Life at the Extreme
Have you ever wanted to run in the scorching sun alongside cheetahs or free dive in an ocean with whales? In the new ITV series Life at the Extreme, Davina McCall will do all that and more. Watch her as she endures the hottest, coldest, deepest, and wettest places on earth. Tune in to ITV on Monday, 29 February at 9pm for the show’s premiere. You can watch a trailer HERE. ACK is proud to have worked on Life at the Extreme’s financing.
Case summary – Alvaro Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing SA
Alvaro Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing SA - trial of preliminary issues Reference:  EWHC 66 (QB) Court: High Court Date of Judgment: 22 January 2016 Facts of the case The claimant, Mr Sobrinho, is a citizen of both Angola and Portugal. He was the CEO of the Angolan bank Banco Espirito Santo Angola (“BESA”), a subsidiary of the Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (“BES”), from 2000 to 2012. The defendant, Impresa Publishing SA, is the owner of a Portuguese weekly newsp
Case summary – Sam Theedom v (1) Nourish Training t/a CSP Recruitment (2) Colin Sewell
Sam Theedom v Nourish Training t/a CSP Recruitment and ors - trial of preliminary issues Reference:  EWHC 3769 (QB) Court: High Court Date of Judgment: 11 December 2015 Facts of the case In mid 2013 the claimant Sam Theedom commenced employment at the first defendant CSP Recruitment (‘CSP’) as a trainee recruitment consultant. In early 2014, two employees of CSP, Kate Kirszak and Zoe Crutchley, left for a rival recruitment agency. Ms Kirszak subsequently became Mr Th
CFAs and Success Fees for Defamation and Privacy Cases
Summary In the legal spotlight recently are two publishers who have unsuccessfully challenged the inclusion of success fees and after-the-event insurance (ATE Insurance) premiums in their respective costs orders. The Supreme Court, however, will soon consider the issue on appeal. Background From 1 April 2013 onward, Section 44 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) made success fees under a conditional fee agreement (CFA) unrecoverable,