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MGN loses appeal against Mann J’s judgment in the Mirror Group Phone Hacking Litigation

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The appeal was against the quantum of damages awarded by Mann J in a judgment dated 21 May 2015. Mann J had awarded a total of almost £1.25 million to 8 claimants including Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne.

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Carter-Ruck client wins High Court preliminary issues trial on meaning & serious harm to reputation

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The High Court has found in favour of the claimant, Sam Theedom, a recruitment consultant, in a preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm in a defamation case – one of the first trials on the question of what amounts to “serious harm” for the purposes of section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 and the first preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm to date in which the claimant has been completely successful.

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Claims against Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ cases

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is acting against Google, Inc., ('Google') on behalf of a number of clients pursuing claims under the ‘right to be forgotten’ principles.  The actions relate to Google’s refusals to remove links to inaccurate or irrelevant data on the internet.

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Protecting your reputation in commercial litigation

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Claire Gill

Claire Gill and Stevie Loughrey explain the importance of having a reputation management strategy when pursuing commercial litigation.

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Investors should approach potential investments in Iran with cautious optimism

Posted on 08 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Iran’s implementation day is expected to be first quarter of 2016, and investors will be watching what happens with interest. World Finance speaks with solicitor Guy Martin, who says the Persian state should be approached with caution.

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Risk of ‘snap-back’ on sanctions for investors in Iran

Posted on 07 December 2015 by Guy Martin

Guy Martin, partner and head of international law, highlights the four key reasons holding Iran back as an investment potential following the lifting of sanctions earlier this summer.

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Fraud and Dishonesty at the highest level of RBS

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

High Court grants permission to plead fraud in LIBOR Claim against RBS

This article explains the significance and potential ramifications of Birrs J’s judgment for any business that is, or is considering, bringing a claim for the mis-sale of LIBOR-based financial products.

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There are good reasons for an outright ban on naming arrested persons prior to charge

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Adam Tudor

In the wake of juries finding that eleven Sun journalists were not guilty of misconduct in a public office offences, Operation Elveden stands accused. Lawyers for the cleared journalists say the Metropolitan Police made a "monumental error" in pursuing the case. Given its cost - reported to be some £30m - they may well have a point.

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It Ain’t What They Call You…

Posted on 10 November 2015 by Rebecca Toman

Facebook's "real name" policy is in the headlines. The policy limits individuals to one account each and requires that those accounts be held under their "authentic identity." The policy has its advocates and its detractors.

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High frequency trading and dark pools

Posted on 09 November 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

This article explains the potential causes of action available to investors in dark pools that consider they may have suffered loss at the hands of HFT firms.

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Crime and Courts Act: provisions on exemplary damages relevant in libel and privacy claims in force

Posted on 04 November 2015 by Carter-Ruck

On 3 November 2015 sections 34-36 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 came into force. Their purpose is to restrict the circumstances in which exemplary damages may be awarded against ‘relevant publishers’ in relation to claims for libel, slander, breach of confidence, misuse of private information, malicious falsehood and harassment.

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Revenge Porn: Educate to Help the Private Stay Private

Posted on 04 November 2015 by Rebecca Toman

Revenge porn; a rather nasty name for an even nastier crime, is a spiteful act, and a gross violation of trust and privacy. The damage and distress caused by revenge porn, whilst not physical harm, is still most definitely real.

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Facebook’s real name policy: is there a legal right to anonymity or pseudonymity online?

Posted on 02 November 2015 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

A coalition of human rights organisations around the world has called for Facebook to reconsider its ‘real name’ policy, alleged to be causing unequal treatment and protection for Facebook users.

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2016 editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

Posted on 02 November 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck’s three core practices areas have been commended in the 2016 editions of the two main independent legal directories; Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Carter-Ruck is recognised as a leading firm in Public International Law and Banking Litigation and has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management.

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Suremime Ltd v Barclays: claims against banks for Interest Rate Hedging Product Review failures

Posted on 27 October 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

The Bristol Mercantile Court on 30 July 2015 produced a judgment with potentially far reaching effect for those businesses caught up in the mis-sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products (“IRHPs”) and the FCA instigated Review (“the Review”) into the same.

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