By Alex Boardman & Chris Kehoe | Abrupt Audio
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Comedian Alex Boardman and Barrister Chris Kehoe, discuss English Criminal Law whilst sat in a Ford Mondeo. A comedic look at some of the most famous criminal cases in English Law with legal expert and barrister Chris Kehoe, and comedian Alex Boardman. In every episode Chris will guide us through a famous area in English Criminal Law. He will explain the facts of the case, set out the legal principles the case raises and offer insight into the reasons behind the verdicts of the judges who presided over them. This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working in the profession, but is for anyone with even a passing interest in legal matters. As well as detailed case studies, in shorter "Brief Notes" episodes, Chris will tell us what being a barrister is really like, as well as explaining the court system, legal tactics and even answering any questions listeners may have. If you've ever enjoyed a legal drama on TV or film, or can't get enough of novels featuring crime and courtroom battles, then this series will give you a further insight into that world. The Mondeo Law Podcast is produced for Abrupt Audio. If you are looking to start or grow a podcast, check out their website: http://abruptaudio.com Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram.
||CleanML012 R v Caldwell||Another drunk defendant, time for Lord Diplock to confirm the law of reckless endangerment whilst voluntarily intoxicated.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML011 R v Cunningham||Still in the area of mens rea we move away from intent and look at recklessness||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML010 - R v Woollin||A harrowing set of facts, however this is the leading case on intention.||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN010 - Basic and Specific Intent||What is the difference between basic and specific intent? Chris explains with reference to arson, murder, wounding and theft||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML009 - DPP v Majewski||Is voluntary intoxication a defence for assault?||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN009 - Dining In||You can't be called to the bar until you've completed an ancient tradition...||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML008 - R v Maloney||Murder or manslaughter? More drunken hi-jinks in this episode, but it seems the previous case of Hyam did not give the definitive definition of what the courts should look for when decided on the common law offence of murder. This case sees the judiciar||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Notes 008 - But For Test||Chris explains how to apply the "But for" test when looking at causation. He also tells us about a reverse engineered version of the test he applies in his every day legal duties, the "So what?" test.||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML007 - Hyam v DPP||Two people dead but the defendant pleads there was no intent to murder. How will the Judiciary interpret malice aforethought, intention, reckless behaviour, motive and foreseeability in this landmark criminal murder trial?||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Notes 007 - Money||Are barristers all loaded? Plus, just how much will you earn via legal aid for all that preparation work?||6 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML006 - Actus Reus recap||Barrister Chris has a surprise for me before we move onto the topic of the next episode. He has downloaded a recent exam question which centres around the topic of Actus Reus and he gives me a test to see just how much of what he’s been saying I’ve||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN006 - How do you defend the guilty?||The question Chris gets asked the most is “How do you defend someone who is guilty?” How does a barrister defend an alleged murderer, rapist or paedophile?||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDANKULA SPECIAL||Is it the end of free speech as we know it? Can no one make a joke anymore for fear of offending some snowflake or other? We look at the Dankula case that was tried in Scotland last week.||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML005: R V Smith||R v Smith. Barrister Chris guides us through a very violent case in which a man eventually dies and others are seriously injured. What is the rule of causation regarding Actus Reus? By the way, the defendant (yet again) had been drinking. Further; Malch||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrief Notes 005: Proof||Brief notes on Proof. We discuss both the burden and standard of proof in criminal cases, Chris also highlights when the burden of proof may be reversed and the burden may shift.||23 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML004 - R v Miller||R v Miller Chris describes how the criminal law views an omission to act, and we also discuss what a “result” crime is in relation to damaging property - more specifically arson.||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN004 - Brief Notes: Cab Rank Rule||Still on the drive back from Lancaster, Chris talks us through the cab rank rule that should apply to all barristers||17 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN003 - Brief notes: Court Structure||We discuss the hierarchy of English Criminal courts and also barrister Chris gives us a handy guide on how to address judges and magistrates.||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML003 Winzar v C.C. Kent||"Road Trip" episode as we discuss a case involving a very drunk man, a hospital and some potentially underhand police tactics.||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN002 - Brief Notes: What’s it really like in court?||What’s it really like in court?||10 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML002: R v Quick||A gruesome case in which a nurse admits to beating up a disabled man in care: R v Quick||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBN001 - Brief Notes: Strictly Liability||Brief Notes: Strictly Liability||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML001 - Sweet vs Parsley||The case of Sweet and Parsley from 1969 - Exploring the legal sides of the incident having a laugh along the way||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanML000 - Intro Episode||Comedian Alex Boardman and Barrister Chris Kehoe, discuss English Criminal Law whilst sat in a Ford Mondeo.||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to more...
Fascinating stuff well communicated. It's astonishing how little most of us now about the laws that govern our country, but these guys do a great job of explaining them without being condescending.
Interesting and fun
I've really enjoyed listening to these. Both of them are very informative. Kehoe is top notch with his information and Boardman knows just what questions to ask him to draw it out. I'd advise anyone who's enjoyed this to watch them performing stand up.
Very amusing insight into the often madcap world of criminal law
It’s really nice to hear down to earth accounts of how surreal criminal law can be - from the outside it often looks formal and fusty but the reality is VERY different, as you get a sense of from this amusing podcast.