Mishcon de Reya partner Anthony Julius – played by Andrew Scott in the film Denial, which opens this week – has added yet another string to his bow. The late Princess Diana’s divorce lawyer has been appointed by University College London as its first chair in law and the arts. Professor Julius will be undertaking graduate and undergraduate teaching and research, on top of the day job.

‘This is a unique opportunity for me to teach and champion literature and the visual arts, which is extremely important at a time when artistic freedom is facing increasing censorship in many countries across the world,’ Julius says. His first research project, on censorship of literature and the visual arts in liberal democracies, is due to be published in 2020.