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New Rules Launched for Business and Human Rights Arbitration

Posted on 22 January 2020 by Carter-Ruck

The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, launched at the Peace Palace in the Hague last month, are a significant milestone in the developing relationship between business and human rights. They will impact human rights protection, international dispute resolution and global governance. Corporations, investors and lawyers need to be aware, writes François Holmey of Carter-Ruck.

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Love Island - Have the contestants given up their right to privacy?

Posted on 13 January 2020 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

The winter series of Love Island has begun. For anyone who has managed to escape this madness for the last five series, this is a reality television show where a group of ‘Islanders’ live in isolation in a villa with their every move recorded.

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After the election: all change for UK sanctions litigation?

Posted on 11 December 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Though polls consistently show a Conservative lead, it would be a brave writer who'd hazard a prediction of the outcome of the UK General Election.

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UK Election 2019: What you can and can’t say about a candidate

Posted on 05 December 2019 by Carter-Ruck

The UK General Election of 2019 has seen many claims and counter-claims of falsehood and distortion but, as Carter-Ruck's Katherine Hooley explains, there are limits to what can be said when campaigning.

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Elon Musk’s defamation trial begins in LA

Posted on 04 December 2019 by Carter-Ruck

While many watchful eyes are fixed on President Trump's Twitter feed during his UK visit to take part in this week's NATO summit, across the pond a court will hear the trial of another public figure who has developed a reputation for dramatic Twitter interventions.

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TikTok - legal concerns over fast-growing video app

Posted on 29 November 2019 by Carter-Ruck

TikTok, an online application where you create and share short videos, has been in the news this week following a widely-criticised decision by the Chinese-owned company to suspend a user's account after she posted about China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim population.

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Prince Andrew’s interview and the law of privacy

Posted on 27 November 2019 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

Whether or not you agree that Prince Andrew's recent interview on the Epstein allegations was "not so much a car crash but an articulated lorry crash", an important legal point deserves to be emphasised.

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Changes to media law claims

Posted on 25 November 2019 by Carter-Ruck

This autumn we see changes to the way media law claims are dealt with in the courts in England and Wales.

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Carter-Ruck’s Persephone Bridgman Baker: can copycat advertising be controlled?

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Where do you draw the line when ads are obviously derivative?

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Carter-Ruck praised for role in new Legal PR Guide

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Carter-Ruck

The Times has praised the work of Carter-Ruck's Director of Business Development and Marketing in devising and writing for a new guide to legal public relations, which is being launched by the Public Relations and Communications Association at a reception in Central London on 19 November.

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Brexit - impact on international arbitration

Posted on 04 November 2019 by Carter-Ruck

What are the implications of Brexit for international arbitration? Carter-Ruck solicitor Hashem Hijjawi analyses this in the latest issue of the Young Arbitration Review, with a particular focus on anti-suit injunctions.

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Right of Erasure - CJEU limits territorial scope of delisting orders

Posted on 28 October 2019 by Carter-Ruck

Can you require Google to de-list search results against your name anywhere in the world? Carter-Ruck lawyer Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Google v CNIL.

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Legal 500 - Carter-Ruck “top of the tree” and recognised in all four of its core practice areas

Posted on 30 September 2019 by Carter-Ruck

The Legal 500 has endorsed all four core business areas of the firm and recommended numerous Carter-Ruck lawyers in its United Kingdom 2020 analysis of Defamation & Reputation Management, International Arbitration, Public International Law and Commercial Litigation.

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The Sun’s coverage of Ben Stokes’ family tragedy: Carter-Ruck comment in press

Posted on 23 September 2019 by Carter-Ruck

After The Sun newspaper was widely criticised for its coverage of England sportsman Ben Stokes' family tragedy, Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Dominic Garner spoke with Law Society Gazette editor Paul Rogerson about privacy, public figures and press regulation.

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Lachaux: Supreme Court clarifies ‘serious harm’ threshold for defamation claims

Posted on 08 July 2019 by Carter-Ruck

The Supreme Court's recent clarification of the 'serious harm' threshold for defamation claims has been welcomed by newspapers as a victory for free speech. In fact, it is more likely to mean escalating costs and uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike.

Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision and offers a prediction of its likely impact.

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