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

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 UN Sanctions

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)?

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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Government Adviser Qari Asim MBE secures full apology and damages after Mail libel

The publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline has today apologised in the High Court to Mr Qari Asim MBE, a Government Adviser and senior Imam, over false allegations published in 2019. They also published full apologies and paid Mr Asim libel damages together with his legal costs.

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

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

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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Barclays Executives Verdict – Statement On Behalf Of HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani notes the conclusion today of the trial of three former executives of Barclays Bank in London.

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Mohamed Fahmy drops lawsuit against Al Jazeera

Mohamed Fahmy has abandoned his multi-million dollar claim against Al Jazeera Media Network in Canada.

Mr Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera English journalists who were arrested in December 2013 and tried, convicted and imprisoned in Cairo on false and politically motivated charges, had sought to place the blame for these events on Al Jazeera.

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New Rules Launched for Business and Human Rights Arbitration

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?

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?

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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Directors Of Leading Genealogy Firm Secure Substantial Damages In Second Libel Victory Against Rival

Peter Turvey and his son Philip Turvey, directors of leading genealogical research company, Anglia Research, have received £40,000 in damages following their libel success against rival firm Finders International and its Managing Director, Daniel Curran.

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UK Election 2019: What you can and can’t say about a candidate

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

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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