Episode 15 – Richard Arnold

March 11, 2021

In this episode, Hugh sits down with Lord Justice Richard Arnold. He was called to the bar in 1985 and took silk in 2000. He was appointed to the High Court Chancery Division in 2008, becoming the judge in charge of the Patent Court in April 2013. He was promoted to the Court of Appeal on October 1, 2019.

They discuss a number of issues and experiences, including: 

– Richard’s choice to study chemistry and how it led to law;
– His view on how different UK courts have handled the pandemic;
– Reasons behind his record-breaking 14 references to the Court of Justice;
– How lawyers and judges compete and can also learn from other legal systems;
– Why trade secrets law is important today and how he became interested in it; and
– How he came to write the book on performers’ rights which will soon be in its 6th edition;

*At this link, you can order the 6th edition of Performers’ Rights, which will be published later this year. 

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