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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.


Time to step up the war against online abuse: Nigel Tait and Persephone Bridgman Baker in The Times

Carter-Ruck Head of Media Law Nigel Tait and Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker give their legal perspective to The Times following the recent Mumsnet case.

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Announcing the birth of the ‘Social Media User’ - Oliver Cox in The Times

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.

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Victoria Anderson recognised in the 2019 “Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better” List

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’.

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Nigel Tait’s 60 second interview with April French Furnell of Citywealth

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.

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‘He tried to strangle me’: Supreme Court says judges must ‘inhabit the world of the Facebook reader’

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.

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Carter-Ruck in Legal Week

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.

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Carter-Ruck in the Law Society Gazette

A prescient article by Carter-Ruck associate, Helena Shipman on the issue of regulation of social media organisations.

Following an 11-month study, Dame Frances Cairncross announced the findings of her independent review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism. Her 154-page report included a sharp indictment of the power imbalance between Google and Facebook and media publishers, and made a number of recommendations on how to safeguard the future of journalism.

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Law Society Gazette - “Lawyer in the News”

Carter-Ruck senior associate, Persephone Bridgman Baker has been featured in the Law Society Gazette following the firm's representation of the Labour MP and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon in his successful libel case against the Sun.

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Nigel Tait listed in the 2019 Spear’s Wealth Management Top 10 Reputation Leading Lawyers List

Carter-Ruck-s Head of Media Law, Nigel Tait has once again been listed in the 2019 Spear's Wealth Management Top 10 Leading Reputation Lawyers List.

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Carter-Ruck in The Law Society Gazette

Senior Associate, Dominic Garner’s article, published in the Law Society Gazette, on the challenges ahead for social media giant, Facebook.

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Richard Burgon MP -v- News Group Newspapers

In a major victory against The Sun newspaper, the MP for Leeds East and Shadow Justice Secretary and Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon MP was today awarded substantial damages of £30,000 in the High Court for libel. The tabloid is expected to pay his legal costs, and an injunction was issued preventing the false statements from being published again.

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Former Trustees of Muslim Aid

Please see attached press release here.

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Libel actions - England and Wales or in the United States? Carter-Ruck in the Law Society Gazette

With Tesla CEO Elon Musk facing libel claims from a British diving instructor, Carter-Ruck senior associate Persephone Bridgman Baker asks which jurisdiction one should choose for libel actions: the US or England and Wales?

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Nigel Tait named Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at Spear’s Wealth Management Awards

Carter-Ruck's Head of Media Law Nigel Tait has won Lawyer of the Year for Reputation & Defamation at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at The Dorchester, Mayfair. This award is in recognition of outstanding client service and innovation. It draws on research including extensive client feedback.

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Defamation and Reputation Management Top Tier Status Confirmed by Legal Directories

Carter-Ruck has again confirmed its top tier status for Defamation and Reputation Management by leading legal directories Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500.

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