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Counterfeiting: how to tackle the online threat

Posted on 21 October 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Stevie Loughrey and Claire Woolf examine the weapons available for brands to tackle counterfeiting online.

This article was first published in the Intellectual Property Magazine.

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Banking Litigation: a changing Landscape?

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

Stevie Loughrey and Charles Enderby Smith examine the potential changes in the legal landscape which may make it easier for companies to bring claims against banks in relation to mis-sold products and investments. 

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PAG v RBS: LIBOR manipulation claims

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

PAG v RBS: Claimant friendly decisions in relation to disclosure applications in a claim involving LIBOR manipulation

The judgments should assist claimants seeking to establish actionable wrongdoing resulting from LIBOR manipulation. In particular, a defendant bank will not necessarily be able to hide behind confidential agreements with regulators to avoid disclosure of LIBOR related material in claims brought against it. Neither will the risk of prosecution in foreign courts, for disclosing documents that a foreign court had ordered to be kept confidential, necessarily provide the banks with a shield. 

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Victory for US golf manufacturer SuperStroke in counterfeiting claim

Posted on 19 October 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck has secured victory for US golf manufacturer, SuperStroke, in its trademark and passing off claim against an English golf retailer.

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The TTIP: The largest trade deal in history

Posted on 08 October 2015 by Miranda Rushton

Miranda Rushton, Senior Associate in the International team, and Jennifer Harvey, paralegal, have published an article in the Solicitors Journal on opportunities for the review of awards in investor-state arbitration.

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Law Society Gazette

Posted on 14 September 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

Charles Enderby Smith has written an article in the Law Society Gazette on the recent judgment in Suremime Ltd v Barclays regarding tortious claims against a bank for allegedly failing to carry out a review into the mis-sale of IRHPs in accordance with the agreement reached between that bank and the FCA.

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The Right to Privacy and the Ashley Madison hack

Posted on 21 August 2015 by Claire Gill

This week, the hacking group “Impact Team” has released personal data stolen from online married persons dating site Ashley Madison. The site, based in Canada and owned by Avid Life Media Inc, controversially encourages its members to have affairs. 

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Lachaux v AOL (UK) Ltd, Independent Print Ltd & Evening Standard Ltd: Clarity on “serious harm”

Posted on 19 August 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Defamation claimants face a higher threshold, the Court has clarified, in a further examination of the “serious harm” test introduced by section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. 

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Dealing with Targeted Sanctions - An article in “Qatar Today”

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Miranda Rushton

The imposition of targeted sanctions presents an array of challenges for businesses and individuals made subject to them.  

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Vidal-Hall v Google goes to the Supreme Court

Posted on 12 August 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal to Google on two of the three matters considered by the Court of Appeal in the seminal case of Vidal-Hall v Google, Inc. [2015] EWCA Civ 311.

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Claims under the Data Protection Act - a supplement to defamation?

Posted on 06 August 2015 by Dominic Garner

For those who have been seriously libelled, bringing an action for defamation remains the principal route to securing vindication and compensation for the reputational harm that has been caused. There is little disagreement among libel practitioners, however, that this has been become an increasingly difficult route for complainants over recent years.

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Towards the reasonable accommodation of religious freedom

Posted on 03 August 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Peter Smith has been published in the most recent volume of the prestigious Denning Law Journal. His article considers the case of Mba v London Borough of Merton in the Court of Appeal, and analyses aspects of employment law and human rights which surround the case.

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Social media libel claims on the up

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Carter-Ruck

This piece makes for interesting reading. As we noted here, the United States is now arguably the real home of the chilling effect, but the FT is right. We find ourselves advising increasing numbers of people and businesses who have been libelled via social media.

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Judicial Review: Role of the Independent Reviewer in the IRHP Review

Posted on 15 June 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

There has been an interesting development in the courts relating to the FCA instigated Interest Rate Hedging Product Review, which may have significant consequences for any small business affected by the mis-sale of Interest Rate Hedging Products (“IRHPs”) over the last 15 years.

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The Release of the Black Spider

Posted on 01 June 2015 by Antonia Foster

Although the actual content of the recently released “Black Spider” letters, a collection of 27 “private” letters and memos penned by the Prince of Wales to government ministers, may have been an anti-climax for many and certain newspapers in particular, the road to their release has not been without controversy or complexity.

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