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The Times has published an article by Dominic Garner following the firm's landmark 'right to be forgotten' cases against Google.
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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
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Click here to read a report in the Press Gazette
Carter-Ruck's Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides commentary for the Special WorldECR December 2017 Report (Sanctions: What next now?) and an article (assisted by Magali Sharma) on Targeted sanctions and the obligation to self-disclose dealings with potentially sanctioned individuals: UK, US, Japan.
Read the full report and article here.
Carter-Ruck is recognised as a leading firm in Public International Law and has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management, with every one of the media law group's partners being named as Leading Individuals.
BBC Arabic has apologised to Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Tunisian Ennahdha Party, after it falsely reported that Mr Ghannouchi’s name had been included on the list of designated terrorist organisations and individuals published by Arab states boycotting Qatar.
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Big Voice London, a social mobility and youth engagement charity, is hosting an evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of their students on conclusion of the Model Law Commission 2017 on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Norman Lamb MP will be compering the evening. The evening will launch Big Voice London's Model Law Commission papers on Criminal Law: Sexual Assault & Consent, Public Law: Prison Law, Common Law: Privacy Law and Family Law: Divorce Law.
Carter-Ruck clients successfully defend libel claim in important judgment on section 2 truth defence
Persephone Bridgman Baker has written an article for Inforrm (International Forum for Responsible Media) on the case of Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors, a judgment which has important ramifications for the interpretation of the section 2 truth defence under the Defamation Act 2013.
Defamation in sport has been in the news recently with three major cases involving iconic tennis player Rafael Nadal in France, former Australian rugby league player Brett Stewart and West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle. In response, Carter-Ruck's Mathilde Groppo has written a thorough comparison of defamation law in England, France and Australia, which has been published on LawInSport, the world’s leading website for sports law.
A new set of regulations has been heavily criticised for putting professions in an impossible position - and at risk of a criminal penalty. Here Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, follows up on his recent interview in The Times and answers some pressing questions.