Posted on 23 April 2015 by
Last year has been identified as the second worst year on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.
Posted on 17 April 2015 by Carter-Ruck
Politicians will be in the spotlight more than ever as the general election, set for Thursday 7 May, approaches. Likely as not, they will accept what is said and written about them as part of the rough and tumble of British politics. Politicians are not people who go into public life with thin skins. But sometimes, the media go too far.
Posted on 13 March 2015 by
As the new serious harm requirement begins to take shape, we are reminded that publication to even just a few people can provide a basis for a libel action.
Posted on 23 February 2015 by
The government wants to send a clear signal that sharing images without consent is unacceptable; the challenge is keeping up with technology.
Posted on 18 February 2015 by
Do we want a world in which drones fly over our garden walls without permission, photographing whatever their digital cameras behold?
Posted on 13 February 2015 by
You've read about the huge fines the regulators have levied on banks for manipulating forex benchmarks, but how do those businesses affected by bank misconduct recover their losses?
Posted on 07 January 2015 by
The recent removal of Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi from US sanctions last month following a 13-year legal battle brings to the fore the significant financial and reputational risks and challenges faced by high net worth individuals under threat of targeted sanctions.
Posted on 18 December 2014 by Carter-Ruck
Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court, sitting without a jury, recently ruled against former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell in his libel claim against News Group Newspapers for publishing a story alleging that he had called PC Rowland a ‘pleb’. Nigel Tait, a partner at Carter-Ruck, along with associate Isabella Piasecka, considers the decision and the wider issues of judges acting as jurors.