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Guidance on libel for the social media age

Posted on 21 May 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Oliver Cox examines a 76-month libel dispute that gives guidance on defamation in the Facebook era.

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Guy Martin in PR Week: Agency leaders confront idea theft and call for stronger protection

Posted on 17 May 2019 by Guy Martin

Carter-Ruck partner Guy Martin speaks to PR Week on steps agencies can take to avoid their creative ideas being used by clients without acknowledgement or remuneration.

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Every good courtroom drama needs a climax: Helena Shipman in The Times

Posted on 10 May 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck Associate Helena Shipman has been quoted in Edward Fennell's legal column in The Times on the enduring English spectacle of the statement in Open Court.

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Time to step up the war against online abuse: Nigel Tait and Persephone Bridgman Baker in The Times

Posted on 18 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck Head of Media Law Nigel Tait and Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker give their legal perspective to The Times following the recent Mumsnet case.

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Announcing the birth of the ‘Social Media User’ - Oliver Cox in The Times

Posted on 12 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Oliver Cox has been quoted in Edward Fennell’s legal column in The Times on how new legal personae are evolving for defamation proceedings in the internet age.

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Victoria Anderson recognised in the 2019 “Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better” List

Posted on 12 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is delighted to confirm that Victoria Anderson, a solicitor with the firm, has been highlighted in The 2019 "Lawyers Who Are Changing the World for the Better" list, compiled by award winning news platform The Attic, Obelisk's ‘thinking space’.

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Nigel Tait’s 60 second interview with April French Furnell of Citywealth

Posted on 10 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck

April French Furnell of Citywealth speaks to Carter-Ruck's Managing Partner Nigel Tait, about the rise in UHNW clients being blackmailed and still getting a buzz from stopping intrusive or defamatory articles about clients being published.

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‘He tried to strangle me’: Supreme Court says judges must ‘inhabit the world of the Facebook reader’

Posted on 05 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck

On 3 April 2019 the Supreme Court gave its judgment in the case of Stocker v Stocker. Five judges unanimously overturned the 12 February 2018 Court of Appeal decision. Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Oliver Cox looks at the decision on Inforrm’s Blog and examines key points of interest for practitioners going forward.

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Carter-Ruck sponsoring the American Conference Institute 12th Annual Advanced Forum

Posted on 05 March 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is pleased to be sponsoring the 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance at the American Conference Institute on 2-3 May 2019 in Washington DC. Guy Martin is on a panel discussing conflicts of law between the US and EU, and in particular the post-Brexit UK sanctions regime.

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Carter-Ruck in Legal Week

Posted on 27 February 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Following a series of various high profile scandals, where NDAs have received negative press, Persephone Bridgman Baker shares her thoughts with Legal Week on why we must not allow cases like Weinstein and Green to create an atmosphere in which the existence of an NDA implies evidence of guilt.

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Bezos, blackmail, the media and the law

Posted on 09 February 2019 by Helena Shipman

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO and President of Amazon, has accused National Enquirer magazine and its owners American Media Inc. of blackmail. The allegation packs a wallop. In the US, as in England and Wales, blackmail is a criminal offence, carrying a sentence that can include imprisonment.

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Carter-Ruck in The Law Society Gazette

Posted on 07 February 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Senior Associate, Dominic Garner’s article, published in the Law Society Gazette, on the challenges ahead for social media giant, Facebook.

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Does ‘tried to strangle’ imply an attempt to kill?

Posted on 24 January 2019 by Carter-Ruck

The Supreme Court will today hear a case with potentially far-reaching implications for the finding of meaning in libel trials and appeals of those meanings. Oliver Cox gives us a case preview through the Inforrm blog.

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Appeal Court clarifies scope of public interest defence in libel: Carter-Ruck in Law Society Gazette

Posted on 10 December 2018 by Carter-Ruck

Associate Mathilde Groppo explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in Economou v de Freitas.

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Court of Appeal guidance on “public interest” defence in defamation

Posted on 05 December 2018 by Carter-Ruck

On 21 November the Court of Appeal delivered a major decision on the statutory public interest defence for defamation claims, in the case of Alexander Economou v David de Freitas. Dominic Garner explains.

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