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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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Carter-Ruck sponsoring the American Conference Institute 12th Annual Advanced Forum

Carter-Ruck is pleased to be sponsoring the 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance at the American Conference Institute on 2-3 May 2019 in Washington DC. Guy Martin is on a panel discussing conflicts of law between the US and EU, and in particular the post-Brexit UK sanctions regime.

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Carter-Ruck in Legal Week

Following a series of various high profile scandals, where NDAs have received negative press, Persephone Bridgman Baker shares her thoughts with Legal Week on why we must not allow cases like Weinstein and Green to create an atmosphere in which the existence of an NDA implies evidence of guilt.

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Bezos, blackmail, the media and the law

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO and President of Amazon, has accused National Enquirer magazine and its owners American Media Inc. of blackmail. The allegation packs a wallop. In the US, as in England and Wales, blackmail is a criminal offence, carrying a sentence that can include imprisonment.

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Carter-Ruck in The Law Society Gazette

Senior Associate, Dominic Garner’s article, published in the Law Society Gazette, on the challenges ahead for social media giant, Facebook.

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Does ‘tried to strangle’ imply an attempt to kill?

The Supreme Court will today hear a case with potentially far-reaching implications for the finding of meaning in libel trials and appeals of those meanings. Oliver Cox gives us a case preview through the Inforrm blog.

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Appeal Court clarifies scope of public interest defence in libel: Carter-Ruck in Law Society Gazette

Associate Mathilde Groppo explains the Court of Appeal’s decision in Economou v de Freitas.

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Court of Appeal guidance on “public interest” defence in defamation

On 21 November the Court of Appeal delivered a major decision on the statutory public interest defence for defamation claims, in the case of Alexander Economou v David de Freitas. Dominic Garner explains.

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Case Preview: Lachaux v Independent Print, Supreme Court to hear “serious harm” appeal

One of the most significant cases in the field of defamation goes to the Supreme Court on 13 November 2018, and will consider how Section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 should be construed, with potentially very significant consequences for Claimants and Defendants alike. In an article published on the Inforrm website, Carter-Ruck associate Mathilde Groppo gives a detailed account of the issues.

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NDAs and interim injunctions: is there ever a public interest in breach of confidence?

Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker provides her insight on the ABC v Telegraph Media Group case, which raises issues about interim injunctions, confidential information and the legitimacy of the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

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Carter-Ruck in The Times:  A quiet shift in stance on the right to be forgotten

The Information Commissioner's Office is showing signs of shifting its approach to the right to be forgotten, writes Mathilde Groppo in The Times (published 20 September 2018).

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