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By its very nature, the majority of Carter-Ruck’s pre-publication and privacy-related work is confidential and must remain so. However, a selection of recent media and defamation work highlights which are in the public domain is set out below.
Guy Martin was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row about the estate of Marvin Gaye's successful claim of breach of copyright against Pharrell Williams.
The case, tried in the Los Angeles court, concerned Gaye's 1977 disco single Got to Give it Up and Williams' 2013 single Blurred Lines.
Click here to listen to the interview (starts at 9 minutes 36 seconds)
The High Court has decided that claims in libel, misuse of private information and copyright infringement by California-based businessmen Craig Ames and Robert McGee should proceed to trial and that the defendant’s application to strike out should fail.
Do we want a world in which drones fly over our garden walls without permission, photographing whatever their digital cameras behold?
The Guardian has apologised to James Weatherup, a former News of the World journalist, over false allegations made by Nick Davies in his book “Hack Attack”, extracts of which were serialised in the paper in July 2014.
Claire Gill represents Mr Weatherup
Carter-Ruck has consolidated its position in the top tier of Defamation/Reputation Management practices in the UK in the 2015 Chambers Directory and the new edition of Legal 500.
Louisa Donovan has secured damages, an apology and payment of her legal costs following the settlement of her defamation claim against Kate Gibbons.
Click here for link to Telegraph article
Margaret Edwards, former Chief Executive of the Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has secured substantial damages, apologies and costs from the publisher of the Mail on Sunday over false allegations published in the newspaper and on the MailOnline website.
Margaret Edwards was represented by Ruth Collard and Isabella Piasecka
Click here to the read the apology
The Sunday Times has published a full apology and agreed to pay Kate and Gerry McCann £55,000 in libel damages (all of which they will donate to charity), over completely false allegations that they had kept secret from the investigating authorities crucial evidence relating to their daughter’s abduction.
The McCanns were represented by Adam Tudor and Zoe Brocket
Click here for press release
See BBC article here
See Press Gazette article here
The CPS has apologised and paid substantial damages to Michael Mates, the former MP for East Hampshire, after wrongly accusing him of an electoral offence when he stood as a candidate in the election for Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire in 2012.
Click here to read apology
See Daily Mail article here
See BBC article here
See Portsmouth.co.uk article here
See Hampshire Chronicle article here