Oliver Cox on talkRADIO: Libellous online reviews

Posted on 10 February 2021 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck senior associate Oliver Cox was invited to join talkRADIO journalist Ian Collins to give his insights on the growing trend of libellous online reviews in light of the recent case of Summerfield Browne Ltd v Philip James Waymouth [2021] EWHC 85 (QB), a negative Trustpilot review of a law firm which cost the former client £25,000 in damages plus costs.


Donald Trump’s tweets turn focus to social media responsibility: Oliver Cox in The Times

Posted on 15 January 2021 by Carter-Ruck

Senior associate Oliver Cox was invited to provide his insights for The Times Law section on the implications of potential tougher legal regulation of US social media platforms following events on Capitol Hill and Donald Trump's subsequent bans from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.


Trump v Twitter: The Issues for the Future - Inforrm’s Blog

Posted on 04 January 2021 by Carter-Ruck

In 2018 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that employees at his company have a "left-leaning bias" - but insisted that it does not affect how Twitter makes decisions on content on its platform.


Trump v Twitter

Posted on 03 December 2020 by Oliver Cox

The ongoing debate between US politicians and the social media platforms poses legal questions relevant on this side of the Atlantic - and around the world.

In 2018 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that employees at his company have a "left-leaning bias" - but insisted that it does not affect how Twitter makes decisions on content on its platform. The first part of his statement was seized on by right-leaning commentators, in the USA and abroad; the second part was derided and dismissed.


Johnny Depp -v- NGN: Judgment Analysis

Posted on 17 November 2020 by Claire Gill

On 2 November, Mr Justice Nicol delivered his Judgment in Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun newspaper and editor Dan Wootton. Mr Depp lost his case, and the Judge found that The Sun had proved that its published allegations that Mr Depp beat his ex-wife and fellow actor Amber Heard were substantially true: 12 of 14 alleged incidents of assault were proven.


Carter-Ruck on BBC Radio 4 Media Show

Posted on 04 November 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker was invited to join the BBC Radio 4 Media Show panel of experts discussing the Johnny Depp libel judgment as well as other topical media matters.


Johnny Depp Libel Judgment: Carter-Ruck on Sky News

Posted on 02 November 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck senior associate Helena Shipman was this morning interviewed outside the Royal Courts of Justice by Sky News following the release of the judgment in the libel case of Johnny Depp v News Group Newspapers Limited.


Inforrm’s Blog: The role of social media platforms and users in tackling Covid misinformation

Posted on 16 October 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck associate Mathilde Groppo explores the issues surrounding Covid-19 misinformation campaigns and the roles social media platforms and users have to play in tackling them in this recent piece for Inforrm.


Oliver Cox on talkRADIO: Consumer Review Websites and the Risk of Libel

Posted on 29 September 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck senior associate Oliver Cox spoke with journalist Ian Collins of talkRADIO on 28 September 2020 about the case of a man facing criminal charges in Thailand for causing 'damage to the reputation' of a hotel through his negative TripAdvisor review, and through this the wider issues surrounding such review sites for both consumers and those listed.


Global Investigation Review: The Guide to Sanctions (First Edition) featuring Carter-Ruck

Posted on 16 September 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck are pleased to be contributors to the First Edition of Global Investigations Review's Guide to Sanctions published in August 2020.

UN Sanctions overview

We live in a dynamic and fast-moving era for sanctions, which are becoming a more frequently deployed tool of international policy and geopolitics.


Not court in favour: Trump, the ICC – and international law: Carter-Ruck in WorldECR

Posted on 04 September 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Noura Abughris looks at the imposition of sanctions on the International Criminal Court ('ICC') by the Trump administration and asks: 'Would EU do it?'


UK implements first autonomous sanctions for human rights abuses

Posted on 27 July 2020 by Carter-Ruck

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and, pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement,[1] EU law, including EU sanctions, will continue to apply to the UK until 31 December 2020. After this date, the UK sanctions regime will fall under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ("2018 Act"). The 2018 Act enables the UK to continue to comply with its international obligations and to use sanctions to meet foreign policy and national security objectives after exiting the EU.


Disinformation in Libya: A Legal Perspective - Inforrm’s Blog

Posted on 13 July 2020 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck Solicitor Noura Abughris has written a perceptive article published on Inforrm's Blog on the recent 'infodemic' that has been quietly and effectively revealing itself worldwide, more specifically in Libya where the unclear implementation of media laws and strategic geographical location, has made it vulnerable to sophisticated disinformation campaigns.


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].


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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