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Carter-Ruck advised an LSE student who participated in a visit to North Korea, which found itself at the centre of a much-publicised row between the LSE and the BBC.
The student and her father were represented by Isabel Martorell
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Fresh Consulting and Support Limited, a company which provides computer services and products to schools and businesses, has succeeded in its libel complaint against the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Fresh Consulting were advised by Nigel Tait and Zoe Brocket
Click here to read the Statement in Open Court
The Court of Appeal has refused Tanzanian businessman Reginald Mengi permission to appeal Mr Justice Bean’s dismissal of his libel claim against Sarah Hermitage. Lord Justice Maurice Kay concluded that Mr Justice Bean had “disbelieved and rejected” the evidence adduced by Mr Mengi.
Andrew Stephenson, Dominic Garner and Helena Shipman acted for Sarah Hermitage under a conditional fee agreement
Sir Benjamin Slade has received a full apology over false allegations which were published on the website of Sedgemoor District Council concerning an application to hold a festival on Sir Benjamin’s land at Maunsel House in Somerset, which is a venue for weddings and festivals.
Claire Gill represented Sir Benjamin
Click here for the Council’s apology
Click here to read the Telegraph's coverage of the case
Nicola Takieddine has received an apology and a sum in damages from the French language daily newspaper, Libération.
Click here to read the Statement in open Court
Elena Ambrosiadou, founder and CEO of the IKOS hedge fund, has succeeded in her privacy claim against her estranged husband Martin Coward.
Ms Ambrosiadou is represented by Nigel Tait, Isabel Martorell and Lucy Middleton
Click here to read the press release and Statement in Open Court
In a Times article by Alex Wade "Will costs reforms end access to justice for those without means?" (17 January 2013) Andrew Stephenson explains how new legislation may mean that defendants such as Sarah Hermitage will not be able to get the legal representation their cases deserve and need.
Former Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Yates has succeeded in his libel complaint against Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Mr Yates was represented by Ruth Collard and Luke Staiano
Click here to read the Daily Mail's coverage of the case
Carter-Ruck has successfully settled claims on behalf of victims of News of the World phone hacking, with each client obtaining a substantial sum in damages.
Click here to read the press release in relation to the James Blunt settlement
Click here to read the Guardian's coverage of the James Blunt settlement
The Sunday Times has reported the settlement of a libel action brought by Adam Ingram, the former Labour MP and Minister of State.
Mr Ingram was represented by Andrew Stephenson and Lucy Middleton
See here for Sunday Times report of 16 December 2012
See here for Statement in Open Court
Carter-Ruck is representing Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, in libel proceedings brought by Lord McAlpine of West Green.
Click here to read more on the Telegraph website
On 26 November 2012 Associate Stevie Loughrey was quoted in an article by Times Legal Editor, Frances Gibb, regarding reforming contempt laws to make them relevant in the internet age.
Click here to view the article