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The Information Commissioner's Office is showing signs of shifting its approach to the right to be forgotten, writes Mathilde Groppo in The Times (published 20 September 2018).
To read the full article click here (paywall).
Click here to read the full GTR Review Q&A.
Carter-Ruck is proud to announce that our partner and Head of International Law Guy Martin, and our firm, have both been Highly Commended in this year’s awards from WorldECR, the leading journal for sanctions and export controls practitioners. The awards are in the respective categories of ‘Practitioner of the Year’ and ‘Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Europe’.
A Pakistani broadcasting company which went into liquidation last year has agreed to pay Pakistani business magnate Mr Mian Mohammad Mansha substantial damages and legal costs of £275,000 in settlement of his libel claim.
The Times' report of the case, 11 July 2018 (paywall)
Sasha Wass QC, one of the most highly-respected practitioners at the criminal bar, has today received a High Court apology for a libellous article published by the Mail on Sunday's David Rose on 9 October 2016, which falsely suggested that Ms Wass had (in summary) suppressed evidence of police corruption in order to put an "innocent man in jail".
A full Press Release can be read here.
The full Statement in open Court can be found here.
Read the Law Gazette's article here.
Read the Press Gazette's article here.
U.S. based MARC LLC, a forward-thinking dispute management and asset-recovery company and London-based specialist disputes law firm Carter-Ruck are collaborating to bring to market a new service to enforce international claims. The partnership was jointly announced today by MARC CEO Franz. J. Sedelmayer and Adam Tudor of Carter-Ruck.
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Franz J. Sedelmayer
Carter-Ruck has been instructed on behalf of Mr. Gafur Rakhimov, the Interim President of the International Boxing Association, who seeks to have his name removed from the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "Specially Designated Nationals List" of individuals who have been sanctioned.
Press release from the Office of the AIBA Interim President
Mike Pullen, consultant at Carter-Ruck, was featured on the front page of the Financial Times and page 17 of the FT Companies & Markets section on the proposed Sainsbury's and Asda £15bn merger. In the FT front cover story, Mike commented …"The CMA will definitely look at this. They will look at market power and the national market, but they will also scrutinise regional clusters, and the power over suppliers."… He added that "divestments were likely for the tie-up to be approved."
Mike also provided his legal insight on the supermarkets merger on the Today programme (BBC Radio 4).
Click here to read the full Financial Times article.
The Times has featured Claire Gill as the Lawyer of the Week following the first successful “right to be forgotten” case against Google in the UK where the High Court delivered a ruling in an unprecedented claim against the Search Engine, in which Claire was the lead lawyer.
Click here to read the full Times Lawyer of the Week Q&A
The Times has published an article by Dominic Garner following the firm's landmark 'right to be forgotten' cases against Google.
Click here to read the full Times article
High Court delivers ruling in unprecedented claims against Google
Carter-Ruck acts for 'NT1' and 'NT2' in their ground-breaking claims against Google LLC.
The High Court has now delivered its ruling in these unprecedented cases, addressing what the judge called "novel questions, which have never yet been considered in this Court".
Guidance on the right to be forgotten
Are Parliamentary Select Committee Reports - and associated press coverage - protected by privilege? This issue came up recently when Sir Bradley Wiggins responded to what he called 'malicious' allegations. Here Persephone Bridgman Baker surveys the law, in an article for leading sports law website LawInSport.
Leading supplement supplier wins apology over allegations that mouse was found inside protein powder
The Hut.com Limited and Cend Limited, the seller and manufacturer of Myprotein nutrition products, have received an apology, libel damages and costs after they were the subject of false and defamatory social media posts published by Myprotein user Adam Brenton on 10 April 2017.
The full Statement in Open Court can be found here.
Partner and Head of Public International Law, Guy Martin will be participating as an expert panel member at an Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK Conference on Monday 12 March. Guy and the other panel members will be discussing the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which is now into its eighth month. The discussion will focus on why it is essential to assess why steps have not been implemented to resolve the crisis.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the prominent Tory peer and former Chair of the Conservative Party, has secured a front-page apology, as well as substantial libel damages and legal costs, from Jewish News after it published allegations, in an article by Colonel Richard Kemp, to the effect that she had sought to excuse the appalling conduct of the Islamic State terror group. Jewish News has accepted that the allegations were wholly false and that the article should never have been published. Baroness Warsi will be donating all of the damages to charity.
A full Press Release can be read here
Click here to read the online apology
Click here to read a report in the Press Gazette