No Court Transfer For ‘Paradise Papers’ Case

Following an application made by the BBC and supported by the Guardian, the British Court has declined to order a transfer of the Appleby “Paradise Papers” matter to another Court, stating both Courts are “sufficiently experienced and able to address the issues.”

Mrs Justice Rose dismissed the application to remove the case from the Chancery Division and to have it heard in the Media and Communications List of the Queen’s Bench Division.

Late last year it was confirmed that law firm Appleby is “taking legal action” against the BBC and the Guardian following their reporting of documents in the “Paradise Papers” matter.

The ruling was made by the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, where the BBC and Guardian News are defendants in a case brought by Appleby.

In the ruling, Mrs Justice Rose said, “The Claimant [‘Appleby’] issued a claim form in the High Court on

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