Senior Partner: Cameron Doley
Managing Partner: Nigel Tait
Number of Partners: 10
Number of Assistant Solicitors: 7
Other fee-earners: 12
Media Law: Adam Tudor, Nigel Tait, Alasdair Pepper, Claire Gill, Antonia Foster, Rebecca Toman
International Arbitration: Cameron Doley, Guy Martin, Matthew Wescott
Commercial Litigation: Adam Tudor, Matthew Wescott, Alasdair Pepper, Nigel Tait
Public International Law: Guy Martin, Cameron Doley, Alasdair Pepper, Miranda Rushton, Matthew Wescott
THE FIRM: Carter-Ruck is one of the UK’s best known firms and is renowned for its expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. It is recognised as the UK’s pre-eminent media law practice, and its commercial litigation and international law practices are also highly regarded.
Carter-Ruck’s clients range from prominent individuals, UK and global UHNWs, celebrities, governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people, as well as commercial entities, global charities and NGOs, all of who place a premium on their right to reputation and privacy. Many 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 Arbitration: Carter-Ruck represents clients in both commercial and investment treaty disputes. Clients include governments, heads of state and global leading political figures as well as commercial entities and individuals requiring specialist advice. Lawyers advise on matters proceeding before the United Nations, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights and on a variety of arbitral regimes where they have acted for both State and private parties. Lawyers also advise on and conduct arbitrations under the arbitral rules of institutions including UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, LMAA and LME.
Commercial Litigation: : Carter-Ruck advises on high value, complex commercial disputes. The firm represents clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. Lawyers are multi-jurisdictional disputes experts who conduct international arbitration and litigation in courts overseas. They are specialists in financial mis-selling and professional negligence and have a track-record of acting in high value claims for compensation against banks, pensions providers, financial and tax advisers. The firm is also highly experienced in bringing negligence claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors and other professionals.
Public International Law: Carter-Ruck has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters involving an international, diplomatic or geopolitical context. The team regularly advises on the impact of inter-national law and represent clients in a variety of tribunals and forums worldwide. The team is also well known for advising clients who are the subject of targeted sanctions and restrictive measures at domestic, European Union or international level. The firm’s expertise in dealing with the international media means they are uniquely placed to advise on the reputational implications of sensitive international disputes.
Prominent practice areas in the firm include International Arbitration and Public International Law where they are recognised specialists in complex and high profile Media, Sanctions and Human Rights cases.
International Clients: Al Jazeera Media Network, BLOM Bank, The State of Qatar, Hosni Mubarak (former Egyptian President) and his wife, Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi, Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Qatar Armed Forces, beIN Media Group . Represented Al Jazeera Media Network in its ICSID arbitration against Egypt, pursuant to the Qatar and Egypt BIT and representing Saudi businessman and philanthropist Yassin Kadi in his longstanding battle to challenge sanctions imposed on him in October 2001. International Memberships International Bar Association, American Association of International Law, American Bar Association, European Society of International Law, The British Russian Law Association and Avocats Barreau French Bar Association.
Languages:Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.