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Carter-Ruck is proud to announce that our partner and Head of International Law Guy Martin, and our firm, have both been Highly Commended in this year’s awards from WorldECR, the leading journal for sanctions and export controls practitioners. The awards are in the respective categories of ‘Practitioner of the Year’ and ‘Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Europe’.
Partner and Head of Public International Law, Guy Martin will be participating as an expert panel member at an Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK Conference on Monday 12 March. Guy and the other panel members will be discussing the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which is now into its eighth month. The discussion will focus on why it is essential to assess why steps have not been implemented to resolve the crisis.
Carter-Ruck's Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides commentary for the Special WorldECR December 2017 Report (Sanctions: What next now?) and an article (assisted by Magali Sharma) on Targeted sanctions and the obligation to self-disclose dealings with potentially sanctioned individuals: UK, US, Japan.
Read the full report and article here.
Carter-Ruck is recognised as a leading firm in Public International Law and has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management, with every one of the media law group's partners being named as Leading Individuals.
Big Voice London, a social mobility and youth engagement charity, is hosting an evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of their students on conclusion of the Model Law Commission 2017 on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Norman Lamb MP will be compering the evening. The evening will launch Big Voice London's Model Law Commission papers on Criminal Law: Sexual Assault & Consent, Public Law: Prison Law, Common Law: Privacy Law and Family Law: Divorce Law.
Carter-Ruck clients successfully defend libel claim in important judgment on section 2 truth defence
Persephone Bridgman Baker has written an article for Inforrm (International Forum for Responsible Media) on the case of Serafin v. Malkiewicz & Ors, a judgment which has important ramifications for the interpretation of the section 2 truth defence under the Defamation Act 2013.
A new set of regulations has been heavily criticised for putting professions in an impossible position - and at risk of a criminal penalty. Here Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, follows up on his recent interview in The Times and answers some pressing questions.
Prime Minister Theresa May has introduced the Queen’s Speech by announcing a series of bills stated to be "geared towards making a success of Brexit". Among these Bills are new laws on international sanctions. The International Sanctions Bill will return decision-making powers on non-UN sanctions from the EU to the UK after the UK’s exit from the EU.
For all sanctions related advice please contact Guy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an old saying that when a woman is forced to choose between two men, she opts for the third, and so it is with the Supreme Court’s decision in Times Newspapers Ltd v Flood, Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd, and Frost and others v MGN Ltd  UKSC 33.
This article was first published on Inforrm's Blog
Miranda Rushton, Senior Associate, has written an article for the Solicitors Journal on why businesses should put measures in place to ensure that they adhere to human rights standards.
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In what was the first full trial of the statutory defence of public interest introduced by the Defamation Act 2013, Mr Justice Warby in Economou v De Freitas shed light on the extent to which it reflects the old, common law defence.
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A recent decision by the Court of Appeal threatens to roll back progress towards the faster resolution of disputes by way of preliminary hearings. Since the coming into force of the Defamation Act 2013, and with it the effective abolition of jury trials, Judges now have more scope to make early decisions on issues such as meaning.
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In March of this year, Wafic Saïd issued a High Court claim against Barclays, with whom he had banked for over 40 years, after the billionaire philanthropist was given notice of the imminent closure of various accounts connected with him, his family, and most importantly the Saïd Foundation, an English charity.
In what is considered by many commentators to be the most important privacy law decision of the decade, Carter-Ruck acted for the Claimant, “PJS” in his successful appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court Judgment can be found here.