail of the BBC’s defence has emerged in paperwork lodged by lawyers at the high court in London pending any court hearings.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Ofcom clears BBC’s Remembrance Sunday Marine Le Pen interview – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in BBC, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘A BBC interview with the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has been cleared by the media regulator over complaints that it was inappropriate and disrespectful to air it on Remembrance Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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David Baddiel show breached rules with jokes on Queen’s sex life – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in BBC, codes of practice, media, news by sally

‘Jokes about the Queen’s sex life on David Baddiel’s Radio 4 show and Fox News host Sean Hannity’s coverage of the US election have been found in breach of UK broadcasting rules.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Sir Cliff Richard lodges papers suing BBC and police – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2016 in BBC, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Singer Sir Cliff Richard is suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after being investigated over allegations of historical sexual assault. Legal papers were filed at the High Court in London on Thursday. They list Sir Cliff as a claimant, and the BBC and chief constable of South Yorkshire Police as defendants.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2016

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Conviction: Murder at the Station review – a gripping search for truth – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in BBC, media, murder, news by sally

‘Did Roger Kearney really kill his lover in 2008, or is he serving a life sentence on little direct evidence? This BBC two-parter allows the viewer to judge both sides of the argument.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in barristers, BBC, domestic violence, legal profession, media, news, solicitors, trials by sally

‘Leading solicitors have complained they are being sidelined by The Archers’ trial plot which has given those accused of crimes unrealistic expectations from barristers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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