Kirsty Gallacher wins libel and privacy battle

On 23 December 2016, The Sun published an article relating to private medical matters concerning Russells’ client, the popular Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher. As a result, proceedings were issued the same day in order to prevent the repetition and viral spread of the allegations.

Less than three months later and two days before their Defence was due to be served, The Sun published an Apology, agreed to pay costs and agreed to give suitable undertakings to Kirsty Gallacher.

More details of the claim can be found here: –

Sky’s Kirsty Gallacher sues The Sun over ’embarrassing’ story headlined: ‘Thirsty Kirsty TV collapse’

Sun issues apology to Sky’s Kirsty Gallacher after her £100k libel claim for ‘Thirsty Kirsty TV Collapse’ story

The Apology (which was also published in hard copy) can be read at:

Apology: Kirsty Gallacher

Kirsty Gallacher was represented by John Reid and Callum Galbraith of Russells’ Privacy and Reputation Management team, who instructed Sara Mansoori of Matrix Chambers as Counsel for the claim.