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New financial sanctions reporting requirements

Accountants, tax advisers, estate agents and other businesses need to be aware of the European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 ("the Regulations") which came into force on 8th August 2017.

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Telegraph apologises to Haras Ahmed and pays substantial damages over false extremism allegation

Mr Haras Ahmed has received from the Telegraph a public apology, substantial libel damages and his legal costs for false allegations made in an article by Andrew Gilligan, that he was a Muslim extremist who had sought to undermine the government’s fight against terror. The Telegraph now accepts that that these allegations are wholly without foundation and that Mr Ahmed is "in no way himself an extremist".

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Queen’s speech includes International Sanctions Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May has introduced the Queen’s Speech by announcing a series of bills stated to be "geared towards making a success of Brexit". Among these Bills are new laws on international sanctions. The International Sanctions Bill will return decision-making powers on non-UN sanctions from the EU to the UK after the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Rached Ghannouchi

Long-standing Carter-Ruck client Rached Ghannouchi has instructed the firm to take action in relation to a news report broadcast by Sky News Arabia on 9 June 2017.

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Mexican Attorney Receives Apology and Damages From The Guardian Over False Corruption Allegations

Ms Aurora Pierdant, an experienced lawyer practising in Mexico, has received a public apology, libel damages and costs after she was the subject of an inaccurate and defamatory article published in the Guardian on 9 August 2016.

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The Supreme Court decision in Flood, Miller and Frost: a claimant lawyer’s perspective

There is an old saying that when a woman is forced to choose between two men, she opts for the third, and so it is with the Supreme Court’s decision in Times Newspapers Ltd v Flood, Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd, and Frost and others v MGN Ltd [2017] UKSC 33.

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Carter-Ruck announces three new partner promotions

The firm is delighted to announce that Antonia Foster, Miranda Rushton and Rebecca Toman have been promoted to the Carter-Ruck partnership. 

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CEO and Founder of Islam Channel awarded £140,000 in libel damages over false terrorism allegation

The High Court has awarded Mohamed Ali Harrath, the CEO and Founder of the Islam Channel, £140,000 in libel damages against the Stand for Peace website and its director, Samuel Westrop, over false allegations that Mr Harrath was guilty of terrorism.

As well as awarding very substantial damages the judge, Sir David Eady, also confirmed in his reasoned judgment that "there was simply no evidence to support the allegation of terrorism" and that "the sum awarded should be such as to leave interested onlookers in no doubt as to the baselessness of the Defendants’ charge against [Mr Harrath]"

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Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year

Nigel Tait has been awarded the accolade of Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Defamation (London).

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Carter-Ruck named 2017 Media Law Firm of the Year (England) in Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards

Carter-Ruck has been named 2017 Media Law Firm of the Year (England) in the Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards. Senior Partner Cameron Doley was also named Public International Law Lawyer of the Year

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Carter-Ruck named 2017 Media Law Firm of the Year (England) in Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards

Carter-Ruck has been named 2017 Media Law Firm of the Year (England) in the Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards.

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Cameron Doley has been named 2017 Public International Law Lawyer of the year

Cameron Doley has been named 2017 Public International Law Lawyer of the year (England) in the Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards.

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BBC broadcasts full apology and pays substantial libel damages to Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin

The BBC has apologised and paid very substantial libel damages to Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin (one of the founding members of the Muslim Council of Britain and a past Chairman of the charity Muslim Aid) over false allegations that Mr Mueen-Uddin had advocated the lynching of Salman Rushdie during the infamous “Satanic Verses” affair.

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Law Society Gazette – “Lawyer in the News”

Carter-Ruck Partner Adam Tudor has been featured in the Law Society Gazette over the firm’s representation of the Mahmood family in their complaints against the Mail and Katie Hopkins.

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Katie Hopkins and Mail apologise and Mail pays £150,000 to Mahmood family over “Disneyland” libels

MailOnline and its columnist Katie Hopkins have today published a full apology to the Mahmood family and the Mail has paid £150,000 in libel damages, as well as agreeing to pay their legal costs.  Ms Hopkins has also apologised on Twitter to her 650,000 followers. 

The complaint related to two articles written by Ms Hopkins and published by MailOnline in December 2015,  following the refusal by the US authorities  to allow a number of members of the Mahmood family, who are Muslims, to board a flight for the USA. The family were going on holiday and had planned a trip to Disneyland.

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