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Carter-Ruck’s Persephone Bridgman Baker: can copycat advertising be controlled?

Where do you draw the line when ads are obviously derivative?

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Carter-Ruck praised for role in new Legal PR Guide

The Times has praised the work of Carter-Ruck's Director of Business Development and Marketing in devising and writing for a new guide to legal public relations, which is being launched by the Public Relations and Communications Association at a reception in Central London on 19 November.

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Brexit - impact on international arbitration

What are the implications of Brexit for international arbitration? Carter-Ruck solicitor Hashem Hijjawi analyses this in the latest issue of the Young Arbitration Review, with a particular focus on anti-suit injunctions.

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Right of Erasure - CJEU limits territorial scope of delisting orders

Can you require Google to de-list search results against your name anywhere in the world? Carter-Ruck lawyer Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Google v CNIL.

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The Sun’s coverage of Ben Stokes’ family tragedy: Carter-Ruck comment in press

After The Sun newspaper was widely criticised for its coverage of England sportsman Ben Stokes' family tragedy, Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Dominic Garner spoke with Law Society Gazette editor Paul Rogerson about privacy, public figures and press regulation.

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Lachaux: Supreme Court clarifies ‘serious harm’ threshold for defamation claims

The Supreme Court's recent clarification of the 'serious harm' threshold for defamation claims has been welcomed by newspapers as a victory for free speech. In fact, it is more likely to mean escalating costs and uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike.

Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision and offers a prediction of its likely impact.

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Lachaux V Independent Print, Supreme Court Abolished Common Law Presumption of Damage in Libel Cases

Carter-Ruck Avocate a la Cour Mathilde Groppo provides a case update for Inforrm's Blog following the Lachaux judgment handed down by The Supreme Court on 12 June 2019.

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Guidance on libel for the social media age

Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Oliver Cox examines a 76-month libel dispute that gives guidance on defamation in the Facebook era.

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Guy Martin in PR Week: Agency leaders confront idea theft and call for stronger protection

Carter-Ruck partner Guy Martin speaks to PR Week on steps agencies can take to avoid their creative ideas being used by clients without acknowledgement or remuneration.

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Every good courtroom drama needs a climax: Helena Shipman in The Times

Carter-Ruck Associate Helena Shipman has been quoted in Edward Fennell's legal column in The Times on the enduring English spectacle of the statement in Open Court.

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Time to step up the war against online abuse: Nigel Tait and Persephone Bridgman Baker in The Times

Carter-Ruck Head of Media Law Nigel Tait and Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker give their legal perspective to The Times following the recent Mumsnet case.

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Announcing the birth of the ‘Social Media User’ - Oliver Cox in The Times

Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Oliver Cox has been quoted in Edward Fennell’s legal column in The Times on how new legal personae are evolving for defamation proceedings in the internet age.

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Victoria Anderson recognised in the 2019 “Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better” List

Carter-Ruck is delighted to confirm that Victoria Anderson, a solicitor with the firm, has been highlighted in The 2019 "Lawyers Who Are Changing the World for the Better" list, compiled by award winning news platform The Attic, Obelisk's ‘thinking space’.

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Nigel Tait’s 60 second interview with April French Furnell of Citywealth

April French Furnell of Citywealth speaks to Carter-Ruck's Managing Partner Nigel Tait, about the rise in UHNW clients being blackmailed and still getting a buzz from stopping intrusive or defamatory articles about clients being published.

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‘He tried to strangle me’: Supreme Court says judges must ‘inhabit the world of the Facebook reader’

On 3 April 2019 the Supreme Court gave its judgment in the case of Stocker v Stocker. Five judges unanimously overturned the 12 February 2018 Court of Appeal decision. Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Oliver Cox looks at the decision on Inforrm’s Blog and examines key points of interest for practitioners going forward.

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