Our mention of the Gazette’s potential role in the next Paddington film prompted Birmingham solicitor Neil Davies to tell us about his firm’s part in the latest Steven Spielberg blockbuster. By the magic of Hollywood, commercial litigation specialist Neill Davies & Partners’ Water Street office in the city’s smart Jewellery Quarter was transformed into a futuristic dystopia.

Ready Player One, due for release in 2018, is set in 2044 Ohio. Alas, Davies failed to get a selfie with Spielberg: ‘Our offer to be alien or futuristic extras similarly fell on deaf ears.’

Not to worry. The firm did receive a ‘nominal interruption fee (which our staff voted should go to Macmillan Cancer Support) and some vouchers to spend in a local hostelry’.