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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.


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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The Right Honourable Nicholas Brown MP -v- Tom Bower and Faber and Faber

A joint press statement has been issued by the parties to The Right Honourable Nicholas Brown MP -v- Tom Bower and Faber and Faber.

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Carter-Ruck in The Times:  A quiet shift in stance on the right to be forgotten

The Information Commissioner's Office is showing signs of shifting its approach to the right to be forgotten, writes Mathilde Groppo in The Times (published 20 September 2018).

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ARY Network agrees to pay substantial damages to magnate Mian Mohammad Mansha in libel settlement

A Pakistani broadcasting company which went into liquidation last year has agreed to pay Pakistani business magnate Mr Mian Mohammad Mansha substantial damages and legal costs of £275,000 in settlement of his libel claim.

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Sasha Wass QC – top criminal QC secures full Court apology from Mail on Sunday

Sasha Wass QC, one of the most highly-respected practitioners at the criminal bar, has today received a High Court apology for a libellous article published by the Mail on Sunday's David Rose on 9 October 2016, which falsely suggested that Ms Wass had (in summary) suppressed evidence of police corruption in order to put an "innocent man in jail".

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The Times Lawyer of the Week: Claire Gill

The Times has featured Claire Gill as the Lawyer of the Week following the first successful “right to be forgotten” case against Google in the UK where the High Court delivered a ruling in an unprecedented claim against the Search Engine, in which Claire was the lead lawyer.

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Right to be forgotten: High Court ruling against Google is just the start

The Times has published an article by Dominic Garner following the firm's landmark 'right to be forgotten' cases against Google.

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