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.
Read the judgment here
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.
Posted on 17 December 2015 by
Claire Gill and Stevie Loughrey explain the importance of having a reputation management strategy when pursuing commercial litigation.
Posted on 08 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck
Iran’s implementation day is expected to be first quarter of 2016, and investors will be watching what happens with interest. World Finance speaks with solicitor Guy Martin, who says the Persian state should be approached with caution.
This interview was first published on World Finance on 8 December 2015
Posted on 07 December 2015 by
Guy Martin, partner and head of international law, highlights the four key reasons holding Iran back as an investment potential following the lifting of sanctions earlier this summer.
Posted on 24 November 2015 by
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.
Posted on 19 November 2015 by
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.
This article by Adam Tudor and Isabella Piasecka was first published in the Press Gazette on 18 October 2015
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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.
This article by Rebecca Toman was first published in the Huffington Post on 9 October 2015.
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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.
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.
Posted on 04 November 2015 by
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.
This article by Rebecca Toman was first published in the Huffington Post on 26 August 2015.
Posted on 02 November 2015 by
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.
Posted on 02 November 2015 by Carter-Ruck
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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The Bristol Mercantile Court on 30 July 2015 produced a judgment with potentially far reaching effect for those businesses caught up in the mis-sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products (“IRHPs”) and the FCA instigated Review (“the Review”) into the same.
This article was first published in the Law Society Gazette.