Posted on 21 April 2017 by
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
Posted on 26 October 2016 by
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.
Click here to read the article
Posted on 16 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck
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.
Click here for a link to the judgment.
Posted on 10 August 2016 by Carter-Ruck
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.
Click here for a link to the judgment.
Posted on 01 July 2016 by
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.
Posted on 07 June 2016 by
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.
Carter-Ruck clients successful in substantial interest rate hedging product consequential loss claim
Posted on 15 March 2016 by
Two Carter-Ruck clients have received substantial consequential redress awards under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Interest Rate Hedging Product Review.
MJH Executive Homes Limited and MJH Investments Limited are small businesses which buy and develop residential property sites. In 2007 their owner, Mr Michael Hartnett, approached Allied Irish Banks (‘the Bank’) for loans to cover two new developments.
The clients were advised by Ruth Collard and Peter Smith
Posted on 01 March 2016 by
Anglia Research Services, a leading genealogical research company, and its director Philip Turvey, have obtained a pre-action disclosure order against Finders International and its Managing Director Daniel Curran (a regular participant in the BBC’s “Heir Hunters” programme).
The Judgment can be found here
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Posted on 04 February 2016 by
With sanctions lifted, Iran is back in business - we must be ready to make the most of the opportunities.
Posted on 14 January 2016 by
Last year’s Carter-Silk/Proudman debate raises a number of interesting issues about how private social media accounts are treated by journalists.
Please also see Rebecca Toman's article in the Huffington Post here.
Posted on 11 January 2016 by
After more than a decade of negotiations, 2015 proved a breakthrough year in the normalisation of relations between Iran and the international community.
This article by Miranda Rushton was first published in FT Adviser on 11 January 2016
Posted on 23 December 2015 by
Popstar Niall Horan of One Direction fame has won the right to pursue a libel case against a tabloid paper for the insinuation he had used hard drugs. The case raises interesting questions for all individuals in the public eye as to how papers report on 'celeb' or people news and the troublesome issue of meaning.
Posted on 22 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck
The appeal was against the quantum of damages awarded by Mann J in a judgment dated 21 May 2015. Mann J had awarded a total of almost £1.25 million to 8 claimants including Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne.
Posted on 21 December 2015 by Carter-Ruck
The High Court has found in favour of the claimant, Sam Theedom, a recruitment consultant, in a preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm in a defamation case – one of the first trials on the question of what amounts to “serious harm” for the purposes of section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 and the first preliminary issues trial on meaning and serious harm to date in which the claimant has been completely successful.
Read the judgment here