BBC agrees to pay Cliff Richard's legal bills over South Yorkshire Police raid privacy dispute

Sir Cliff Richard.Sir Cliff Richard.
Sir Cliff Richard.
The BBC has agreed to pay lawyers' bills run up by Sir Cliff Richard during their High Court privacy dispute, a judge has been told.

A lawyer representing Sir Cliff gave Mr Justice Mann the news at a High Court hearing in London today.

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Sir Cliff told the trial he had spent more than £3 million on the case.

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Barrister Gavin Millar QC, who leads the BBC legal team, said it was "appropriate" for the BBC to pay legal costs incurred by Sir Cliff relating to issues determined as a result of a trial earlier this year.

The singer denied the claim and was never arrested or charged.

Earlier this month Mr Justice Mann ruled in Sir Cliff's favour following a trial in London.