Northpod Law & UKCLB Podcasts
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NorthPod Law is a podcast that reviews the week's legal stories and news with a particular focus on how they affect the legal profession and the justice system of England & Wales. This show runs for six weeks and then takes a six week break throughout the year. It is hosted by barristers Benjamin Knight, Kirstin Beswick and Jonathan Holt. Each week, they will be joined by other lawyers and legal experts and, together, they will cast an eye over that week's legal twists and turns. ** Note to broadcast media producers: Our presenters are available for comment on legal matters in the public eye by contacting us at email@example.com - this address is monitored 24/7 ** When Northpod Law is off the air, this feed automatically redirects to Northpod's sister show, the UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast. UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast UKCLBP is a podcast by Dan, Lyndon and Sara - barristers who run the UK Criminal Law Blog. The podcast discusses and explains current cases and topics relevant to the criminal law, in language accessible to those not legally trained. Far too often the media don’t get the facts right about criminal cases meaning that far too often do the public not understand the 'how' and 'why'. We’re three barristers who are trying to change that by discussing current cases and topics in everyday English, to make the law more accessible to all. Our long-standing and well-respected blog can be found at www.ukcriminallawblog.com
||CleanThe Growing Prevalence of Prevalence - 25/05/16||It's a case law episode for this Bite, which you can listen to right here.First, R v Bondzie. Ever wondered why the Crown has taken to serving a statement that just tells you that drug dealing is bad? Here's why they do it; what effect it||26 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual Communications - 17/05/16||Listen to this week's show right here. This week, Kirstin examines the little heard of s.67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 which creates a new offence of sexual communication with a child. What is it? What does it cover? What does the Crown have to||17 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefending Rob Titchner - 06/05/16||This week Kirstin's going through s.76 Serious Crime Act 2015. It deals with coercive control - or domestic violence that's not that physical. We use the scandalous plot of "The Archers" to briefly explain what can make up the background to t||9 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProperty is Theft - 25/04/16||In this week's show, we take a look at the Sentencing Council's recent Theft Offences guideline. Take a listen right here. Theft is probably the most common criminal offence that appears before the courts. Of course, there are several types of||25 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDone Over By Do-Overs? - 17/04/16||In this week's show, we take a look at what happens when juries cannot reach a verdict. Take a listen right here. Many people, especially defendants, are quite horrified when they find out that the prosecution can decide whether it wants to have not||17 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanButting Heads With Beavis - 10/04/16||You can listen to this week's show right here. We have been away for an absolute eternity but the wait is over! This week, we are looking at the Supreme Court decision in ParkingEye v Beavis (2015) This is a decision that will impact on most motorist||10 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeries Break - 7th November 2014||Dear Listeners of Northpod Law and of UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast From time to time, the fates conspire against us all and the absence of our last show of the series and the delay in the start of UKCLBP (as I am now calling it) is testament to this. W||7 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS14E04 - Running Late, Sounding Adequate||The episode that might never have happened is finally here. You can listen right here. What with Ben being incapacitated, Kirstin being snowed-under and Jonathan having been abducted by aliens (some of this may not be true), a big dent has been made||19 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS14E03 - Rights and Wrong'uns||You can listen to this week's show right here. This week's show is about the Tory plan to abolish the Human Rights Act and to put England and Wales (though not Scotland or NI, of course) outside of the direct constraints of International Human Rights la||5 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS14E02 - Corruption||With Ben still suffering from the Dreaded Lurgy and Jonathan being AWOL, Kirstin is left to man the battlements of Northpod Towers this week. Have a listen right here. With all that is going in at the MoJ (for whom it has not been a good week!), we||27 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS14E01 - Power to the Victim||You can listen here! This week we scrabble around in the mud to bring you a frankly minimal offering of law. It may have been the silly season but the law has (at least in this country) remained aloof and above such matters. Sadly this show was reco||19 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E06 - Tea and Cake||Hear this week's show right here. This is a silly episode to end series 13. We are doing cake, bourbon and tea. Yep, we are covering rulings of the tax tribunal and the Advertising Standards Agency. You might think that this would be a b||31 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E05 - The VC Factor||Listen to this week's show right here. In a CBA vice-chair election special, we are joined by the two candidates, Mark Fenhalls QC and Paul Keleher QC. There was no bloodshed in this head-to-head but we think you'll want to hear what both candidates hav||24 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E04 - Immigration and Impertinence||Listen to this week's show right here. We have swapped Kirstin for Jonathan this week as we take on what must be the two biggest immigration cases of the year, MM and PLP vs Grayling - not their official titles! These cases may be weighty immigration c||17 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E03 - Expert Evidence, Unreliable Evidence and Fresh Evidence||Listen to this week's show right here. We have talked about expert witnesses many times over the past 12 series but we have seldom explored exactly what an "expert witness" is, what they do, to whom they are accountable, how they are regulated and how t||10 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E02 - Historic Sexual Offences||Have a listen to this week's show right here. In the light of the recent verdicts and sentence in Rolph Harris' case, Kirstin goes through the Sexual Offences Act 1956, looking at what offences are contained in it and how amendments have affected the la||5 7 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS13E01 - Let's Look At That Again||We are back for Series 13 (!) of the podcast and we are raring to go with some law this week. Many thanks to the good folks at UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast and thanks again to Lyndon Harris for having both Kirstin and Ben on this series. As a||26 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E06 - The Results Are In...||The cake and bourbon show is upon us again. Our 72nd episode can be heard right here. In this week's show, we take a look at Sir Bill Jeffrey's review of independent criminal advocacy in England and Wales. It may be reopening an old front in||8 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E05 - The Schadenfreude of Rampant State Failure||It's NorthPod Law 4 - MoJ and the Home Office 0 as (oh dear) Kirstin Beswick and Jonathan Holt have a lot of fun at the expense of those two ministries - you can Listen Here. First up is the total collapse of a five-handed serious fraud involving the ex||1 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E04 - All Change! No Change!||On this week's show, which you can listen to by clicking these very words, Ben and Kirstin talk their way through the so-called "revolution" in the family courts. It is something of an oddity that reforms that actually do very little in terms of changin||25 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E03 - A Rare Thing Indeed!||On this week's show, which you can hear by clicking here, we are joined by lap-dancer-turned-law-student, Vanessa Knowles to talk about how a law student making good money from being very visible online might encounter problems in a future career. I||17 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E02 - The New Way(a)||The Way(a) to listen is to click here! Enough with the awful title and dreadful pun - is it a pun? This week we transport you to the sunny shores of Cape Town via a fascinating interview with barrister David Pojur, telling us all about the legal sy||10 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS12E01 - Proposals||Listen Here Welcome back. It's the glorious Twelfth! In week one, we talk to Family Barrister Joe Lynch about the proposed changes to the child cruelty laws to add in emotional abuse. Should it be done? Can it be done? How's it do||4 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS11E06 - Between The Rock and a Hard Place||Listen to this week's show here. On this week's show, John Cooper QC joins our roving reporter, Keith Jones in Gibraltar to talk about the law and the Bar in one of Britain's far-flung outposts. A little closer to home, we look at what happens when you||13 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS11E05 - Words, Words, Words||This week we carry on the tradition of the series in that we're a member of the usual team short. It's Ben on this occasion. He'll be back next week, I'm sure. Listen Here Matters under consideration are – what knowingly means when it co||6 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
An excellent podcast series. Interesting subject matter. Well presented. Five stars.
Brilliant podcast for those needing updates on interesting legal topics in small bites! Especially outside their area of practice.
It’s great to have the podcasts back. Very informative and I like the new bites version!!!