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Kate and Gerry McCann

The Sunday Times has published a full apology and agreed to pay Kate and Gerry McCann £55,000 in libel damages over false allegations that they had kept secret crucial evidence relating to their daughter's abduction.

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Carter-Ruck swaps claims pass through £1 billion mark

As the Times reported on 21 November 2013, Carter-Ruck is now handling claims involving hedging products totalling more than £1 billion.

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Carter-Ruck

One of the UK's best-known law firms, Carter-Ruck has a longstanding reputation for its expertise in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. We are recognised as the UK's pre-eminent media law practice, while our work in the commercial litigation and international law sectors is also regarded as being of the highest calibre.

Our lawyers are known for being dynamic, determined and thorough in pursuing our clients' objectives and protecting their interests. A large number of our cases attract the attention of the world's media and we are well-used to dealing with the challenges that this presents.

Carter-Ruck's practice is truly global in nature and its lawyers have considerable experience and expertise in cases having either a multi-jurisdictional or a political/diplomatic angle. At any one time our lawyers are engaged in litigation relating to 50 countries or more.

Media Law Media Law

Carter-Ruck has unrivalled expertise in advising individuals and organisations who find themselves subject to adverse or intrusive media coverage and who need fast and reliable advice, whether pre- or post-publication.

The firm's media law practice is the best-known in the country. Its claimant practice is described in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as "without doubt the outstanding law firm in this area by some distance". Our lawyers have secured many of the highest ever damages awards in those fields, as well as unprecedented front page and broadcast apologies.

International Law International Law

Our International Law team has extensive experience in litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory matters involving an international or diplomatic context.

Our clients include governments, heads of state, leading political figures from across the world, commercial entities and individuals requiring specialist advice on international issues.

While much of our work is conducted before the UK courts and by way of arbitration, the firm also has cases proceeding in the European Court of Justice, before the United Nations and in the courts of a host of overseas jurisdictions.

Commercial Litigation Commercial Litigation

We have considerable experience in a very wide range of commercial disputes and are ideally positioned to handle high-value and complex commercial litigation.

The firm has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. Our international expertise means we are well suited to advise on multi-jurisdictional disputes and to conduct international arbitrations and litigation in courts overseas.

In certain cases we are able to act on a no win, no fee basis or to arrange third party funding or after the event insurance cover to support a claim.