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Business and human rights: The UN’s principles and OECD guidelines

Posted on 26 October 2016 by Miranda Rushton

Miranda Rushton, Senior Associate, has written an article for the Solicitors Journal on why businesses should put measures in place to ensure that they adhere to human rights standards.

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Economou v De Freitas: Further guidance on the statutory defence of public interest

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Isabella Piasecka

In what was the first full trial of the statutory defence of public interest introduced by the Defamation Act 2013, Mr Justice Warby in Economou v De Freitas shed light on the extent to which it reflects the old, common law defence.

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Simpson v MGN: Isolating the defamatory sting

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Isabella Piasecka

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal threatens to roll back progress towards the faster resolution of disputes by way of preliminary hearings. Since the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013, and with it the effective abolition of jury trials, Judges now have more scope to make early decisions on issues such as meaning.

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The Risks of De-risking

Posted on 01 July 2016 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

In March of this year, Wafic Saïd issued a High Court claim against Barclays, with whom he had banked for over 40 years, after the billionaire philanthropist was given notice of the imminent closure of various accounts connected with him, his family, and most importantly the Saïd Foundation, an English charity.

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“PJS” successful in landmark Supreme Court privacy case

Posted on 07 June 2016 by Rebecca Toman

In what is considered by many commentators to be the most important privacy law decision of the decade, Carter-Ruck acted for the Claimant, “PJS” in his successful appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Carter-Ruck clients successful in substantial interest rate hedging product consequential loss claim

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Ruth Collard

Two Carter-Ruck clients have received substantial consequential redress awards under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Interest Rate Hedging Product Review.

MJH Executive Homes Limited and MJH Investments Limited are small businesses which buy and develop residential property sites. In 2007 their owner, Mr Michael Hartnett, approached Allied Irish Banks (‘the Bank’) for loans to cover two new developments.

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Leading genealogical research company obtains pre-action disclosure order in “Heir Hunters” dispute

Posted on 01 March 2016 by Adam Tudor | Dominic Garner

Anglia Research Services, a leading genealogical research company, and its director Philip Turvey, have obtained a pre-action disclosure order against Finders International and its Managing Director Daniel Curran  (a regular participant in the BBC’s “Heir Hunters” programme).

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Iran: our government must ensure UK is open for trade

Posted on 04 February 2016 by Guy Martin

With sanctions lifted, Iran is back in business - we must be ready to make the most of the opportunities.

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Technology to drive media law in 2016

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Claire Gill

If the courts will be kept busy by privacy claims, they’re likely to be busier still dealing with data-protection breaches

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Lessons learned from 2015: Are social media accounts as private as we would like?

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

Last year’s Carter-Silk/Proudman debate raises a number of interesting issues about how private social media accounts are treated by journalists.

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Proceed with cautious optimism in Iran

Posted on 11 January 2016 by Miranda Rushton

After more than a decade of negotiations, 2015 proved a breakthrough year in the normalisation of relations between Iran and the international community.

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What popstar Niall Horan’s case teaches us about defamation

Posted on 23 December 2015 by Claire Gill

Popstar Niall Horan of One Direction fame has won the right to pursue a libel case against a tabloid paper for the insinuation he had used hard drugs. The case raises interesting questions for all individuals in the public eye as to how papers report on 'celeb' or people news and the troublesome issue of meaning.

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MGN loses appeal against Mann J’s judgment in the Mirror Group Phone Hacking Litigation

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The appeal was against the quantum of damages awarded by Mann J in a judgment dated 21 May 2015. Mann J had awarded a total of almost £1.25 million to 8 claimants including Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne.

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Carter-Ruck client wins High Court preliminary issues trial on meaning & serious harm to reputation

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The High Court has found in favour of the claimant, Sam Theedom, a recruitment consultant, in a preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm in a defamation case – one of the first trials on the question of what amounts to “serious harm” for the purposes of section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 and the first preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm to date in which the claimant has been completely successful.

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Claims against Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ cases

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is acting against Google, Inc., ('Google') on behalf of a number of clients pursuing claims under the ‘right to be forgotten’ principles.  The actions relate to Google’s refusals to remove links to inaccurate or irrelevant data on the internet.

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