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Richard Spearman QC authorised to hear cases in the Media and Communications List

Amendments to the CPR which came into force on 1 October 2019 establish a designated specialist list of the High Court to deal with claims concerning media and communications (the… Read more »

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Popcorn Time website blocking order – Interview with Richard Spearman QC

In this interview Richard Spearman QC discusses the issues raised in Twentieth Century Fox Film Corpn & Ors v Sky UK Ltd & Ors [2105] EWHC 1082 (Ch), in which… Read more »

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Richard Spearman QC successfully applies for website blocking orders in respect of Popcorn Time sites

Richard represented the major Hollywood film Studios in the first, test case, application for a website blocking order under s97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). This… Read more »

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