|Podcasts||Community||Create a Podcast|
NorthPod Law's Podcast
Give it a listen!
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.
If you are reading this, you have probably received the podcast automatically from its new home. If you have come here because no show downloaded on your phone or other device, you need to add the show again but using a new link. Copy and paste the following link into your podcast-catcher application: http://feeds.feedburner.com/NorthpodLaw
January 21, 2013 11:46 AM PST
If you are using iTunes or a good quality podcast app on Android, you need to do nothing. The new shows will find you.
If you have subscribed manually to our show, you'll need to use our new feed from this week - see the link below.
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 others
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!)
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 email@example.com and follow us on Twitter @northpodlaw You can become a fan via Facebook by searching "NorthPod Productions"
Your donations make this
Northpod law's Friends
Subscribe to this Podcast