Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 129 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2018] EWHC 104 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Rose J

Representation Hugh Tomlinson QC and Lorna Skinner (instructed by Osborne Clark LLP) for Appleby.
  Catrin Evans QC and Jonathan Scherbel-Ball (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP) for the BBC.
  Gavin Miller QC and David Glen (instructed by Guardian News and Media Ltd, Editorial Legal Services) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 26 January 2018


Practice - Transfer of proceedings between divisions of High Court - Application to transfer claim

The Case

Practice Transfer of proceedings between divisions of High Court. The application of the first defendant BBC to have a claim against it transferred from the Business list of the Chancery Division to the Media and Communications List in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court was unsuccessful. The Chancery Division held that there was no significant difference between the venues, and both were sufficiently experienced and able to address the issues that the case, which concerned the alleged use and publication of information in the claimant's database, was likely to raise.

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