It is with regret
that we announce that Peter Carter-Ruck
died peacefully on Friday 19th December 2003.
We send condolences to his family and many friends.
The Daily Telegraph
Peter F Carter-Ruck, was founder of Peter Carter-Ruck and
and, following his retirement as Senior Partner, was an
Independent Media Consultant, after long prior experience in representing newspapers and
publishers as well as private clients, and with extensive experience in all field of media
work, literary and family trust work and all areas of High Court litigation, both
representing plaintiffs and defendants. Before setting up the firm, had been a Specialist
Member of the Council of the Law Society, Chairman of their Law Reform Committee and a
member of the Council of the Law Society, Chairman of their Law Reform Committee, and a
member of the Technical Committee of the Union Internationale des Avocats and adviser on
Australian legislation on defamation as Honorary Consultant to the Australian Law
Commission. Recently elected a member of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Photograph Sylvan Mason
NEMO ME MAJOR NISI QUI JUSTIOR
"No man more upright unless he be more just"
|His extensive clientele includes representing British, United States and
other foreign ambassadors, heads of government, prime ministers, ministers of state,
members of various royal families,
High Court and Court of Appeal judges, national and provincial newspaper proprietors,
professional journals, film producers, film and television companies and professional
recently represented include Their Royal Highnesses Prince Alexander and Princess
Katherine of Yugoslavia, several judges of the High Court of Justice, of the Court of
Appeal and former Lords Chancellor, the late Enoch Powell, the former Conservative MP
Winston Churchill, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the explorer, the Rt Hon Lord Rothermere, Chairman
of Associated Newspapers and Rt Hon Lord Chalfont, to name but a few.
a former governor of St Edwards School, Oxford and past chairman and
founder-governor of Shiplake College at Henley, member of the Authors Society, of
the Chartered Institute of Journalists, of the Media Society (Past President) and the
Council of Justice (International Commission of Jurists).
widowed, after a long and happy marriage to Pamela Ann Maxwell. His late wifes
father was a distinguished fighter pilot. His daughter, Julie, is also a solicitor.
Interests, past and present, include ocean racing, ocean cruising, photography,
film-making, Member of the Law Society Yacht Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Yacht
Squadron and the Garrick.
Demand from London from clients and former colleagues has led to
acceptance of an appointment with leading media firm, M Law www.mformedia.com
(whose clients include Hello, Elle and Red magazines) as consultant adviser
to them and their clients.
He was also current chairman of the legal committee of the Stop Stansted
letters of appreciation from corporate and individual clients.
I am most grateful to
you for the expeditious and successful way in which you have handled this case. I am bound
to say hitherto that I have always subscribed to the dictum
The wheels of justice grind exceeding slow.
I shall now have to revise that judgement. You have broken all records.
Jack Whittingham The "Thunderball" Story"
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