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European Union General Court rules EU Syria sanctions unlawful, citing Kadi II (ECJ)

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Carter-Ruck

The General Court of the EU has annulled the listings of three Syrian businessmen, and one company, from sanctions the EU imposed against them under its Syrian sanctions regime. In doing so the Court relied on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) July 2013 decision in what has become known as Kadi II , the decision whereby the ECJ upheld the successful challenge by Carter-Ruck client Sheikh Yassin Kadi to EU sanctions that were imposed on him. Kadi II has become a leading authority in the field of challenges to targeted sanctions.

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Plebgate — how new libel laws have changed the defamation landscape

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Adam Tudor

This article by Adam Tudor was first published in The Times on 27 November 2014.

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The Telegraph – “Why is the Muslim charity Interpal being blacklisted as a terrorist organisation?”

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Carter-Ruck

Longstanding Carter-Ruck client Interpal is the subject of an article in the Telegraph by Peter Oborne and Alex Delmar-Morgan.

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Essay prize – Peter Smith

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Carter-Ruck

We’re delighted to announce that Peter Smith, an employed barrister with the firm, has won the 2014 Jonathan Brock Memorial Essay Prize Competition.

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The dubious effect of LASPO

Posted on 22 November 2014 by Carter-Ruck

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 came into force on 1 April last year. Unfortunately, it was not an April Fool’s joke.

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