Firm Profile > Carter-Ruck > London, England

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90 Fetter Lane

Reputation management Tier 1

Carter-Ruck remains a premier name in defamation and reputation management, with a strong track record in securing some of the highest ever damage awards in privacy and libel claims. The claimant-heavy practice is a go-to destination for senior politicians, leading business people as well as celebrities and blue-chip companies seeking advice in relation to breach of confidence, defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection issues. Nigel Tait, whose areas of expertise include acting for ultra high-net-worth individuals in the most sensitive blackmail, harassment and privacy cases, leads the team along with Adam Tudor, who also heads up the Middle East desk, dedicated to advising clients based in the region. Multi-jurisdictional matters are a key strength for Rebecca Toman, while Claire Gill continues to attract instructions from individuals seeking to invoke the Right to be Forgotten (Right to Erasure). In addition to handling litigation and post-publication complaints, the firm also offers preventative and pre-publication advice, for which Alasdair Pepper is a name to note. Recently-promoted senior associate Helena Shipman regularly advises on misuse of private information and data protection issues.

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Key clients

Simon Cowell

Sasha Wass QC

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Richard Burgon MP

Charlie Elphicke

James Blunt

Bryan Adams

Al Jazeera

Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens)

Kate & Gerry McCann

Nick Brown MP

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland

Middle East Eye

Interpal Trustees

Anglia Research

Public international law Tier 3

Carter-Ruck advises on specialist PIL issues, including human rights work including the application of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines for multinational enterprises; targeted sanctions imposed by the UK, EU, UN and the US; extraditions, INTERPOL notices, statehood recognition and independence bids, and diplomatic protection. The international law practice is spearheaded by Guy Martin, and also includes Alasdair Pepper, whose global client base includes multinational and national companies, heads of state, political figures, managing directors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 5

Carter-Ruck's commercial litigation team 'achieves increasingly impressive results'. It handles complex, sensitive, high-value claims, relating  to breaches of contract, shareholder and partnership issues, financial services, professional negligence, commercial fraud, breach of confidence and IP. Adam Tudor spearheads the firm’s commercial litigation practice, while other names to note include mis-selling claims specialists Antonia Foster and Claire Gill.

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‘The firm’s commercial offering has been growing steadily for many years. It brings to this area the litigation expertise of the higher-profile libel work and is achieving increasingly impressive results.’

‘Adam Tudor is an excellent all-round litigator with a keen strategic eye for the opponent’s weak spot. Cameron Doley is good on large-scale arbitrations.’

‘Carter-Ruck well deserves its fine reputation in commercial litigation.’

Key clients

Vertical Aviation

International arbitration Tier 7

Carter-Ruck's practice handles arbitrations in all major international forums with cases across Eastern Europe, CIS, the Middle East, South Asia and Latin America. Frequently leading investor-state, state-on-state and treaty arbitration claims, senior partner Cameron Doley heads up the international arbitration group, which also features experienced partner Alasdair Pepper.

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‘Carter-Ruck well warrants its position in the International arbitration field.’

‘Carter-Ruck is a strong litigation boutique with a growing reputation in international arbitration.’

‘The Carter-Ruck team is wonderful to work with. Extremely engaged, responsive and communicative.’

Key clients

Al Jazeera Media Network

The State of Qatar

Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy – FIFA World Cup 2022


Qatar Armed Forces

beIN Media Group

Photo Name Position Profile
 Cameron Doley  photo Cameron Doley Carter-Ruck’s senior partner, Cameron works in the firm’s international law practice, specialising…
 Antonia Foster  photo Antonia Foster Antonia specialises in media litigation and reputation management, as well as in…
 Claire Gill  photo Claire Gill Claire has over 20 years’ experience as a High Court litigator. Claire’s…
 Guy Martin  photo Guy Martin Guy Martin is head of the International and European Law Group at…
 Alasdair Pepper  photo Alasdair Pepper Alasdair is one of the most experienced media lawyers in the business.…
 Miranda Rushton  photo Miranda Rushton Miranda advises on matters with an international law or diplomatic dimension including…
 Helena Shipman photo Helena Shipman Senior Associate:  Helena advises on defamation, misuse of private information and data…
 Nigel Tait  photo Nigel Tait Partner in Media Department. Main area of practice is media law, acting…
 Rebecca Toman  photo Rebecca Toman Partner
 Adam Tudor  photo Adam Tudor Partner specialising in media and reputation management as well as commercial dispute…