December 21, 2018

Background 

The applicant company, Magyar Jeti Zrt, operated an online news portal in Hungary called ‘444.hu’ with roughly 250,000 unique users per day.

On 5 September 2013 a group of apparently intoxicated football supporters stopped at a school in the village of Konyar, Hungary, made up...

October 25, 2018

The UK Supreme court handed down judgment on 10 October 2018 in Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) [2018] UKSC 49, otherwise known as ‘the gay cake case’. The court unanimously held that Ashers Bakery did not act in a discriminatory w...

October 5, 2018

Open justice principle reinforced in a case about application for anonymity of statement made in open court.

Background (numbers in square brackets refer to paragraphs in the judgment)

The initial claim was brought by the Applicant, ‘SWS’, claiming that the Defendant, the Department for W...

September 19, 2018

The Court of Appeal has allowed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation's (ENRC) appeal against a highly controversial earlier Commercial Court decision that had threatened to significantly narrow the scope of legal professional privilege.

The judgment, delivered on 5 September 2018 by th...

September 13, 2018

This case has now been updated. View our article on the most recent judgement here.

Court of Appeal clarifies the extent of non-party’s right to obtain access to documents in court proceedings in Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited v Graham Dring [2018] EWCA Civ 1795.

Background

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August 20, 2018

On 23 July 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down its decision on the appeal of Hislop v Perde [2018] EWCA Civ 1726. It held that in cases where a Claimant’s part 36 offer is accepted out of time and where the claim is subject to the fixed costs regime of CPR 45, the fixed costs regime co...

August 15, 2018

On Wednesday 25 July 2018 the European Court of Appeal ruled that Nestlé’s Kit Kat’s shape was not sufficiently distinctive in all European countries to successfully acquire trademark protection across the EU.

It was held that it is not enough to prove that the "four trapezoidal bars ali...

July 18, 2018

ACK Media Law Partner Susan Aslan appeared on The Media Show today to discuss the impact of the judgment granted in the Sir Cliff Richard OBE v BBC privacy proceedings.  Sir Cliff Richard was awarded an initial £210,000 in damages from the BBC after Mr Justice Mann ruled that...

May 1, 2018

Kensuke's Kingdom, the feature animation based on a Michael Morpurgo’s 1999 children’s novel from the team behind Ethel & Ernest, has secured a sales deal ahead of Cannes with UK outfit Bankside Films.

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ACK is advising Lupus Films on the new animation project.

October 17, 2017

Congratulations to Short Form Film Company!

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nominated Short Form's Jamie Johnson for an International Emmy award for 2017. The programme is coming up to its third series and has been one of the most popular programmes for CBBC.

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