Firm Profile > Carter-Ruck > London, England


Reputation management Tier 1

The defamation & reputation management practice at Carter-Ruck is a safe port of call for blue chip companies and handles an increasing number of clients from the Middle East.  The 'hugely experienced, likeable and savvyNigel Tait and the 'calm and measuredAdam Tudor lead a team that acts in an extensive number of libel and privacy complaints. The firm 'remains at the very top of the tree' and fields a strong team that also includes pre-publication expert Alasdair Pepper and Rebecca Toman, who acts for ultra high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and celebrities. Claire Gill stands out for her role as lead partner in the landmark "right to be forgotten" case NT1/NT2 v Google where she successfully obtained an order to remove the claimants' private information from the search engine in a novel High Court ruling. Associate Helena Shipman continues to have significant impact on the practice and demonstrates 'excellent client care' in her area of expertise; misuse of private information and breach of the data protection act.


Very much the market leaders in reputation management.’

‘Carter-Ruck remains at the very top of the tree for media and communications/ reputation management work. They have huge amounts of experience together with the resources to do a thorough job on every case.’

‘There is no better claimant law firm, although they also do media cases for defendants.’

‘Nigel Tait is hugely experienced, able, likeable and savvy. ‘

An unrivalled range of truly exceptional practitioners steeped in all aspects of this work. They are able to put together teams at partner/associate level tailored to the particular needs of any client/case at the shortest notice.

Whilst some firms can match them in individual cases, none have the capacity to handle as many high-profile matters simultaneously.’

Nigel Tait has extensive legal knowledge coupled with astute tactical sense.’

Adam Tudor is calm and measured, even under pressure. He is always focused on the end product rather than short-term gains.

Helena Shipman demonstrates excellent client care and the ability to drag a better offer out of the other side than anybody else thought possible.

Key clients

Simon Cowell

SyCo Entertainment


The Labour Party

BT Plc

Sasha Wass QC

Baronness Sayeeda Warsi

Richard Burgon MP

James Blunt

Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens)

Kate & Gerry McCann

Nick Brown

Sports Direct

Richard Caring

Public international law Tier 3

Carter-Ruck's team is particularly experienced in relation to sanctions or restrictive measures imposed at UN, EU or domestic level, and often represents clients before the UN Ombudsperson, the European Court of Justice, and in domestic judicial reviews of administrative decisions relating to sanctions. Guy Martin 'is the one of the foremost legal experts on sanctions'; he is representing Saudi businessman and philanthropist Yassin Kadi in his longstanding battle to challenge sanctions imposed on him in October 2001. Other key clients include governments, heads of state and leading political figures, commercial entities, charities and high-profile private clients.


Peerless in international sanctions work, with a combination of huge experience and excellent client care

Guy Martin leaves no stone unturned; his combination of legal knowledge, political savviness and client care is second to none.’

Key clients

Al Jazeera Media Network

The State of Qatar

Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi

Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

Hosni Mubarak (former Egyptian President) and his wife

Mrs Suha Arafat (widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat)

International arbitration Tier 7

The geographical distribution of Carter-Ruck's cases has expanded to include eastern Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, South Asia and Latin America, and the practice acts in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. The 'entire team is a pleasure to work with and willing to listen to the views of others'. Senior partner Cameron Doley leads the team, which also includes Alasdair Pepper and Matthew Wescott.


The firm is a high-quality outfit, expertly led from the top in an understated way by Cameron Doley‘.

Matthew Wescott combines his great legal skills with good commercial common sense‘.

Alasdair Pepper is approachable yet assertive‘.

Key clients

Al Jazeera Media Network


The State of Qatar

Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

Qatar Armed Forces

beIN Media Group

Commercial litigation Tier 8

Carter-Ruck handles breach of contract, shareholder and partnership matters, professional negligence, breaches of confidence, and IP issues. Adam Tudor leads the commercial litigation practice, Alasdair Pepper's practice involves financial mis-selling claims; and Matthew Wescott acts in commercial, financial, insurance and construction disputes. Antonia Foster and Claire Gill are also experienced advisers.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Cameron Doley  photo Cameron Doley
 Antonia Foster  photo Antonia Foster
 Claire Gill  photo Claire Gill
 Guy Martin  photo Guy Martin
 Alasdair Pepper  photo Alasdair Pepper
 Miranda Rushton  photo Miranda Rushton
 Nigel Tait  photo Nigel Tait
 Rebecca Toman  photo Rebecca Toman
 Adam Tudor  photo Adam Tudor
 Matthew Wescott  photo Matthew Wescott