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Carter-Ruck clients successfully defend libel claim in important judgment on section 2 truth defence

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Carter-Ruck

Persephone Bridgman Baker has written an article for Inforrm (International Forum for Responsible Media) on the case of Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors, a judgment which has important ramifications for the interpretation of the section 2 truth defence under the Defamation Act 2013.

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A New Dilemma For Lawyers: Will Sanctions Rules Force You To Report Your Clients?

Posted on 17 October 2017 by Guy Martin

A new set of regulations has been heavily criticised for putting professions in an impossible position - and at risk of a criminal penalty. Here Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, follows up on his recent interview in The Times and answers some pressing questions.

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Queen’s speech includes International Sanctions Bill

Posted on 28 June 2017 by Carter-Ruck

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

Posted on 21 April 2017 by Nigel Tait

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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Business and human rights: The UN’s principles and OECD guidelines

Posted on 26 October 2016 by Miranda Rushton

Miranda Rushton, Senior Associate, has written an article for the Solicitors Journal on why businesses should put measures in place to ensure that they adhere to human rights standards.

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

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck

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

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck

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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The Risks of De-risking

Posted on 01 July 2016 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

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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“PJS” successful in landmark Supreme Court privacy case

Posted on 07 June 2016 by Rebecca Toman

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

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Carter-Ruck

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

Posted on 01 March 2016 by Adam Tudor | Dominic Garner

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).

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Iran: our government must ensure UK is open for trade

Posted on 04 February 2016 by Guy Martin

With sanctions lifted, Iran is back in business - we must be ready to make the most of the opportunities.

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Technology to drive media law in 2016

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Claire Gill

If the courts will be kept busy by privacy claims, they’re likely to be busier still dealing with data-protection breaches

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Lessons learned from 2015: Are social media accounts as private as we would like?

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

Last year’s Carter-Silk/Proudman debate raises a number of interesting issues about how private social media accounts are treated by journalists.

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Proceed with cautious optimism in Iran

Posted on 11 January 2016 by Miranda Rushton

After more than a decade of negotiations, 2015 proved a breakthrough year in the normalisation of relations between Iran and the international community.

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