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EU sanctions prevent the payment of arbitration awards

Posted on 15 June 2020 by Noura Abughris

It is not every day that an English court is asked to interpret the application of an EU sanctions regime. But on 12 February 2020, the English Court of Appeal did just that in the Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v International Military Services Ltd[1].

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Trump v Twitter: media law issues

Posted on 12 June 2020 by Oliver Cox

Donald Trump's 29 May Executive Order attacking section 230 of the US 1996 Communications Decency Act attracted only limited attention this side of the Atlantic. We do, after all, all have bigger things on our minds right now. However, it is a matter that should be followed closely, both by media law practitioners and the wider public on this side of the Atlantic - because America's social media is also ours, and the issues at stake come down to freedom of speech and its limits.

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Covid-19 Contact Tracing: Privacy and Policy Issues

Posted on 05 May 2020 by Carter-Ruck

As the UK government commences trials of contact tracing, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo writes for the leading UK health title Heath Service Journal on the privacy and policy issues for states, health services, individuals and businesses.

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Using Zoom Safely

Posted on 21 April 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Mathilde Groppo of Carter-Ruck writes for Global Data Review on the security risks associated with video-conferencing platform Zoom amid its coronavirus-related explosion in popularity, and how users can use the software safely.

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Morrisons’ Supreme Court win: employers still need to take care with data

Posted on 15 April 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Claire Gill, Partner at Carter-Ruck, warns that employers still need adequate controls, processes and training to avoid data protection claims.

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Litigation during lockdown: UK courts keep calm and carry on – Inforrm’s Blog

Posted on 06 April 2020 by Carter-Ruck

When the Prime Minister announced the COVID-19 lockdown on 23 March 2020, many litigation practitioners were concerned about the impact this would have on upcoming hearings. Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo examines the current efficacious adjustment of the UK court process.

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Call For Lifting Of Sanctions

Posted on 06 April 2020 by Guy Martin

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food has called (31 March 2020) for the immediate lifting of international sanctions to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How do you solve a problem like Corona (misinformation)?

Posted on 02 April 2020 by Helena Shipman

Born as twins in the womb, the coronavirus and misinformation surrounding the virus have grown together and found their way into the country's homes.

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Are meaning hearings the new norm? - The Law Society Gazette

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Helena Shipman

Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Helena Shipman provides an insight for The Law Society Gazette on whether meaning hearings are the new norm in defamation litigation.

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Serafin v Malkiewicz, “Public Interest” defence back in the Supreme Court with fair trial appeal

Posted on 12 March 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker provides a Case Preview for Inforrm's Blog on the libel appeal of Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors which the Supreme Court will hear on 17 and 18 March 2020.

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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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