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.
Born as twins in the womb, the coronavirus and misinformation surrounding the virus have grown together and found their way into the country's homes.
The publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline has today apologised in the High Court to Mr Qari Asim MBE, a Government Adviser and senior Imam, over false allegations published in 2019. They also published full apologies and paid Mr Asim libel damages together with his legal costs.
Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Helena Shipman provides an insight for The Law Society Gazette on whether meaning hearings are the new norm in defamation litigation.
Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker provides a Case Preview for Inforrm's Blog on the libel appeal of Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors which the Supreme Court will hear on 17 and 18 March 2020.
His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani notes the conclusion today of the trial of three former executives of Barclays Bank in London.
Mohamed Fahmy has abandoned his multi-million dollar claim against Al Jazeera Media Network in Canada.
Mr Fahmy, one of three Al Jazeera English journalists who were arrested in December 2013 and tried, convicted and imprisoned in Cairo on false and politically motivated charges, had sought to place the blame for these events on Al Jazeera.
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31 January 2020
At a press conference at Carter-Ruck's London offices yesterday, Pakistan Opposition leader, PML-N Party President and former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif announced that he has commenced libel proceedings against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online.
Examples of the press reports that followed:
The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, launched at the Peace Palace in the Hague last month, are a significant milestone in the developing relationship between business and human rights. They will impact human rights protection, international dispute resolution and global governance. Corporations, investors and lawyers need to be aware, writes François Holmey of Carter-Ruck.
The winter series of Love Island has begun. For anyone who has managed to escape this madness for the last five series, this is a reality television show where a group of ‘Islanders’ live in isolation in a villa with their every move recorded.
Though polls consistently show a Conservative lead, it would be a brave writer who'd hazard a prediction of the outcome of the UK General Election.
Directors Of Leading Genealogy Firm Secure Substantial Damages In Second Libel Victory Against Rival
Peter Turvey and his son Philip Turvey, directors of leading genealogical research company, Anglia Research, have received £40,000 in damages following their libel success against rival firm Finders International and its Managing Director, Daniel Curran.
Philip Turvey and Peter Turvey are advised by Adam Tudor and Dominic Garner of Carter-Ruck.
Read the Statement in open Court here.
Article by The Law Society Gazette.
Article by The Times (paywall).
Article by Mail Online.
The UK General Election of 2019 has seen many claims and counter-claims of falsehood and distortion but, as Carter-Ruck's Katherine Hooley explains, there are limits to what can be said when campaigning.
While many watchful eyes are fixed on President Trump's Twitter feed during his UK visit to take part in this week's NATO summit, across the pond a court will hear the trial of another public figure who has developed a reputation for dramatic Twitter interventions.
TikTok, an online application where you create and share short videos, has been in the news this week following a widely-criticised decision by the Chinese-owned company to suspend a user's account after she posted about China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim population.