Watch the Rachel Riley libel trial remotely if you can’t attend

The High Court is making it possible for people who want to watch Rachel Riley’s libel trial against me – but cannot attend personally – to see the proceedings remotely.

In order to do so, you need to email [email protected] before 2pm tomorrow – Friday, July 15.

Here’s the text of the court order:

“IT IS ORDERED that:1. Any request for a direction under section 85A(3)(b) of the Courts Act 2003 (‘a transmission direction request’) by any person not taking part in the proceedings (‘an applicant’) for permission to watch or listen to the proceedings remotely must be made by 2pm on Friday 15 July 2022.2. Any transmission direction request should be sent by email to [email protected] and must include the following:a. The full name of the applicant;b. The email address of the applicant;c. Information as to whether the applicant would be located within the jurisdiction of England and Wales at all times when attending the proceedings remotely (if a transmission direction were to be made); and, if not, details of the applicant’s location;d. Any information the applicant wishes to provide in support of the request, including in particular any reason(s) why it is contended that making such a direction would be in the interests of justice; and e. A statement by the applicant in the following terms: “If permitted to attend the hearing remotely, I understand that I must not record or transmit what I see and hear. I understand that it is an offence and may be a contempt of court to do so, and that I may be punished if I were to do so.”3. Unless exceptionally the Court otherwise directs, a transmission direction request made otherwise than in accordance with this Order will not be granted.”

I am assured that the order is for anybody who wants to view the proceedings remotely – the general public, friends and family, press contacts and so on.

Each remote attendee will receive a personal link to the court’s system.

So, even if you can’t attend, you can watch what happens. It may be fun for you to compare what you see with press reports.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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10 thoughts on “Watch the Rachel Riley libel trial remotely if you can’t attend

  1. Alis McCabe

    Hi Mike

    I’m trying to get a link to watch your case next week and the Court has replied requesting the following:
    Subject Header – Case number, parties’ names and any dates relating to an up-coming hearing

    Hopefully you will see this post in time for me to email my request again.

    Good luck for next week – we’re all rooting for you

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Sorry, I’ve only just seen this. Don’t know why you were asked for all this stuff.

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