Judge as juror

Posted on 18 December 2014 by Carter-Ruck

Dispute Resolution analysis: The High Court, sitting without a jury, recently ruled against former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell in his libel claim against News Group Newspapers for publishing a story alleging that he had called PC Rowland a ‘pleb’. Nigel Tait, a partner at Carter-Ruck, along with associate Isabella Piasecka, considers the decision and the wider issues of judges acting as jurors.


“Right to be forgotten” – the first six months

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Dominic Garner

In May this year, the European Court of Justice delivered its seminal ruling in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González.


Christopher Jefferies: a reputation restored

Posted on 12 December 2014 by Carter-Ruck

The ITV drama about Christopher Jefferies – the man wrongly accused of the murder of Joanna Yeates and vilified by the UK press – was moving and thought-provoking in equal measure.


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