What happened at the hearing when Johnny Depp’s legal team asked for permission to appeal the decision in the libel case he brought against the Sun’s owners because the Sun claimed he was abusive towards Amber Heard?
By John Brace (Editor)
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)
First publication date: 22nd March 2021, 9:30 (GMT).
Please note that comments are turned off due to the ongoing nature of this case and associated reporting restrictions.
Earlier pieces published in this same case:-
Mr Justice Nicol heard 2 applications from Johnny Depp’s barrister David Sherborne for relief from sanctions and an application for third party disclosure from Amber Heard (6th July 2020)
Adam Wolanski QC asked Nicol J at a High Court of Justice hearing (Thursday 25th June 2020) to strike out the Johnny Depp libel claim against The Sun newspaper (and Sun journalist Dan Wootton) alleging a breach of an earlier disclosure order of Nicol J (29th June 2020)
The Hon. Mr Justice Nicol asked to agree to 4 further witnesses (Miss Vanessa Paradis, Miss Winona Ryder, Mr David Killackey and Miss Kate James) in Johnny Depp/The Sun Newspaper libel case (16th May 2020)
The Hon. Mr Justice Nicol agreed privacy order in Johnny Depp/The Sun Newspaper libel trial allowing Amber Heard and another witness to give some evidence during the libel trial in private (with reporting restrictions) (10th April 2020)
This is a report on the permission to appeal hearing held on Thursday 18th March 2021 in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) (London, England, United Kingdom) before Lord Justice Underhill (Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division) and Lord Justice Dingemans.
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