Targeted Sanctions: Risks For GCC Firms, Individuals, Charities

Posted on 27 April 2015 by Miranda Rushton

The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. Geo-political instability worldwide means this trend is likely to continue, posing significant risks for those individuals and businesses based in the Gulf and engaged in international trade, as well as charities operating globally.


How journalists can manage the risks when working abroad

Posted on 23 April 2015 by Cameron Doley

Last year has been identified as the second worst year on record regarding the imprisonment of journalists worldwide. With no fewer than 221 journalists put behind bars last year according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an understanding of their legal rights and protections is more important than ever.


Mud-slingers beware

Posted on 22 April 2015 by Carter-Ruck

General Election campaigns are heated occasions. Passions run high and mud is slung. Often enough, the mud doesn’t stick - but when it does it can cost a lot more than a dry-cleaning bill.


Politicians and principle, elections and libel

Posted on 17 April 2015 by Carter-Ruck

Politicians will be in the spotlight more than ever as the general election, set for Thursday 7 May, approaches. Likely as not, they will accept what is said and written about them as part of the rough and tumble of British politics. Politicians are not people who go into public life with thin skins. But sometimes, the media go too far.


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