What popstar Niall Horan’s case teaches us about defamation

Posted on 23 December 2015 by Claire Gill

Popstar Niall Horan of One Direction fame has won the right to pursue a libel case against a tabloid paper for the insinuation he had used hard drugs. The case raises interesting questions for all individuals in the public eye as to how papers report on 'celeb' or people news and the troublesome issue of meaning.


MGN loses appeal against Mann J’s judgment in the Mirror Group Phone Hacking Litigation

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The appeal was against the quantum of damages awarded by Mann J in a judgment dated 21 May 2015. Mann J had awarded a total of almost £1.25 million to 8 claimants including Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne.


Carter-Ruck client wins High Court preliminary issues trial on meaning & serious harm to reputation

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

The High Court has found in favour of the claimant, Sam Theedom, a recruitment consultant, in a preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm in a defamation case – one of the first trials on the question of what amounts to “serious harm” for the purposes of section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 and the first preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm to date in which the claimant has been completely successful.


Claims against Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ cases

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is acting against Google, Inc., ('Google') on behalf of a number of clients pursuing claims under the ‘right to be forgotten’ principles.  The actions relate to Google’s refusals to remove links to inaccurate or irrelevant data on the internet.


Protecting your reputation in commercial litigation

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Claire Gill

Claire Gill and Stevie Loughrey explain the importance of having a reputation management strategy when pursuing commercial litigation.


Investors should approach potential investments in Iran with cautious optimism

Posted on 08 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Iran’s implementation day is expected to be first quarter of 2016, and investors will be watching what happens with interest. World Finance speaks with solicitor Guy Martin, who says the Persian state should be approached with caution.


Risk of ‘snap-back’ on sanctions for investors in Iran

Posted on 07 December 2015 by Guy Martin

Guy Martin, partner and head of international law, highlights the four key reasons holding Iran back as an investment potential following the lifting of sanctions earlier this summer.


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