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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.
A motorcycle enthusiast has won his libel claims against four mass circulation newspapers that falsely claimed he attempted to deceive the public into believing he was a police officer.
The full Statement in Open Court is attached.
Mirror Group Newspapers has issued an unreserved apology and agreed to pay substantial compensation and legal costs to former police Commander Roy Ramm, after the Mirror newspaper published false and defamatory allegations about him on its website in March 2018.
The Times article (Paywall).
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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.
Read more here (paywall).
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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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.
‘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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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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A prescient article by Carter-Ruck associate, Helena Shipman on the issue of regulation of social media organisations.
Following an 11-month study, Dame Frances Cairncross announced the findings of her independent review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism. Her 154-page report included a sharp indictment of the power imbalance between Google and Facebook and media publishers, and made a number of recommendations on how to safeguard the future of journalism.
Carter-Ruck senior associate, Persephone Bridgman Baker has been featured in the Law Society Gazette following the firm's representation of the Labour MP and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon in his successful libel case against the Sun.
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Carter-Ruck-s Head of Media Law, Nigel Tait has once again been listed in the 2019 Spear's Wealth Management Top 10 Leading Reputation Lawyers List.
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In a major victory against The Sun newspaper, the MP for Leeds East and Shadow Justice Secretary and Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon MP was today awarded substantial damages of £30,000 in the High Court for libel. The tabloid is expected to pay his legal costs, and an injunction was issued preventing the false statements from being published again.
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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?