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By its very nature, the majority of Carter-Ruck’s pre-publication and privacy-related work is confidential and must remain so. However, a selection of recent media and defamation work highlights which are in the public domain is set out below.
Martin Hemming has secured damages and an apology from Penguin Books Ltd in respect of the book “On Liberty” written by Shami Chakrabarti.
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Chambers and Partners notes that the team is known as the “leading light in the market for high-profile libel and privacy cases”.
The Legal 500 notes that “The ‘outstanding’ Carter-Ruck provides ‘a blue-riband service’ to clients in need of pre-publication advice or representation in litigation".
St. John’s Preparatory school, Enfield and Headmistress Mrs. Calliope Tardios have been awarded £95,000 in damages against Pamella Linton (also known as Pamella Linton-Ramsay) at the High Court.
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Click here for the Judgment of Mr Justice Dingemans dated 21 May 2015
Click here for the Judgment of His Honour Judge Moloney QC dated 31 July 2015
The Times has published a full apology in print and online to Yusuf Islam (the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens) over a highly misleading article which it published following an interview with him in late 2014.
Penguin Random House, the publishers of the book “Hack Attack” by Nick Davies, have apologised to James Weatherup, a former News of the World journalist, over false allegations about him in the book. The publishers also paid damages and legal costs and agreed to remove the allegations from future editions of the book.
The Guardian, which serialised the book in July 2014, also apologised to Mr Weatherup; see News below.
Claire Gill represented Mr Weatherup
The Times has published an article by Carter-Ruck partner Nigel Tait, commenting on the implications of the landmark decision of Mr Justice Mann relating to phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
The Times also published a further article including various quotes from Nigel - here
Guy Martin was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row about the estate of Marvin Gaye's successful claim of breach of copyright against Pharrell Williams.
The case, tried in the Los Angeles court, concerned Gaye's 1977 disco single Got to Give it Up and Williams' 2013 single Blurred Lines.
Click here to listen to the interview (starts at 9 minutes 36 seconds)
The High Court has decided that claims in libel, misuse of private information and copyright infringement by California-based businessmen Craig Ames and Robert McGee should proceed to trial and that the defendant’s application to strike out should fail.
Do we want a world in which drones fly over our garden walls without permission, photographing whatever their digital cameras behold?
The Guardian has apologised to James Weatherup, a former News of the World journalist, over false allegations made by Nick Davies in his book “Hack Attack”, extracts of which were serialised in the paper in July 2014.
Claire Gill represents Mr Weatherup