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By its very nature, the majority of Carter-Ruck’s pre-publication and privacy-related work is confidential and must remain so. However, a selection of recent media and defamation work highlights which are in the public domain is set out below.


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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Former Trustees of Muslim Aid

Please see attached press release here.

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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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Libel actions - England and Wales or in the United States? Carter-Ruck in the Law Society Gazette

With Tesla CEO Elon Musk facing libel claims from a British diving instructor, Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker asks which jurisdiction one should choose for libel actions: the US or England and Wales?

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Nigel Tait named Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at Spear’s Wealth Management Awards

Carter-Ruck's Head of Media Law Nigel Tait has won Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at The Dorchester, Mayfair. This award is in recognition of outstanding client service and innovation. It draws on research including extensive client feedback.

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Carter-Ruck welcomes Francois Holmey to the International Department

International law specialists Carter-Ruck are pleased to announce the arrival of Associate François Holmey who joins from a leading global firm. Francois will primarily work with Senior Partner Cameron Doley in Carter-Ruck's International Department.

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Carter-Ruck recognised for Public International Law in Chambers & Partners UK

Guy Martin is highlighted in Chambers & Partners UK for his expertise in Public International Law with sources commenting 'he is extremely responsive, careful and diligent' and speak very highly of his sanctions expertise highlighting he is particularly experienced in the area of economic sanctions and also maintains a broader practice advising on PIL and human rights issues.

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Defamation and Reputation Management Top Tier Status Confirmed by Legal Directories

Carter-Ruck has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management by leading legal directories Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500.

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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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The Right Honourable Nicholas Brown MP -v- Tom Bower and Faber and Faber

A joint press statement has been issued by the parties to The Right Honourable Nicholas Brown MP -v- Tom Bower and Faber and Faber.

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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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Global Trade Review Q&A: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Global Trade Review published a Q&A with Charles Enderby Smith on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, which received Royal Assent and was passed into law on 23 May 2018. 

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Carter-Ruck and Guy Martin highly commended in leading sanctions awards

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’.

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ARY Network agrees to pay substantial damages to magnate Mian Mohammad Mansha in libel settlement

A Pakistani broadcasting company which went into liquidation last year has agreed to pay Pakistani business magnate Mr Mian Mohammad Mansha substantial damages and legal costs of £275,000 in settlement of his libel claim.

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