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Leading Sikh Gurdwara President in £160,000 libel success

Gurmail Singh Malhi, President of London’s largest Sikh Gurdwara, has received £160,000 in damages and costs together with an apology from the publisher and Editors of Des Pardes Weekly over publication of false child abuse allegations.

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Economou v De Freitas: Further guidance on the statutory defence of public interest

In what was the first full trial of the statutory defence of public interest introduced by the Defamation Act 2013, Mr Justice Warby in Economou v De Freitas shed light on the extent to which it reflects the old, common law defence.

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Simpson v MGN: Isolating the defamatory sting

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal threatens to roll back progress towards the faster resolution of disputes by way of preliminary hearings. Since the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013, and with it the effective abolition of jury trials, Judges now have more scope to make early decisions on issues such as meaning.

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Carter-Ruck clients obtain interim injunction against the Times

After an application brought on their behalf by Carter-Ruck, the High Court has granted Mark Holyoake and Hotblack Holdings Limited an interim injunction. The injunction restrains the publication of information derived from various documents and correspondence, including without prejudice communications, between the parties in litigation brought by Mark Holyoake and Hotblack Holdings Limited against Nicholas Candy, Christian Candy and others.

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The Risks of De-risking

In March of this year, Wafic Saïd issued a High Court claim against Barclays, with whom he had banked for over 40 years, after the billionaire philanthropist was given notice of the imminent closure of various accounts connected with him, his family, and most importantly the Saïd Foundation, an English charity.

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Solicitor succeeds in claim for breach of privacy against Lewis Silkin LLP

Solicitor Sarah Webb has successfully settled her High Court claim against Lewis Silkin LLP for misuse of private information, receiving damages and costs. Following a contested hearing, Ms Webb also won the right to read a statement in open court which vindicated her decision to sue.

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Soldier receives substantial compensation from Nottingham Post over photograph libel

Lance Bombardier Kerry-Ann Morris has received a public apology, compensation and costs in relation to an article published by the Nottingham Post on its website in June 2015. The article featured a photograph wrongly identifying Morris as her non-identical twin sister, who was tried over the death of a seven-year old girl.

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Wafic Saïd settles Data Protection claim against Barclays

Mr Wafic Saïd, the Syrian businessman and philanthropist, has resolved his legal action against Barclays Bank after the bank apologised publicly to him for the way it ended their banking relationship and clarified the basis for its decision.

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“PJS” successful in landmark Supreme Court privacy case

In what is considered by many commentators to be the most important privacy law decision of the decade, Carter-Ruck acted for the Claimant, “PJS” in his successful appeal to the Supreme Court.

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“PJS” successful in landmark Supreme Court privacy case

In what is considered by many commentators to be the most important privacy law decision of the decade, Carter-Ruck acted for the Claimant, “PJS” in his successful appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Telegraph apologises and pays damages to businessman Mujibul Islam

Mujibul Islam, a businessman based in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, has received substantial damages, an apology and the payment of costs from the publisher of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers, over a series of articles principally by journalist Andrew Gilligan.

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Carter-Ruck clients successful in substantial interest rate hedging product consequential loss claim

Two Carter-Ruck clients have received substantial consequential redress awards under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Interest Rate Hedging Product Review.

The IRHP Review recommended that, including interest, the two companies be awarded in total almost £400,000 in basic redress and a further £825,000 in consequential losses.

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Carter-Ruck clients successful in substantial interest rate hedging product consequential loss claim

Two Carter-Ruck clients have received substantial consequential redress awards under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Interest Rate Hedging Product Review.

MJH Executive Homes Limited and MJH Investments Limited are small businesses which buy and develop residential property sites. In 2007 their owner, Mr Michael Hartnett, approached Allied Irish Banks (‘the Bank’) for loans to cover two new developments.

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City banker successfully strikes out libel claim

A libel claim brought against Carter-Ruck client Piotr Tymula, an employee at Sberbank CIB in London, by former colleague Svetlana Lokhova has been struck out by Mr Justice Dingemans in the High Court.

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Leading genealogical research company obtains pre-action disclosure order in “Heir Hunters” dispute

Anglia Research Services, a leading genealogical research company, and its director Philip Turvey, have obtained a pre-action disclosure order against Finders International and its Managing Director Daniel Curran  (a regular participant in the BBC’s “Heir Hunters” programme) over an alleged dirty tricks campaign by Mr Curran and Finders.  

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