Posted on 08 July 2019 by Carter-Ruck
The Supreme Court's recent clarification of the 'serious harm' threshold for defamation claims has been welcomed by newspapers as a victory for free speech. In fact, it is more likely to mean escalating costs and uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike.
Writing in the Law Society's Gazette, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo analyses the decision and offers a prediction of its likely impact.
Lachaux V Independent Print, Supreme Court Abolished Common Law Presumption of Damage in Libel Cases
Posted on 14 June 2019 by Carter-Ruck
Carter-Ruck Avocate a la Cour Mathilde Groppo provides a case update for Inforrm's Blog following the Lachaux judgment handed down by The Supreme Court on 12 June 2019.
Posted on 17 May 2019 by
Carter-Ruck partner Guy Martin speaks to PR Week on steps agencies can take to avoid their creative ideas being used by clients without acknowledgement or remuneration.
Read more here (paywall)
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Carter-Ruck
Carter-Ruck Associate Helena Shipman has been quoted in Edward Fennell's legal column in The Times on the enduring English spectacle of the statement in Open Court.
Posted on 18 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck
Posted on 12 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck
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.
Posted on 12 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck
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’.
To read more click here
Posted on 10 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck
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.
To read the full article click here.
‘He tried to strangle me’: Supreme Court says judges must ‘inhabit the world of the Facebook reader’
Posted on 05 April 2019 by Carter-Ruck
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.
Posted on 05 March 2019 by Carter-Ruck
Carter-Ruck is pleased to be sponsoring the 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance at the American Conference Institute on 2-3 May 2019 in Washington DC. Guy Martin is on a panel discussing conflicts of law between the US and EU, and in particular the post-Brexit UK sanctions regime.
To register for this conference click here.
Posted on 27 February 2019 by Carter-Ruck
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.
To read the full article click here (Paywall).
Posted on 09 February 2019 by
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO and President of Amazon, has accused National Enquirer magazine and its owners American Media Inc. of blackmail. The allegation packs a wallop. In the US, as in England and Wales, blackmail is a criminal offence, carrying a sentence that can include imprisonment.
Posted on 24 January 2019 by Carter-Ruck
The Supreme Court will today hear a case with potentially far-reaching implications for the finding of meaning in libel trials and appeals of those meanings. Oliver Cox gives us a case preview through the Inforrm blog.