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By its very nature, the majority of Carter-Ruck’s pre-publication and privacy-related work is confidential and must remain so. However, a selection of recent media and defamation work highlights which are in the public domain is set out below.


Donald Trump’s tweets turn focus to social media responsibility: Oliver Cox in The Times

Senior associate Oliver Cox was invited to provide his insights for The Times Law section on the implications of potential tougher legal regulation of US social media platforms following events on Capitol Hill and Donald Trump's subsequent bans from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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Press Release: Mubaraks removed from UK Sanctions

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and family removed from UK sanctions list.

The UK has decided not to include the late former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, and his family members, in its UK sanctions list of 1 January 2021. Enacted by the UK authorities as a consequence of Brexit, this UK list replaces, in the UK, the previously applicable EU Egyptian sanctions regime. For the past ten years, the Mubarak family has contested the validity and legality of EU sanctions imposed against them. This decision represents a vindication of their position.

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Trump v Twitter: The Issues for the Future - Inforrm’s Blog

In 2018 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that employees at his company have a "left-leaning bias" - but insisted that it does not affect how Twitter makes decisions on content on its platform.

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EU Court of Justice annuls sanctions imposed on former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and family

The highest court in the European Union, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has annulled sanctions imposed on the late former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak, and members of his family, ruling that the sanctions were unlawful from the outset.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and family removed from UK sanctions list

The UK has decided not to include the late former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, and his family members, in its UK sanctions list of 1 January 2021. Enacted by the UK authorities as a consequence of Brexit, this UK list replaces, in the UK, the previously applicable EU Egyptian sanctions regime. 

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Trump v Twitter

The ongoing debate between US politicians and the social media platforms poses legal questions relevant on this side of the Atlantic - and around the world.

In 2018 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that employees at his company have a "left-leaning bias" - but insisted that it does not affect how Twitter makes decisions on content on its platform. The first part of his statement was seized on by right-leaning commentators, in the USA and abroad; the second part was derided and dismissed.

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Johnny Depp -v- NGN: Judgment Analysis

On 2 November, Mr Justice Nicol delivered his Judgment in Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun newspaper and editor Dan Wootton. Mr Depp lost his case, and the Judge found that The Sun had proved that its published allegations that Mr Depp beat his ex-wife and fellow actor Amber Heard were substantially true: 12 of 14 alleged incidents of assault were proven.

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The Mail apologises and pays £25,000 in damages to Cambridge Professor over false racism allegations

The publisher of the Daily Mail and MailOnline has apologised to leading academic Professor Gopal, over an article which falsely alleged that she was attempting to incite an aggressive and potentially violent race war, and that she supports and endorses the subjugation and persecution of white people. The Mail has also agreed to pay Professor Gopal £25,000 in libel damages, as well as her legal costs.

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Carter-Ruck on BBC Radio 4 Media Show

Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker was invited to join the BBC Radio 4 Media Show panel of experts discussing the Johnny Depp libel judgment as well as other topical media matters.

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Johnny Depp Libel Judgment: Carter-Ruck on Sky News

Carter-Ruck senior associate Helena Shipman was this morning interviewed outside the Royal Courts of Justice by Sky News following the release of the judgment in the libel case of Johnny Depp v News Group Newspapers Limited.

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Inforrm’s Blog: The role of social media platforms and users in tackling Covid misinformation

Carter-Ruck associate Mathilde Groppo explores the issues surrounding Covid-19 misinformation campaigns and the roles social media platforms and users have to play in tackling them in this recent piece for Inforrm.

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Al Arab pays substantial damages and costs to Rached Ghannouchi

Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Tunisian Ennahdha Party and Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament, has received damages, together with an undertaking not to repeat the false allegations made against him (and payment of his costs) following the recent settlement of his claim against Al Arab Publishing House Limited in respect of an article published on their website, alarab.co.uk, on 5 July 2019.

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Jewish Chronicle apologises and pays substantial libel damages to Nada al-Sanjari

The Jewish Chronicle, its editor Stephen Pollard and journalist Lee Harpin have apologised to Nada al-Sanjari, a school teacher and local councillor over a number of articles they published last year. They have also agreed to pay her a substantial sum in libel damages, as well as her legal costs.

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Leave.EU apologises and pays substantial libel damages to Naz Shah MP

Leave.EU, the pro-Brexit political campaign group, has apologised to Naz Shah (the MP for Bradford West and Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion) over a Tweet and Facebook Post published in December last year. Leave.EU has also agreed to pay Ms Shah a substantial sum in libel damages, as well as her legal costs.

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Oliver Cox on talkRADIO: Consumer Review Websites and the Risk of Libel

Carter-Ruck senior associate Oliver Cox spoke with journalist Ian Collins of talkRADIO on 28 September 2020 about the case of a man facing criminal charges in Thailand for causing 'damage to the reputation' of a hotel through his negative TripAdvisor review, and through this the wider issues surrounding such review sites for both consumers and those listed.

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Global Investigation Review: The Guide to Sanctions (First Edition) featuring Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck are pleased to be contributors to the First Edition of Global Investigations Review's Guide to Sanctions published in August 2020.

UN Sanctions overview

We live in a dynamic and fast-moving era for sanctions, which are becoming a more frequently deployed tool of international policy and geopolitics.

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