When false or intrusive material has been published or broadcast, Carter-Ruck is able to act quickly to have it removed or corrected, or to otherwise take steps to reduce the visibility of the material online. The firm works with specialist SEO companies and PR advisers to assist clients with their online reputation.
As the leading law firm in defamation and privacy, Carter-Ruck has an unrivalled record of obtaining prominent apologies for its clients, including unprecedented front page apologies in national newspapers, online, as well as on national television. In addition, our lawyers have secured many of the highest ever damages awards.
While litigation should always be a last resort, the firm has a wealth of experience of bringing proceedings, primarily in the High Court in London. Chambers & Partners, the leading directory of law firms, describes Carter-Ruck (which it ranks in the top tier of media litigation firms) as “extremely strong across the board”; the firm has more Leading Individuals ranked in the leading directories than any other firm.
Many of Carter-Ruck’s cases have an international element requiring coordination across different jurisdictions; for this reason we are well-connected with specialist firms throughout the world.
There will be cases where in conjunction with, or instead, of court litigation, it is in a client’s interests to bring a regulatory complaint. We have extensive experience of bringing such complaints, whether through IPSO (the Independent Press Standards Organisation, formerly the PCC), Ofcom, the BBC Trust, the Advertising Standards Agency or the Information Commissioner.
While best known for its claimant work, Carter-Ruck’s advice is often also sought by media clients including book publishers, broadcasters and online publishers.