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Series 7 Episode 2 - Money
January 25, 2013 03:10 AM PST
This week (in our new home)Kirstin thinks it's mainly about the money whilst Ben's not so sure.
Can your accountant, his assistant, his mate down the road, etc. claim legal professional privilege for the advice they give you? The Supreme Court thinks not.
Some reminders and slapped wrists in regard to fine defaulters.
A family case that reminds us again that case management and use of the public purse is at the discretion of the judge (is that fair?) and finally Jonathan talks about weighing up the rights of EU citizens against the non-rights of their parents.
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January 21, 2013 11:46 AM PST
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Finally, you can still find the show on your internet browser by going to www.northpodlaw.co.uk (from about Friday 25th January 2013).Series 7 Episode 1 - Catch Up
January 18, 2013 04:32 AM PST
Or "Through Gritted Teeth". Happy New Year to all our listeners and followers.
Ben and Kirstin look at 3 cases and a planned change to statute that were all determined with great reluctance.
First up is a very depressing costs case - the CPS have everywhere to hide now it seems.
Then our regular contributor, Jonathan Holt, takes through a European case regarding Religious rights.
The final case is an important one regarding the Consumer Regulations Act 2008 and we end, not uncommonly, by suggesting the Dear Home Sec might want to mug up on the laws available to her before making comment.
British Airways wearing cross case and othersSeries 6 Episode 6 Responsibilities
November 01, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
For the last show of the series, we are joined by award-winning blogger, Lexy Ellis, to talk about post-natal depression, post-natal psychosis and child deaths.
October 26, 2012 03:03 AM PDTInformation about committals from the Magistrates, including Goodyear indications as promised last week. Then Ben, Kirstin and Jonathan hold their heads in their hands over the goings on in the Halliwell case. We cover the strange decision in R v Simmonds - when is taking drugs into prison not taking drugs onto prison? And finally the ramifications of a decision about CSOD in RvX. Links to follow, I promise. Series 6 Episode 4 - It's all in the Mind
October 17, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
It's all a little dark this week. Even where the point is nothing to do with sexual abuse it seems the case is.
Then we turn to more straight forward mental health related points of law.
Ben worries about the DPP having his discretion fettered, Kirstin approves the Court of Appeal judgement over good character directions and Jonathan raises his eyebrows at the actions or lack there of of our beloved Home Sec.
Lots of links this week!Series 6 Episode 3 - Spouses and Houses
October 11, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
It's all about POCA tonight. Benefit figures, hidden assets, realisable amounts... In other words, spouses and houses. Ex-DCI Fox runs us through the basics of what you need to do to ensure your client doesn't pay more than he should and ensure he wants to recommend you to all his friends.
In the news we cover the proposed defending your home defence and the sentence by victim idea. If you think we're going to rant and pull our hair out you may just have a point.
Should you need the services of the lovely Mr Fox and his team you can find him at http://www.legalreviewservices.co.uk/main.php
Oh and there might be a mystery voice round too.Series 6 Episode 2 - Immobilisation
October 09, 2012 02:40 PM PDTWith Jonathan still immobilised in a fantasy world of Ben and Kirstin's making, we discuss other forms (loosely) of immobilisation. First up is the new anti-clamping law - literal immobilisers these. Next it's the immobilisation of solicitors doing their job - the brand new and wholly (by us) foreseen rules on defence costs orders - be annoyed, be very annoyed. We also give you the heads up on a recent ruling as to when you're stopped from introducing the Court Appeal to "fresh" evidence. Squatters' rights or rather the lack of them feature in the form of the first conviction and jail sentence under the new law and Ben raves about his new favourite App that might just become one of your favourites too. Series 6 Episode 1 Take back the Power
September 27, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
Well hello again! This week Ben and Kirstin are joined by Ian Owen of I J Owen Solicitors to talk about who should make charging decisions. We catch up with some of the news from the time we've been away and Jonathan's not with us so we make the most of it and roundly abuse him at every opening. This series we're hoping to cover POCA, Hillsborough and a couple of other things - but no promises, you know we won't keep them! If you want to sign Ian's petition click the link here.Series 5 Episode 6 - New Initiatives
August 09, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
It's the last of another series here at Podcast Towers and it's all about things new. First Ben and Kirstin discuss the very soon to begin Weekend Court Pilot - This one's at Manchester but watch out wherever you are because there are others and anyway we can't help feeling it'll be "a success" no matter how it goes. Then we talk to Probation's Mark Lee-Kilgariff and Deborah Holmes about a new Sex Offenders' program. If you'd like to get in touch with them, the web-site is www.controlprogramme.co.uk. Jonathan's microphone proves it's done a whole series by giving up the ghost so you'll have to listen extra hard but we do sort it half way through - promise! Let us know what you think about anything we've covered or anything you'd like us to cover. See you 28 September!Series 5 Episode 5 - You Choose? You're Joking!
August 02, 2012 07:06 PM PDT
This week Ben and Kirstin discuss the Court of Appeal Case Gul v R. Is it OK to ignore Mode of Trial in some circumstances? And, of course the Twitterjoke trial.
Meanwhile, Jonathan has been talking to Nazmun Ismail about her success in the very recent Supreme Court ruling KM Zimbabwe, dealing with whether or not one should be allowed to choose not to believe something and whether it's a fundamental right.
We also give you the answer to the question, "Can you give a consecutive sentence to a lifer?"Series 5 Episode 4 - Swift and Sure Justice?
July 26, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
This week we crack open a few beers with Phil Barnes, HCA from Tranters Solicitors in Stockport. We discuss and generally rant over the new white paper - Swift & Sure Criminal Justice. Magistrates sitting alone, weekend courts, intervention of the court system with troubled families...the genius goes on and on. Anyway the Phil gives us his views - although what it's got to do with him I don't know - the Defence are entirely otiose apparently. White PaperSeries 5 Episode 3 - Rules is Rules*
July 19, 2012 02:43 AM PDT
*terms and conditions apply
It's Immigration this week as we look at the explosive ruling in Alvi. When is a rule not a rule? When it's a code apparently - or guidance or supplementary material or....
And if it's not a rule then the Home Office can't say your not coming in. Will the Home Secretary be able to sort it out? Jonathan talks us through it - frankly with quite a lot of glee in his voice.
In other news Insurers are found out in regard to PI claims and Law Centre funding by way of taxing solicitors - well you're all fat cats aren't you?
Don't forget to vote in the CBA election!Special Edition - CBA election
July 15, 2012 06:41 PM PDT
Following the technical disaster last week, John Cooper QC was kind enough to join us once again to talk about his manifesto for the Criminal Bar Association Vice-Chairman's position.
The subjects up for discussion include the BPTC aptitude test and the conflicting interests between the providers pockets and the quality of the candidates; potential strike action; how to get the CBA out of London and engaging with wider Bar; and why the Bar and Solicitors need to be a unified fighting force but not a unified profession.
Sadly, we were unable to talk to the other two candidates owing to the late notice but their profiles are available online so check those out too.
To vote, you must be a CBA member and you will need to visit www.criminalbar.com with your membership number to hand.
There are no offline methods of voting this year and voting ends at 4pm on Friday 20th July 2012.Series 5 Episode 2 - It's War!
July 14, 2012 11:54 AM PDTWell serve us right. In a week where we poke a little fun at 2 technology giants wouldn't you know it but tech-gremlins abound. Apologies to John Cooper QC. Hopefully we can bring you an interview with him when we've got a recording that does him some justice. We do manage to do discuss the recent Apple v Samsung / Samsung v Apple battle in the never ending patent war - It's a very funky judgement. And Jonathan gives you a bit of a taster of the changes to the Immigration Rules - more to come and Kirstin gets it all wrong (I don't do Immigration!) Series 5 Episode 1 - Getting It Right...
July 06, 2012 02:39 AM PDT
Welcome back for a fifth series of Northpod Law.
Quite a lot has been going on whilst we have been away and, in this week's show, Kirstin, Ben and Jonathan bring you up to speed on : -
- two important immigration cases concerning articles 8 and 13 of the ECHR.
- yet more judicial interpretation of the Drug Sentencing Definitive Guidelines, including something of a pop at practitioners by the Court of Appeal. We have our own take on where the problem lies.
- The appeals of Aldridge and Eaton which seem to settle the question of the correct route of appeal for SOPOs.
- A bit of QASA news.
- A bit of patent news.
- A smidge of information on the changes (coming in October) in relation to Victim Surcharges and the rather terrifying changes to the rules on Defence Costs Orders.
All of that plus some silly soundeffects left over from Northpod's other show, The Official Manchester Phoenix Podcast! Well, why should they get all the fun?
You will hear that we are gathering listeners' views as to the area of criminal law most in need of reform. That's already gathering some momentum so let us know what you think.
The usual methods of contacting us are available - Twitter, phone, email, Facebook and via the Podomatic site.
Remember, if you find something in our show interesting, tell us and tell a friend!Series 4 Episode 6 Dogs and Mules
May 17, 2012 07:57 AM PDTKirstin, Ben and goose-botherer Jonathan Holt update some stories we covered last series. First we get to grips with the new Dangerous Dogs guidelines and discuss how much change there is in real terms. Then Ben dissects Alured Darlington's drugs mules cases (see Drawing the Line, Series 3 Episode 6) and we find some interesting legal points deriving from it. See you next time in about 6 weeks - the plan is to cover the PACE Changes. Series 4 Episode 5 - Speeches and Statements
May 10, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
This week Ben, Kirstin and regular contributor Jonathan look at things people have said - The European Court, the Court of Appeal and Her Majesty the Queen to be precise.
First it turns out the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber is in agreement with Jonathan over deadlines - We take what we don't for a minute believe is a final look at the Abu Qatada deportation case.
Then 2 cases from the Court of Appeal looking at when hearsay is admissible and when it is not and mending a loophole that was never meant to be.
Finally Ben tries to give a whirlwind round up of the Queen's speech but fails dismally when Kirstin ambushes him over drug driving.Series 4 Episode 4 - LASPO, Whiplash & CTLs
May 03, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
This one's very civil.
Kirstin, Ben and the least roving reporter of all time, Jonathan are joined in a glass of vino by Kathleen Goddard of GoddardSmith Solicitors and by telephone by David Smith of costs draftsmen John M Hayes.
We consider the consequences of LASPO and the potential whiplash procedural changes on the whole system.
Finally, Ben finds out if Jonathan did his Custody Time Limits homework and Kirstin marks it.Series 4 Episode 3 - QASA
April 26, 2012 04:00 PM PDT
QASA this week - Where's it up to? Where's it going? When?
We also look at some frightening though perhaps not entirely unforeseeable stats and stated views from the BSB's perceptions of Criminal Advocacy Survey.
Kirstin is disappointed to discover Jonathan's compulsory beards at work story is not about that at all.
And Ben sets you homework for next week - Pay attention at the back!Series 4 Episode 2 - The Early Guilty Plea Scheme
April 19, 2012 04:28 PM PDT
Are you a Solicitor? Do you want to get sued for negligence? No? Then listen to this! The Honourable Recorder of Manchester, Andrew Gilbart QC, runs us through a pilot that's set to be rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. It means Criminal Solicitors are going to have to do more and do more earlier than ever. Oh and your going to have to be on the ball about probation seeing your client before he enters a plea! All this and Jonathan gives us the definitive answer (we think) on the whole how long is 3 months for the ECHR.
Series 4 Episode 1 - What Can I Say?
April 14, 2012 01:12 AM PDT
Welcome back to NorthPod Towers!
This first episode of series 4 is frankly a bit random but there is a loose theme if you look hard enough.
What Can I Say? - What can I claim is a S3 HRA violation or a defence of diminished responsibility? What can I not say on Twitter? and perhaps dearest to our hearts what am I obliged to say to avoid a wasted costs order?
Next week we're covering QASA if you've got questions or opinions please get in touch. Here's the link bit...10 February 2012 - Drawing the Line
February 09, 2012 03:59 PM PST
Last show of the series, folks.
This week Ben and Kirstin talk to Alured Darlington of Hanwell Chambers about a potentially epic consequence of the new drugs sentencing guidelines.
A surprisingly restrictive decision of the Court of Protection catches Kirstin's attention.
The refusal to grant Alan Turing a posthumous pardon irks Ben.
Lap dancing clubs get a little legislative whiplash.
MPs call for the introduction of a law to match a Scottish law that was based upon an English law that came about because of a failed English law. Did you follow that? Seriously. That's what's happening.
All that and Ben does a Homer Simpson impression.
Don't forget to contact us before we hit series 4 on 30 March 2012!
That's all she wrote!3 February 2012 - Dictum & Death
February 02, 2012 04:00 PM PSTProcedural confirmations this week and stories about death. Oh and what seems like the obligatory weekly sentencing guideline (barely mentioned we promise). There is some good news in the form of death of a bill and death of part of a bill. "Which bills?" you cry? Well you'll just have to listen won't you? Don't forget if you haven't got a family law contract and would like one there is a little bit of time to apply but you need to get on with it. 27 January 2012 How to Do Drugs...
January 26, 2012 04:00 PM PST
...Sentencing. Yes there's another obligatory sentencing guideline out and this time it's drugs. Everything from importation of class A to cultivating a single cannabis plant via allowing premises to be used. We go through how it works and query some of the terms, assumptions and definitions.
And whilst we're covering guidelines, lets do another! Dangerous Dogs. This one's only a draft at present so if you want to comment you still can - the consultation ends 8 March.
Finally Ben and I take one lone idiosyncratic ex-magistrate; pit him against the glory of Jonathan's jury system and crush his good news story into the dust...Ha!20 January 2012 - Look Out for the Get Away Driver
January 19, 2012 04:00 PM PSTIf it's not those pesky Europeans it's the Americans... Ben, Kirstin and regular contributor, Jonathan Holt talk about the recent rulings of the ECHR in regard to Article 6 and evidence from torture and in regard to whole life sentences and we discuss the potential implications for Britain of the planned American Stop On-line Piracy Act. Then we get to the Get-Away Driver or rather we talk about Joint Enterprise. Is it clear in the case of Murder? Should it be made certain through legislation? Or will the promised guidelines for the CPS suffice to tell us when the Get-away Driver needs to look out for a murder charge? 13 January 2012 - It's Obscene!
January 13, 2012 12:11 AM PST
Well this week it's all about sex again! And you really probably should ensure your children aren't in the back seats if you're listening in the car. Awkward questions might abound. Ben, Kirstin and regular contributor, Jonathan Holt, talk with Alex Dymock once more following the verdict in the Southwark Obscene Publications Trial and are joined by Myles Jackman, one of Michael Peacock's defence team and journalist David Allen Green to discuss the merits of repealing the 1959 Act and what this verdict means for future prosecutions.
On a similar (in the broadest possible sense) story we consider the merits of the so called abstinence bill - which aims to make it mandatory to include abstinence options in sex-education of girls only.
We also discuss less and less money for trainee solicitors (it's always the good news with us eh?) and the ways and means of obtaining justice for barristers.
January 05, 2012 03:55 PM PST
Welcome to series three of Northpod Law!
We hope you had a good break over the festive season. The legal world has kept spinning since the end of series two (shocking, we know) and, in this week's show, we aim to give you a bit of an update on some of what has been going on.
Ben, Kirstin and Jonathan are back and are joined, this week, by Alex Dymock (@lexingtondymock). Alex has been following what may turn out to be one of the most interesting obscenity trials in a decade. You will hear more about this in the coming weeks, we are sure. Remember, you heard it here first!
Alex sets-out the nature of the trial and will be joining us again soon to pick through the important questions of law arising from one of the more...erm... colourful cases to occupy a jury in recent times.
All of the above AND a good news story (sort of!), an update on some of the previous series' stories and a bit of commentary on the sentences in the Stephen Lawrence case.
It's looking like an interesting series and, as ever, we want to hear from you. Give us a call on our voicemail 0161 4085037
Glad to have you back with us and a happy new year to you.11 November 21011 - Justice for Children?
November 10, 2011 04:00 PM PST
This week the team are joined by very experienced barrister and Southern Softie, Alissa Scott-Beckett. Alissa specialises in Criminal Law and Family Law and practices from Eastbourne Chambers. Despite her Southern pedigree she has some interesting things to say as she discusses with us the ramifications of the suggested reforms to the Public Family Law Court system.
We also catch up on the weeks news - cohabitation rights and Christian hotel rooms amongst the stories.
It's the last one for this series but you can still tweet us or mail us etc. to tell us your views, get irate at our blatant Northern bias or let us know what you'd like us to discuss next series!4 November 2011 - Justice for Fathers?
November 04, 2011 12:12 AM PDT
This week Kirstin, Ben and regular guest Jonathan Holt discuss the Private Law aspects of the recently released Family Justice Review final report - contact arrangements, Residence Orders, Parental Responsibility and the like. Are Fathers losing the rights they have now?
We also review Blackstones' excellent e-book and tell you how to use it to your best advantage.
We don't cover "Man bites dog" because it's frankly not a happy story but you can check it out on the link below.
28 October 2011 - We Are Less Than Freeman
October 27, 2011 02:59 PM PDT
Please, please, please forgive the truly terrible pun title. Also, if you are More Than Insurance, please don't sue us.
Anyway, apologies out of the way, this week's show is about "Freemen on the Land". They have a slightly inconventional take on the courts. They talk a lot about ships. They are Jonathan Holt's favourite subject. Listen and be intrigued.
Other than that, there's news on knife-crime sentencing, immigration and human rights. Yes, there's a cat involved. And the Daily Mail. You can see where this is going...21 October 2011 - The Right Balance
October 20, 2011 04:00 PM PDT
This week it's a bit of a mix - Immigration, extradition, libel trials. Can you insist on who represents you? And that's not including what's in the news this week - riots sentencing update, 1st conviction under the new Bribery Act...Oooh it just goes on and on. We even find time to dish out pats on the back for award winning solicitors and the Probation Service. Oh and only on this show could we have "old lady gets mugged" as a good news story - you'll just have to listen to find out why.
14 October 2011 - Ch..ch.ch.changes
October 13, 2011 04:58 PM PDT
In a change to our scheduled show, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Youth Offending Special will come to you within the next couple of weeks.
With Kirstin stuck down in That London, Ben is joined by Jonathan Holt to review this week's legal news.
Lots of things going on but there is (yet) more about the riots, burglary guidelines, reforms, access to the professions and the like.
So, it looks like lots of changes on the horizon and lots of jiggery-pokery from the MOJ.
Forgot to dig out a good news story for this week but we'll try to give you a double-dose next week to make up for it.
Too many women in prison...: http://goo.gl/CYMyc
Telegraph Looters article : http://goo.gl/92BhL
Litigants in person: http://goo.gl/eQmoT
Keep ministers out of LA decisions: http://goo.gl/GdSab
Nick Clegg on access to the professions: http://goo.gl/IWQao
Mags Courts opening hours: http://goo.gl/Kn8lP
Liberty on s.5 reforms: http://goo.gl/i7sRk
MOJ Consultation: http://goo.gl/qpQ7V7 October 2011 - How to stay out of the Naughty Court
October 06, 2011 04:00 PM PDT
Series Two kicks off with an absolute must listen for solicitors with work in Minshull Street Crown Court. His Honour Judge Peter Lakin (the senior Judge at Minshull Street) joins us to talk about the Plea and Case Management pilot scheme running there. Follow his advice to stay out of the "naughty court" and to make sure that you are being as pro-active as you should be for your lay client.
Jonathan Holt (barrister from Central Chambers, Manchester) is back with us for series two.
There's information about what else is coming-up in this series and there is a brief update on the "riots" cases.
As always, there's our Good News Story Of The Week and we even have a little bit on cats. Well, it is all the rage this week, after all.
MP's wife "steals" cat:
X v Iceland case:
X v Iceland (1976) 5 DR 86
Goldilocks12th August 2011 - The Riot Act
August 11, 2011 04:00 PM PDT
This week Kirstin and Ben decide not to end the series with penalty of death but to deal with riotous and tumultuous assembly.
It may be the last of the series but We Will Be Back on 30 September for series 2 - If there's anything you'd like us to discuss. Get in touch!
Links5th August 2011 - As Easy as ABC - Assault, Burglary, Copyright.
August 04, 2011 02:53 PM PDT
This week Ben and Kirstin take us through our ABCs as we look at Assault, Burglary and Custard Pies – sorry Copyright.
Our roving reporter, Jonathan Holt goes roving once more as he and Ben report from the community consultation on the new draft burglary guidelines at Liverpool Town Hall. Down load your copy and play along with the sentencing scenarios.
We also touch upon the Assault Guidelines and see how they might apply to a custard pie in the face and considered whether the current copyright laws are fit for purpose.
NEXT WEEK It looks like we're going to have to roundoff the series with Death as allegedly calls for debate on the death penalty are rife.27th July 2011 - Sex, Star Wars, Make-up and Gardening.
July 28, 2011 04:00 PM PDTOn this week's show, Ben Knight and Kirstin Beswick catch up with roving reporter, Jonathan Holt on the subject of the Bar Council's new approach to the cuts. Also, we are joined by Deborah Holmes of the Probation Service. Deborah is a specialist in sexual offender management and rehabilitation. We talk about the types of programmes available for male and female offenders and about how the internet has affected the services available from the Probation Service. In the news, the Star Wars case gets a mention as do the ASA's approach to misleading make-up ads and, for once, we find a Good News Story Of The Week that even Jonathan cannot turn into something dark and cynical. In next week's show, a special feature on the burglary sentencing reforms - recorded at the Sentencing Council's event in Liverpool on 28 July. Show notes: http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/moj-concession-immigration-domestic-violence-cases http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/justice-committee-examine-ministry-justice http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14287864 http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/boris-johnson-criticises-legal-aid-proposals-domestic-violence http://www.spinal.co.uk/news/sia-challenge-justice-bill http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/sentencing/consultations-current.htm http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/features/feature220711a.htm http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2011/1772.html 20 07 11 - Clare's Law and the Bribery Act
July 21, 2011 04:00 PM PDT
Ben Knight, Kirstin Beswick and regular contributor, Jonathan Holt get stuck into the Clare's law (including a reminder of a related story that has been seemingly forgotten by Hazel Blears MP and co.
Also, Kirstin grabs us by our hands and walks us through the Bribery Act. She was even able to offer us a complimentary drink without getting arrested under section 7.
Jonathan has some interesting examples of just why CFA reform may damage access to justice. Email the show to let us know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/rape-and-torture-victims-turned-away-collapsed-advice-service http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/jul/18/no-win-no-fee-cfas-media-abuse http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2237901/I-warned-victim-of-Facebook-madman.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-14181959No Win, No Fee reforms & Criminal Legal Aid Reforms
July 15, 2011 11:01 AM PDT
Mark Smith of Goddard Smith Solicitors (Wigan) joins Ben, Kirstin and Jonathan on this week's show. With the legal funding world in upheaval, we aim to break the back of the new legislation on NWNF and Legal Aid work. A little cheery news in the form of MoJ announcements (as unlikely as that sounds) and community justice, "Jeremy Kyle-style"?08 July 2011 - Hookway and the Victims Bill
July 08, 2011 05:14 AM PDTBen Knight and Kirstin Beswick are joined by Jonathan Holt this week. In this first show, the topics up for debate are the reasons behind and subsequent impact of the High Court's decision in R v Hookway - the bail case that has caused a stir in the popular press - and the Victims Bill that is being proposed by the Victims' Commissioner. There is no need for links to those two sources, perhaps (you can't avoid them in the press this week!) but here they are anyway: R v Hookway - http://goo.gl/sU46a Victims Bill announcement - http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/press-releases/victims-com/vc-pressrelease060711a.htm To contact the show, email email@example.com and follow us on Twitter (@northpodlaw)
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 Benjamin Knight (himself a barrister) and Kirstin Beswick, also a barrister.
Each week, Ben and Kirstin will be joined by other lawyers and legal experts and, together, they will cast an eye over that week's legal twists and turns.
NorthPod Law is produced by Ben Knight and is co-hosted by Kirstin Beswick. Both barristers at Central Chambers, Manchester, each week they discuss the legal issues in the press and talk about the law in practice. You can contact the show by email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @northpodlaw You can become a fan via Facebook by searching "NorthPod Productions"
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