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Carter-Ruck in the Law Society Gazette

A prescient article by Carter-Ruck associate, Helena Shipman on the issue of regulation of social media organisations.

Following an 11-month study, Dame Frances Cairncross announced the findings of her independent review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism. Her 154-page report included a sharp indictment of the power imbalance between Google and Facebook and media publishers, and made a number of recommendations on how to safeguard the future of journalism.

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Law Society Gazette - “Lawyer in the News”

Carter-Ruck senior associate, Persephone Bridgman Baker has been featured in the Law Society Gazette following the firm's representation of the Labour MP and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon in his successful libel case against the Sun.

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Nigel Tait listed in the 2019 Spear’s Wealth Management Top 10 Reputation Leading Lawyers List

Carter-Ruck-s Head of Media Law, Nigel Tait has once again been listed in the 2019 Spear's Wealth Management Top 10 Leading Reputation Lawyers List.

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Bezos, blackmail, the media and the law

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO and President of Amazon, has accused National Enquirer magazine and its owners American Media Inc. of blackmail. The allegation packs a wallop. In the US, as in England and Wales, blackmail is a criminal offence, carrying a sentence that can include imprisonment.

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Carter-Ruck in The Law Society Gazette

Senior Associate, Dominic Garner’s article, published in the Law Society Gazette, on the challenges ahead for social media giant, Facebook.

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Richard Burgon MP -v- News Group Newspapers

In a major victory against The Sun newspaper, the MP for Leeds East and Shadow Justice Secretary and Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon MP was today awarded substantial damages of £30,000 in the High Court for libel. The tabloid is expected to pay his legal costs, and an injunction was issued preventing the false statements from being published again.

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Does ‘tried to strangle’ imply an attempt to kill?

The Supreme Court will today hear a case with potentially far-reaching implications for the finding of meaning in libel trials and appeals of those meanings. Oliver Cox gives us a case preview through the Inforrm blog.

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Guy Martin: Special WorldECR Sanctions Report (December 2018)

Carter-Ruck's head of International Law and Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides an article and expert commentary for the December 2018 WorldECR Special Report (A World of Change). Guy's article, "Time to get to know the UK's Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018", looks at the UK's struggles in preparing for Brexit, with one key piece of legislation already in place and plugging a gap previously filled by EU law, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ('the Act') which received Royal Assent on 23 May.

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Appeal Court clarifies scope of public interest defence in libel: Carter-Ruck in Law Society Gazette

Associate Mathilde Groppo explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in Economou v de Freitas.

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Former Trustees of Muslim Aid

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Court of Appeal guidance on “public interest” defence in defamation

On 21 November the Court of Appeal delivered a major decision on the statutory public interest defence for defamation claims, in the case of Alexander Economou v David de Freitas. Dominic Garner explains.

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Case Preview: Lachaux v Independent Print, Supreme Court to hear “serious harm” appeal

One of the most significant cases in the field of defamation goes to the Supreme Court on 13 November 2018, and will consider how Section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 should be construed, with potentially very significant consequences for Claimants and Defendants alike. In an article published on the Inforrm website, Carter-Ruck associate Mathilde Groppo gives a detailed account of the issues.

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Libel actions - England and Wales or in the United States? Carter-Ruck in the Law Society Gazette

With Tesla CEO Elon Musk facing libel claims from a British diving instructor, Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker asks which jurisdiction one should choose for libel actions: the US or England and Wales?

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Nigel Tait named Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at Spear’s Wealth Management Awards

Carter-Ruck's Head of Media Law Nigel Tait has won Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at The Dorchester, Mayfair. This award is in recognition of outstanding client service and innovation. It draws on research including extensive client feedback.

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Carter-Ruck welcomes Francois Holmey to the International Department

International law specialists Carter-Ruck are pleased to announce the arrival of Associate François Holmey who joins from a leading global firm. Francois will primarily work with Senior Partner Cameron Doley in Carter-Ruck's International Department.

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