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Fraud and Dishonesty at the highest level of RBS

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

High Court grants permission to plead fraud in LIBOR Claim against RBS

This article explains the significance and potential ramifications of Birrs J’s judgment for any business that is, or is considering, bringing a claim for the mis-sale of LIBOR-based financial products.

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There are good reasons for an outright ban on naming arrested persons prior to charge

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Adam Tudor | Isabella Piasecka

In the wake of juries finding that eleven Sun journalists were not guilty of misconduct in a public office offences, Operation Elveden stands accused. Lawyers for the cleared journalists say the Metropolitan Police made a "monumental error" in pursuing the case. Given its cost - reported to be some £30m - they may well have a point.

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It Ain’t What They Call You…

Posted on 10 November 2015 by Rebecca Toman

Facebook's "real name" policy is in the headlines. The policy limits individuals to one account each and requires that those accounts be held under their "authentic identity." The policy has its advocates and its detractors.

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High frequency trading and dark pools

Posted on 09 November 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

This article explains the potential causes of action available to investors in dark pools that consider they may have suffered loss at the hands of HFT firms.

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Crime and Courts Act: provisions on exemplary damages relevant in libel and privacy claims in force

Posted on 04 November 2015 by Carter-Ruck

On 3 November 2015 sections 34-36 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 came into force. Their purpose is to restrict the circumstances in which exemplary damages may be awarded against ‘relevant publishers’ in relation to claims for libel, slander, breach of confidence, misuse of private information, malicious falsehood and harassment.

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Revenge Porn: Educate to Help the Private Stay Private

Posted on 04 November 2015 by Rebecca Toman

Revenge porn; a rather nasty name for an even nastier crime, is a spiteful act, and a gross violation of trust and privacy. The damage and distress caused by revenge porn, whilst not physical harm, is still most definitely real.

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Facebook’s real name policy: is there a legal right to anonymity or pseudonymity online?

Posted on 02 November 2015 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

A coalition of human rights organisations around the world has called for Facebook to reconsider its ‘real name’ policy, alleged to be causing unequal treatment and protection for Facebook users.

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2016 editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

Posted on 02 November 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck’s three core practices areas have been commended in the 2016 editions of the two main independent legal directories; Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Carter-Ruck is recognised as a leading firm in Public International Law and Banking Litigation and has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management.

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