The BBC has turned to Gavin Millar QC of the Matrix Chambers to lead their stonewall defence against Sir Cliff Richard's claim for damages for breach of privacy and loss of earnings.
Gavin has recently won - for The Sun, in Plebgate, against Andrew Mitchell - and lost - for The Sun on Sunday against mysterious injunction celebrity PJS. In the past, Gavin gave ad hoc advice to brother-in-law Alastair Campbell during l'affaire Gilligan, when Al thought he'd have Auntie for libel. He said calm down.
Gavin, along with Andrew Scott, is author of the seminal "Newsgathering: Law, Regulation and the Public Interest".