The BBC has agreed to pay legal professionals’ payments run up by Sir Cliff Richard throughout their excessive court docket privateness dispute, a decide has been instructed. A lawyer representing the singer gave Mr Justice Mann the information at a excessive court docket listening to in London on Thursday. Justin Rushbrooke QC didn’t give an total determine, however mentioned BBC chiefs had agreed to pay £850,000. Richard instructed the trial he had spent greater than £3m on the case. Gavin Millar QC, who leads the BBC authorized workforce, mentioned it was applicable for the BBC to pay authorized prices incurred by Richard regarding points decided on account of the trial earlier this yr. The singer sued the company over its protection of a South Yorkshire police raid on his dwelling in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014, following a sexual assault allegation. Mann dominated in his favour earlier this month following a trial in London. The decide concluded that the protection was a “very critical” privateness invasion and awarded Richard £210,000 in damages.
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