Carter-Ruck clients successful in substantial interest rate hedging product consequential loss claim

Posted on 15 March 2016 by Carter-Ruck

Two Carter-Ruck clients have received substantial consequential redress awards under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Interest Rate Hedging Product Review.

MJH Executive Homes Limited and MJH Investments Limited are small businesses which buy and develop residential property sites. In 2007 their owner, Mr Michael Hartnett, approached Allied Irish Banks (‘the Bank’) for loans to cover two new developments.


Leading genealogical research company obtains pre-action disclosure order in “Heir Hunters” dispute

Posted on 01 March 2016 by Adam Tudor | Dominic Garner

Anglia Research Services, a leading genealogical research company, and its director Philip Turvey, have obtained a pre-action disclosure order against Finders International and its Managing Director Daniel Curran  (a regular participant in the BBC’s “Heir Hunters” programme).


Iran: our government must ensure UK is open for trade

Posted on 04 February 2016 by Guy Martin

With sanctions lifted, Iran is back in business - we must be ready to make the most of the opportunities.


Technology to drive media law in 2016

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Claire Gill

If the courts will be kept busy by privacy claims, they’re likely to be busier still dealing with data-protection breaches


Lessons learned from 2015: Are social media accounts as private as we would like?

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Persephone Bridgman Baker

Last year’s Carter-Silk/Proudman debate raises a number of interesting issues about how private social media accounts are treated by journalists.


Proceed with cautious optimism in Iran

Posted on 11 January 2016 by Miranda Rushton

After more than a decade of negotiations, 2015 proved a breakthrough year in the normalisation of relations between Iran and the international community.


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.


Fraud and Dishonesty at the highest level of RBS

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Charles Enderby Smith

High Court grants permission to plead fraud in LIBOR Claim against RBS

This article explains the significance and potential ramifications of Birrs J’s judgment for any business that is, or is considering, bringing a claim for the mis-sale of LIBOR-based financial products.


There are good reasons for an outright ban on naming arrested persons prior to charge

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Adam Tudor

In the wake of juries finding that eleven Sun journalists were not guilty of misconduct in a public office offences, Operation Elveden stands accused. Lawyers for the cleared journalists say the Metropolitan Police made a "monumental error" in pursuing the case. Given its cost - reported to be some £30m - they may well have a point.


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