Firm profile submitted by Carter-Ruck
Senior Partner: Cameron Doley
Other fee-earners: 10
Media Law: Alasdair Pepper, Nigel Tait, Ruth Collard, Claire Gill, Adam Tudor, Antonia Foster, Rebecca Toman
International Law: Cameron Doley, Guy Martin, Miranda Rushton
Commercial Litigation: Adam Tudor, Nigel Tait, Alasdair Pepper
The Firm: One of the UK’s best-known law firms, Carter-Ruck is renowned for its expertise in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. It is recognised as the UK’s pre-eminent media law practice, while its work in the commercial litigation and international law sectors is also regarded as being of the highest calibre. Carter-Ruck’s clients range from national governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people and celebrities, to lower-profile individuals and organisations who place no less a premium on their reputations. A large number of the firm’s cases attract the attention of the world’s media and Carter-Ruck is well used to dealing with the challenges that this presents.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Media Law: Carter-Ruck has unrivalled expertise in advising individuals, companies and other organisations who find themselves subject to, or threatened with adverse or intrusive media coverage. The firm’s lawyers have secured many of the highest ever damages awards in this field, as well as unprecedented front page apologies in national newspapers. The firm’s claimant practice is the largest in the country, but the firm also represents defendants, including some of the UK’s best-known publishers.
International Law: Carter-Ruck’s International law team has extensive experience in litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory matters involving an international or diplomatic context. While much of Carter- Ruck’s work is conducted before the UK courts and by way of arbitration, the firm also has cases proceeding in the European Court of Justice, before the United Nations and in the courts of a host of overseas jurisdictions.
Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Carter-Ruck has considerable experience in a very wide range of high value, complex commercial disputes. The firm has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. Carter-Ruck’s international expertise means it is well placed to advise on multi-jurisdictional disputes and to conduct international arbitration and litigation in courts overseas. In certain high-value cases Carter-Ruck is willing to act on the basis of Conditional Fee Agreements and to secure After-the-Event insurance.
Financial Mis-selling & Professional Negligence: Carter-Ruck’s commercial litigation team has a formidable track-record of acting in high value financial mis-selling claims for compensation against institutions including banks, pensions providers and financial and tax advisers. The firm is also highly experienced in bringing negligence claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors and other professionals.