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Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row ( with presenters Rosalind English, Emma-Louise Fenelon, Jim Duffy and Lucy McCann. Information accompanying the podcast… read more

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178: How to get Pupillage

January 30th, 2023

Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Shahram Sharghy and Jo Moore about how to become a barrister. The episode considers the kind of research that is essential to do in advance, navigating the pupillage gateway, preparing for …

177: Disaster Avoidance For Experts with Margaret Bowron KC

January 9th, 2023

In this episode, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Margaret Bowron KC about how to avoid disastrous expert evidence. This episode is an update to the …

176: Significant Cases of 2022

December 23rd, 2022

Rosalind English, Lucy McCann and Jon Metzer discuss a selection of significant legal cases from the UK over the past year.

Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK …

175: Essential Inquest Law Update

December 22nd, 2022

Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rory Badenoch and Rajkiran Barhey about the developments in inquest law that practitioners will need to know about.

Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are …

174: Permacrisis in Public Law? With Sir Jonathan Jones KCB KC

December 12th, 2022

Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks with Jonathan Jones about recent developments in UK public law and the Constitution. The discussion covers recent …

173: Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation with Greg Callus

December 6th, 2022

Is legislation against SLAPPs really necessary in the UK?

Rosalind English delves into this question with help from Greg Callus. Greg Callus joined 5RB as a barrister in 2015. He specialises primarily in defamation, …

172: Advocacy in the Appellate Courts with Philip Havers KC

November 24th, 2022

In her Law Pod UK debut, Lucy McCann talks with Philip Havers KC about his experiences appearing in appellate courts. Containing practical tips for those making their first appearances in appellate courts, this episode …

171: What type of property is crypto? With Rob Kellar KC

November 2nd, 2022

What type of legal property is cryptocurrency? How might the law deal with NFTs? Do any of these new assets require lawyers? Dive into the future with Rosalind English and Robert Kellar KC, as they consider the UK Law …

170: Justice from the Chaos of Conflict, with Aonghus Kelly

October 13th, 2022


Jim Duffy is joined by Aonghus Kelly as he travels to Kyiv to assist Ukraine in building mechanisms to ensure a future reckoning for the war crimes of today.

169: Government Control over the Flow of Information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill

October 6th, 2022

"Government control over the flow of information": Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill.

168: Psychology or pseudoscience? Parental alienation and the role of the psychologist, with Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska

September 26th, 2022

Jim Duffy speaks to Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska, of 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton. They discuss how the family court deals with allegations of ‘alienating behaviour’ by one parent against another and examines the …

167: The UK's Bill Of Rights, with Andrew Warnock QC

July 8th, 2022

Shortly before the current turmoil in Westminster, a new British Bill of Rights was introduced in Parliament. This Bill seeks to repeal and replace the 1998 Human Rights Act, which incorporated the European Convention …

166: Unlawful Killings, with Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC

June 8th, 2022

In this episode, Rosalind English talks with recently retired Old Bailey Judge, Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC, about her book 'Unlawful Killings'.

Law …

165: A duty to offer alternatives? With John Whitting QC

May 31st, 2022


Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to John Whitting QC about the key healthcare law cases of Bolam, Montgomery, the knotty issue of informed consent and the …

164: Belfast Special Report: Rights in Northern Ireland, with Anurag Deb

May 8th, 2022

Rosalind English discusses the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol with Anurag Deb, a human rights expert based at Queen's University in Belfast.

163: Computer Says No! Automated Decision-Making in the Public Sector, with the Public Law Project

April 22nd, 2022

The application of technology to both justice and wider government decision-making is moving apace.

Rosalind English discusses the pitfalls of ADM …

162: Reproductive coercion and control in contact cases in the family courts

April 7th, 2022

Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager, both family law experts from the Brighton Annexe of 1 Crown Office Row, talk about the difficult subject of …

161: The European Response to the War in Ukraine: A Legal Analysis

March 17th, 2022

Just days before Russia resigned from the Council of Europe, the Centre of European Law at King's College London held a rapid reaction seminar …

160: Can we drain Putin's swamp in Londongrad? With Oliver Bullough

March 10th, 2022

Rosalind English talks to Oliver Bullough, a journalist who has lived and worked throughout the former Soviet Union. His latest book, Butler to the …

159: Human Rights in a Turbulent Era with Gráinne de Búrca

March 7th, 2022

In Episode 159, Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Gráinne de Búrca about her recent book, Reframing Human Rights in a Turbulent Era.

Law Pod UK is …

158: A Decent Death: Sir Stephen Sedley and My Death, My Decision

February 21st, 2022

Rosalind English talks to Trevor Moore of the campaign group My Death, My Decision about UK laws on assisted dying, and they reflect on a speech given by former Court of Appeal judge Sir Stephen Sedley on the subject.

157: The Most Significant Cases of 2021

February 7th, 2022


In Episode 157, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Jon Metzer about the most significant cases of 2021.

156: Best of Law Pod 2021

January 13th, 2022

In this episode, Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon select highlights from their interviews in 2021, covering a range of legal topics, from …

155: Interview with Nazir Afzal OBE

December 30th, 2021

Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks with Nazir Afzal OBE, about his book The Prosecutor.

Nazir's new podcast is available here.

Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row.

Supporting articles are published on the UK …

154: Tackling Climate Change: the role of law

December 15th, 2021

Rosalind English looks at the UK Bar Council’s 19th Annual Law Reform Lecture, exploring the role of law reform in the context of climate change. …

153: Loss of Chance with Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene

November 29th, 2021

Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks with Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene about what practitioners need to know when they encounter loss of chance cases.

Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row.

Supporting …

152: The multibillion dollar claim for Henrietta Lacks's cell line

November 15th, 2021

Rosalind English talks with Professor Jacob Sherkow about a recent claim brought by the Henrietta Lacks Estate, against Thermo Fisher Scientific, in …

151: Healthcare Regulation Reform in the UK

November 3rd, 2021


Robert Kellar QC, of 1 Crown Office Row, discusses with Rosalind English proposals to shake up and simplify the current systems of healthcare …

150: Can an AI become a patent inventor?

October 15th, 2021


Rosalind English talks to Professor Ryan Abbott, about rejections in the UK, US and EU (and granting in South Africa and Australia) of patents for inventions by an AI called DABUS.

149: Closed Material Procedures with Angus McCullough QC

September 24th, 2021


Closed Material Proceedings take place where evidence is so secret that advocates cannot communicate directly with their clients. Angus McCullough QC …

148: Interim Care Orders and Newborn Babies

July 29th, 2021

Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska of 1 Crown Office Row (Brighton) discuss with Rosalind English the distressing and emotional business of removing newborns from their mothers when it is decided that it is in the …

147: Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession

July 19th, 2021


In Episode 147, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rachel Francis and Joanna Fleck, about their book 'Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession'.

146: 5 Key Medical Law Updates

June 30th, 2021


Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Richard Mumford and Rajkiran Barhey about 5 key developments in medical law.

145: The Magnitsky Act with Bill Browder

June 2nd, 2021


In Episode 145, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Bill Browder about his campaign to bring those responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky to justice

144: Coercive and controlling behaviour: the latest from the Family Courts

May 19th, 2021


In the first episode in our new Family Law Series from 1 Crown Office Row Brighton, Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager join Rosalind English to discuss the challenges presented to family court judges by the obligation to …

143: Henry VIII Powers undermining parliamentary supremacy

May 4th, 2021

In this episode, Rosalind English discusses with Sarabjit Singh and Isabel McArdle of 1 Crown Office Row a number of laws containing "Henry VIII" …

142: Vaccine Hesitancy and the Court of Protection: Who Decides?

April 27th, 2021


What happens, if someone lacks capacity under the Mental Capacity Act, and their family for whatever reason objects to the Covid vaccine? Amelia Walker discusses three recent cases with Rosalind English

141: 100 Days Since Brexit

April 19th, 2021


In the latest episode of 2903cb, Professor Catherine Barnard of the University of Cambridge casts her mind back over the weeks and months since we left the EU. What is her verdict?

Ep 140: Harriet Wistrich on Criminal Justice for Women

April 12th, 2021


Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s …

Ep 139: Courts tussle with Uber, Ola and the Gig Economy

April 7th, 2021


Alasdair Henderson of 1 Crown Office Row joins Rosalind English to discuss the recent ruling by the UK Supreme Court that drivers whose work is …

Ep 138: Mediation with Marina Wheeler QC

March 17th, 2021


In Episode 138 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Marina Wheeler QC about the burgeoning field of mediation, and outlines a number of useful tips for …

Ep 137: The Law of Artificial Intelligence

March 1st, 2021


In the latest episode of Law Pod UK Rosalind English talks to Matt Hervey, co-editor with Matthew Lavy of a new practitioner's text book on Artificial Intelligence.  Matt is Head of Artificial Intelligence at Gowling …

Ep 136: Essential Inquest Law Updates

February 17th, 2021


In Episode 136, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy about the developments inquest law practitioners will need to know about.

Ep 135: "Historical" Crimes: Ireland's unmarried mothers and their children

January 26th, 2021


In the latest episode of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright, about Ireland’s recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report.

Ep 134: The Most Significant Cases Of 2020

January 11th, 2021


In Episode 134, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Jon Metzer and Michael Spencer about the most significant cases of a most bewildering year.

Ep 133: Is our Brexit trade deal with the EU a "Canada minus"?

January 5th, 2021

Catherine Barnard's latest episode from 2903 CB

The UK parliament has now passed Boris Johnson's trade and cooperation agreement with the European Union. Professor Barnard considers it a thin deal - as many predicted - …

Ep 132: Best moments from Law Pod UK 2020

December 7th, 2020

In this episode we serve up a seasonal smorgasbord of snippets from the moment before the pandemic took hold through the strange months that …

Ep 131: Deputyship Orders in the Court of Protection - Amelia Walker

November 30th, 2020


Earlier this year Hilder J considered the question of whether a deputy can recover their costs from the protected person’s assets when they have instructed a legal firm with which they are associated. Amelia Walker …

Ep 130: AI in healthcare - Robert Kellar QC

November 9th, 2020


Artificial intelligence is bringing a paradigm shift to healthcare, powered by increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid progress of analytics techniques. Robert Kellar QC of 1 Crown Office Row joins Rosalind …

Ep 129: Brexit and the Flaws of Delegated Legislation

November 4th, 2020


In Episode 129, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Lord Anderson of Ipswich QC, Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson about the new Public Law Project report: Plus ca change? Brexit and the flaws of the delegated legislation …

EP 128: The Cumberlege Review – Marina Wheeler QC

October 22nd, 2020


In Episode 128 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Marina Wheeler QC about the Cumberlege Review, which investigated the response of England’s healthcare system to patients’ reports of harm from drugs and medical devices.

EP 127: Reintroduction Part 2 - Bats and Beavers

October 5th, 2020


This is the second instalment of our collaboration with the Environmental Law Foundation, who are acting for acting for local residents in the Forest …

EP 126: Reintroduction Part 1 - The Birds and the Bees

September 29th, 2020


Rosalind English gathers a panel of experts together to discuss the thorny issue of reintroduction of endangered species. This episode is part of a two part series on the subject, organised by the Environmental Law …

EP 125: Transition towards Brexit in December 2020

September 21st, 2020


Professor Catherine Barnard discusses the difficulties to be overcome in the negotiations and the challenges presented by border issues as Parliament …

EP 124: The Salisbury Poisonings: scope of the Coroner’s investigation - Matt Hill

September 7th, 2020


Matt Hill of 1 Crown Office Row discusses with Rosalind English the inquest into Dawn Sturgess, the innocent victim of the attempted assassination of a Russian agent. He considers the different approaches of the …

EP 123: Judges and Lawyers: Enemies of the People? with Joshua Rozenberg

September 1st, 2020


In Episode 123 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Joshua Rozenberg about his new book Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society and discusses attacks on judges and lawyers by the media and the government.

EP 122: Secondary Victim Claims update - Gideon Barth

July 28th, 2020


In Episode 122 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Gideon Barth about secondary victim claims, and the recent case of Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

EP 121: Internment in Northern Ireland - Matt Hill

July 23rd, 2020


Internment in Northern Ireland during the Troubles; the powers given to the Minister for NI to detain without trial; the “Carltona principle” which allows ministers to delegate some decisions to junior ministers; has …

EP 120: Catherine Barnard on next steps toward Brexit

July 15th, 2020


In the latest instalment of her @2903 cb podcast series Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Employment Law at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe tells her listeners what to …

EP 119: Death and Dying in the age of Covid-19 - Sarah Wootton and Lloyd Riley

July 13th, 2020


Rosalind English talks to Sarah Wootton and Lloyd Riley of the campaign group Dignity in Dying about how the pandemic has brought the mode of dying to the centre of public discourse.

EP 118: Challenges for Dentistry during Pandemic - Len D'Cruz

July 6th, 2020


Len D’Cruz is a general dental practitioner who also advises the British Dental Association on indemnity for dentists. He discusses with Rosalind English the various challenges confronting the profession during lockdown …

EP 117: Systemic Racial Inequality - Windrush and the Bar - Martin Forde QC

June 25th, 2020


In Episode 117, Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Martin Forde QC on systemic racial inequality relating to Windrush, immigration history and at the Bar.

EP 116: IICSA Update and Abuse within Minority Religions - Richard Scorer

June 16th, 2020


In Episode 116 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Richard Scorer, Head of Abuse at Slater and Gordon, about progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child …

EP 115: The Agriculture Bill: a revolution in farming or a lost opportunity?

June 8th, 2020


Rosalind English talks to senior policy advisor to the campaign group Compassion in World Farming about food security and the danger of pathogens in …

EP 114: CPS Rape Prosecution Policy - Jennifer MacLeod

June 1st, 2020


In Episode 114, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Jennifer MacLeod from Brick Court Chambers about two recent Divisional Court decisions concerning CPS …

EP 113: Tracking Coronavirus Symptoms: an erosion of privacy? - Professor Lilian Edwards

May 26th, 2020

With the new contact tracing app due to be rolled out in the rest of the UK after the Isle of Wight trial in May, Rosalind English discusses privacy …

EP 112: Government’s reliance on AI in times of plague - Robert Spano

May 22nd, 2020


Robert Spano, who recently commenced his tenure as President of the European Court of Human Rights in the difficult circumstances of lockdown and …

EP 111: Covid-19 and Inquests: An Update with Peter Skelton QC

May 8th, 2020


In Episode 111 Emma-Louise Fenelon discusses with Peter Skelton QC the recent changes in legislation and guidance concerning the Coronial jurisdiction since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the ways in which Coroners and …

EP 110: Should the NHS be liable for commercial surrogacy expenses? - William Edis QC

May 1st, 2020


Rosalind English discusses with William Edis QC a recent Supreme Court ruling that a woman could claim against the NHS damages that covered a …

EP 109: Medical Law Updates with Rajkiran Barhey

April 28th, 2020


In Episode 109, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Kiran Barhey about the most recent edition of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, a new resource for practitioners looking to stay up to date in medical law.

EP 108: Renewed lockdown, new guidance: new episode - Dominic Ruck Keene & Darragh Coffey

April 20th, 2020

Rosalind English talks to two barristers who happen to have served in the armed forces before going to the law, so they know something about emergencies and personal protective equipment. Dominic Ruck Keene and Darragh …

EP 107: Climate Change and Lock Down - Thomas Muinzer & David Hart QC

April 17th, 2020


Energy expert Thomas Muinzer and David Hart QC discuss the Climate Change Act, the extent to which the UK has reached its own goals for carbon emission reduction, and two recent challenges in the courts to projects …

EP 106: Vicarious Liability - Robert Kellar QC & Isabel McArdle

April 9th, 2020


Robert Kellar QC and Isabel McArdle of 1 Crown Office Row discuss with Rosalind English the latest Supreme Court rulings rejecting the liability of …

EP 105: Rights in a time of Quarantine - Niall Coghlan

March 20th, 2020

Rosalind English discusses with biolaw expert Niall Coghlan the implications for human rights law of government measures to contain or mitigate …

EP 104: The Status of EU law During the Transition Period and Beyond

March 11th, 2020


In Episode 104, an esteemed panel of speakers discuss the complexities of EU law during the Brexit transition period and beyond, as part of an event hosted by the Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association. The …

EP 103: Secular law intervenes in religious marital deadlock - Anthony Metzer

February 24th, 2020


New UK law on oppressive behaviour in a relationship has been used successfully to persuade a recalcitrant Jewish husband to grant his wife a divorce …

EP 102: BBC Pay Discrimination - Shaheen Rahman QC

February 3rd, 2020

In Episode 102 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Shaheen Rahman QC about Samira Ahmed’s decisive Employment Tribunal victory against the BBC

Ep 101: Should medical claims be done differently?

January 20th, 2020


Medical negligence experts James Badenoch QC (now retired) and David Hart QC of 1 Crown Office Row discuss some of the solutions proposed to the vast …

Ep 100: Disaster avoidance for experts - Neil Sheldon QC

December 20th, 2019

Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Neil Sheldon QC about how to help your expert stay out of trouble in clinical negligence cases

Ep 99: Celebrate a Century of Women in Law at Middle Temple

November 25th, 2019


Middle Temple’s exhibition celebrates the centenary of the admission of women to the legal profession. It consists of 25 portraits of women Middle Templars over the last 100 years, including Helen Normanton, the first …

Ep 98: AI: Opportunity or Threat?

November 18th, 2019


There should be a distinction between AI and algorithms being tools for lawyers as opposed to lawyers and laws being the tools for the use of AI. The …

Ep 97: South African Constitutional Court: Human rights in a troubled country

November 4th, 2019

Rosalind English talks to Kate O’Regan, who was appointed to the South African Constitutional Court at the dawn of the full franchise in 1994. Kate …

Ep 96: What is a ‘mother’, in law?

October 7th, 2019

The most senior family judge in England and Wales has ruled that a transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility cannot be registered as …

Ep 95: A Rogue Prorogation

September 27th, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Jo Moore and Jon Metzer from 1 Crown Office Row about the UK Supreme Court decision in R (Miller) v The Prime Minister and Cherry & Ors v Advocate General for Scotland.  

Ep 94: Brexit - The Supreme Court Judgement

September 25th, 2019

In this episode Catherine Barnard discusses the Supreme Court Judgment on the "unlawful" prorogation of Parliament. 

Ep 93: Taxation and Human Rights

September 23rd, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Isabel McArdle about some of the ways in which taxation and human rights overlap. 

Ep 92: Brexit -“It takes two to tango!”

September 10th, 2019

In this episode Catherine Barnard, looks at Boris Johnson’s government’s prospects of securing a new deal with the EU.

Can they pull off a new deal …

Ep 91: Reith Lectures Series Part 3: Audience Questions

August 23rd, 2019

As a bonus summer episode we bring you the questions and answers from 
the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association annual summer law conference in response to Jonathan Sumption’s Reith Lectures. 

The …

Ep 90: 2019 Summer greatest hits

August 1st, 2019


To celebrate reaching 200,000 listens we have a selection of our popular 2019 episodes. A summer summary for listeners before we return in the autumn.

Ep 89: Reith Lectures Series Part 2: Lord Sumption’s Response

July 29th, 2019

In Episode 89, Lord Sumption responds to a panel hosted by the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, in conversation with Lord Justice Singh.

Ep 88: Reith Lecture Series Part 1: A Response to Lord Sumption

July 29th, 2019


In Episode 88, an esteemed panel of speakers respond to former UK Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Sumption’s Reith Lectures, as part of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association annual summer law …

Ep 87: Catching cross-border criminals - Catriona Murdoch

July 15th, 2019


Rosalind English talks to Catriona Murdoch about a new app designed to help professionals in the investigation of international crimes. The BIS app …

Ep 86: Brexit - The Conservative leadership election and a new EU negotiating team

July 3rd, 2019

Here Professor Barnard examines whether either candidate could sign up to a tariff free no-deal, the so called GATT 24 option, and what the timings …

Ep 85: M4 relief road U-turn - Alasdair Henderson

June 24th, 2019


Rosalind English talks to Alasdair Henderson about the Welsh government U-turn on the M4 relief road. Alasdair acted for some of the objectors in the inquiry and regards it as "probably one of the biggest environmental …

Ep 84: Widening Access at the Bar - Jo Moore and Laura Bruce

June 17th, 2019


In this episode, Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Jo Moore from 1COR and Laura Bruce from the Sutton Trust about widening participation at the Bar. 

Ep 83: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited - Part 2

June 10th, 2019


In this episode we are bringing the second of two highlights from the recent one crown office row’s seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. Dominic Ruck Keene dicusses the effects of the case.

Ep 82: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited - Part 1

June 10th, 2019


In this episode we are bringing the first of two highlights from the recent 1COR seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. We hear from Jonathan Metzer as he gives his interpretation of the case.

Ep 81: Brexit & the EU Elections

May 29th, 2019


What lessons are to be drawn from the results of the European elections? In the latest edition of her Brexit podcast, 2903 CB, Catherine Barnard …

Ep 80: Northern Ireland, Human Rights and Brexit - HRLA

May 28th, 2019

Professor Christine Bell, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Professor Ronan McCrea and Lord Kerr recently spoke at an HRLA event on the legal and human rights implications of Brexit on Northern Ireland.

Ep 79: Causation in Inquests - Christopher Mellor

May 20th, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Christopher Mellor about causation in inquests and the findings in R(Chidlow) v HMS Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde …

Ep 78: Paying artists in the age of the internet - Andrew Lewis

May 13th, 2019


Rosalind English discusses the new copyright proposals with music lawyer Andrew Lewis

#1COR #LawpodUK #RosalindEnglish #AndrewLewis #copyright #youtube

Ep 77: Anonymity for Claimants, Anonymity for Doctors - Rajkiran Barhey

April 30th, 2019


In this episode Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Rajkiran Barhey about two recent High Court decisions on anonymity.​

#1COR #LawpodUK #EmmaLouiseFenelon #RajkiranBarhey #Anonymity

Ep 76: The university as a cradle for EU citizenship - Cherry James

April 23rd, 2019


Rosalind English talks to Cherry James about the Erasmus student programme, the European Commission’s ambitious project for building EU citizenship in higher education.

#1COR #LawpodUK #RosalindEnglish #CherryJames …

Ep 75: The Prevent Guidance in Universities - Marina Wheeler QC

April 1st, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Marina Wheeler QC about the recent Court of Appeal decision in Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department and the operation of the Prevent Guidance generally.

#1COR #LawpodUK …

Ep. 74: Brexit Delayed

March 26th, 2019


Professor Catherine Barnard, discusses the latest Brexit developments and looks at the options now with just four days to go before the UK was originally set to leave the EU.

#CatherineBarnard #EUWithdrawalBill …

Ep 73: Strikes, verbal abuse and contempt of court - a view from South Africa

March 25th, 2019

Cape Town employment Judge Anton Steenkamp talks about the challenges of upholding the rule of law in a country where people are plenty and …

Ep 72: Fleet Street Law Legend - Frances Gibb

March 11th, 2019


Frances Gibb has retired after nearly forty years as legal journalist and editor, covering everything from Lord Irvine’s pricey wallpaper to the release of the Guildford Four. She talks to Rosalind English about the …

Ep 71: Robot Rules - Jacob Turner

March 4th, 2019


Rosalind English interviews Jacob Turner, barrister and author of a thoroughgoing analysis of the law and its capacity for operating in a world where computers are taking over all the transactions. Is Artificial …

Ep 70: Consent and Causation with Robert Kellar

February 25th, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Robert Kellar about consent and causation, discussing the development of the law since Chester v Afshar through to Khan v MNX.

#1COR #LapodUK #EmmaLouiseFenelon #RobertKellar #Consent …

Ep. 69: GMC Undertakings - Christopher Mellor

February 22nd, 2019


In the final highlight from our recent seminar, 'Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings', Christopher Mellor discusses …

Ep. 68: Brexit - What about a Grand Coalition?

February 19th, 2019


Professor Catherine Barnard, discusses the latest Brexit developments as the Prime Minister Theresa May MP and her government were subject to another defeat in Parliament this week.

#CatherineBarnard #EUWithdrawalBill …

Ep. 67: Remediation - Mathew Barnes

February 18th, 2019


Taken from our recent seminar, 'Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings', Mathew Barnes asks the question in his talk …

Ep. 66: Upholding Public Confidence - Owain Thomas QC

February 15th, 2019


Taken from our recent seminar, 'Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings', Owain Thomas QC gives a talk entitled - …

Ep. 65: General Medical Council Appeals - Robert Keller & Jeremy Hyam QC

February 11th, 2019


Taken from our recent seminar, 'Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings', Robert Kellar and Jeremy Hyam QC discuss appeals by the general medical council. 

#1COR #LapodUK #RosalindEnglish …

Ep. 64: Informed Consent - how much direction do patients actually want?

February 4th, 2019


Rosalind English talks to John Whitting QC of 1 Crown Office Row about Montgomery, informed consent and his response to our earlier episode “Doctor Knows Best"

#1COR #LapodUK #RosalindEnglish #JohnWhitting #Montgomery …

Ep. 63: Whose life is it anyway? Dignity in dying

January 28th, 2019


Do terminally ill patients have the right to die at the time and place of their choosing, with the attendance of a medical practitioner? The ban on assisted suicide has raised one of the great moral questions of our …

Ep. 62: Court claims from the empire’s long shadow

January 21st, 2019


Last year the High Court ruled out claims against the British Government brought by people caught up in the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya in the 1950s. …

Ep. 61: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

January 14th, 2019


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Mrs Justice Philippa Whipple about the exceptional life and career of the US Supreme Court Justice.

#EmmaLouiseFenelon #MrsJusticeWhipple #RuthBaderGinsburg #USSupremeCourt #RBG #1COR …

Ep. 60: Doctor knows best?

January 7th, 2019


James Badenoch QC has spent thirty-five years fighting medical negligence cases. He talks to Rosalind English about the "doctor knows best" rule of …

Ep. 59: The cases that defined 2018

December 20th, 2018


Jonathan Metzer and Emma-Louise Fenelon discuss some of the cases that defined 2018.

To read the accompanying article, go to our human rights blog:

Ep. 58: 2018 Inquest law update

December 17th, 2018


Jeremy Hyam QC and Emma-Louise Fenelon provide a whistlestop tour of the most significant developments in inquest law in 2018.

#1COR #LawpodUK #InquestLaw #JeremyHyam #EmmaLouiseFenelon

Ep. 57: Mass starvation as a weapon of war

December 10th, 2018


Rosalind English talks to 1 Crown Office Row’s Catriona Murdoch about the ways in which international law may be used to prevent it.

#1COR #LawpodUK #MassStarvation #RosalindEnglish  #CatroinaMurdoch #InternationalLaw 

Ep. 56: Psychiatric harm and childbirth

December 3rd, 2018


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with 1 Crown Office Row’s Suzanne Lambert about a recent High Court decision - YAH v Medway NHS Foundation Trust which …

Ep. 55: Brexit -The publication of the Political Declaration

November 26th, 2018


Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe, talks to reporter Boni …

Ep. 54: The Castle Environmental Debate – Episode Three

November 23rd, 2018


In this final episode from the Castle environmental debate, Pam Castle OBE takes questions from the floor. In all these discussions concerning …

Ep. 53: The Castle Environmental Debate – Episode Two

November 23rd, 2018


Episode two in the Castle Debate series on the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. Environmental consultant Martin Baxter and Debbie …

Ep. 52: The Castle Environmental Debate – Episode One

November 23rd, 2018


The first Episode in the Castle Debate about the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. David Hart QC and Peter Kellet from the Environment Agency consider how this bill addresses the government's obligations for …

Ep. 51: Brexit - The draft Withdrawal Agreement

November 21st, 2018


Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe, talks to reporter Boni Sones about Theresa May’s draft Withdrawal Agreement.

#CatherineBarnard …

Ep. 50: Human Trafficking

November 19th, 2018


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with 1 Crown Office Row’s Alasdair Henderson about how the UK is tackling issues of human trafficking and modern slavery, both within its own borders and internationally.   

#1COR …

Ep. 49: The Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Negligence

November 12th, 2018


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Suzanne White, the head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day Solicitors, about recent developments with regards to …

Ep. 48: Clinical Guidelines in Clinical Negligence Cases

November 1st, 2018


Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Pritesh Rathod about the significance of clinical guidelines in his clinical negligence practice and recent …

Ep. 47: Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

October 15th, 2018


In Darnley v Croydon NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 the Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals are liable for the actions and statements of their …

Ep. 46: Brexit as a revolution

October 14th, 2018


Professor Catherine Barnard has this exclusive interview with Sir Ivan Rogers, the former UK Ambassador to the EU, following his speech to Trinity …

Ep. 45: Brexit - Why the UK needs a Commission of Inquiry

October 14th, 2018


With the party conference season well over, Professor Catherine Barnard talks to journalist Boni Sones about the latest difficulties the prime …

Ep. 44: Genetic Modification at the European Court of Justice

October 1st, 2018


Rosalind English discusses the latest GMO ruling in the European Court of Justice with plant geneticist Ottoline Leyser. Professor Leyser considers …

Ep. 43: Coercive and controlling behaviour as applied in the family courts.

October 1st, 2018


Rosalind English talks to barrister Clare Ciborowska about the new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour and how it can affect proceedings in …

Ep. 42: International Law and Individual Rights after Brexit

October 1st, 2018


Rosalind English talks to Conor Monighan about the theme of the annual Administrative Law Bar Association conference: how does international law …

Ep. 41: Brexit - The white paper

August 8th, 2018


Professor Barnard discusses with journalist Boni Sones, her reaction to the publication of the government’s White Paper, the Cabinet resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson, and the negotiating position of the EU …

Ep. 40: How AI and algorithms impact on regulation and adjudication

July 27th, 2018


Law and Political Science Professor Cary Coglianese from the University of Pennsylvania, and David Lehr, a research affiliate at the Penn Program on …

Ep. 39: Employment/Disciplinary injunction success for psychiatrist

July 2nd, 2018


Richard Booth joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss a successful employment injunction to prevent a gross misconduct disciplinary hearing. 

Ep. 38: Brexit - Two years on

June 26th, 2018


Catherine Barnard of Cambridge University talks to reporter Boni Sones about the progress of the Brexit negotiations two years after the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU in a Referendum on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.

Ep. 37: Establishing public inquiries and reopening inquests

June 14th, 2018


Gideon Barth discusses when are public inquiries established or inquests reopened in this highlight from One Crown Office Row’s 2018 seminar.

#GideonBarth #legal #Inquests #PublicInquiries

Ep. 36: Secrecy, anonymity and public information

June 14th, 2018


Emma-Louise Fenelon discusses the challenges around secrecy, anonymity and public information in major inquests and inquiries in a talk recorded at One Crown Office Row's 2018 seminar. 

#PublicInformation …

Ep. 35: Lessons from Bloody Sunday and Hillsborough

June 14th, 2018


Matthew Hill discusses the lessons and warnings from the Bloody Sunday inquiry and the Hillsborough inquest in this talk recorded at One Crown Office Row’s 2018 seminar.

#BloodySunday #Hillsborough #MatthewHill #legal …

Ep. 34: Will AI outwit our laws?

June 6th, 2018


Rosalind English discusses with Professor Karen Yeung of Birmingham University the various opportunities and challenges presented to the law by Artificial Intelligence

#Karen Yeung #AI #Artificalintelligence

Ep. 33: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

May 29th, 2018


Richard Scorer joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss the progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

#RichardScorer #independentinquiries #IICSA

Ep. 32: The Right to Be Forgotten

May 16th, 2018


Dominic Ruck-Keene and Rosalind English discuss the latest case involving the internet search engine Google, and an individual’s right to be …

Ep. 31: Scenarios On The Liability of Private Hospitals: Part Two

April 26th, 2018


Imagined case studies featuring Lizanne Gumbel QC, Robert Kellar, John Whitting QC, and Jeremy Hyam QC, Chair: Dame Christina Lambert. Recorded at the 1 Crown Office Row seminar "Lessons from the Paterson Litigation." …

Ep.30: Scenarios On The Liability Of Private Hospitals - Part One

April 26th, 2018


Imagined case studies featuring Lizanne Gumbel QC, Robert Kellar, John Whitting QC, and Jeremy Hyam QC, Chair: Dame Christina Lambert.  Recorded at the 1 Crown Office Row seminar "Lessons from the Paterson Litigation." …

Ep. 29: Musicians Claiming Hearing Loss

April 26th, 2018


Following a claim for hearing loss against the Royal Opera by one of its orchestra members, Rosalind English talks to opera singer and composer Susie …

Ep. 28: No More Full Disclosure for Women Forced into Sex Work

March 26th, 2018


Jo Moore tells Rosalind English about a recent ruling which means that women who were forced into the sex trade at a younger age don't need to …

Ep. 27: Non-Delegable Duty in private hospitals

March 23rd, 2018


Dominic Ruck Keene summarises non-delegable duty in private hospitals and clinics in this extract from his talk at the 2018 One  Crown Office Row seminar.

Ep. 26: Vicarious Liability in private hospitals

March 23rd, 2018


Hannah Noyce discusses vicarious liability in private hospitals and clinics in a talk recorded at One Crown Office Row's 2018 seminar. 

#vicariousliability #HannahNoyce #privatehospitals #legal #healthcare

Ep. 25: The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement - line by line.

March 15th, 2018

The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement is the Brexit political agreement turned into a legal document. Prof. Catherine Barnard of the University of …

Ep. 24: Right of residence under EU rules.

March 6th, 2018


Rosalind English talks to Jonathan Metzer about how family members of UK citizens, who don't themselves have citizenship, obtain a residence card …

Ep. 23: Lawsuits against the police for arrest operations.

February 14th, 2018


The Supreme Court’s ruling on police tactics may have implications for other emergency services, as Isabel McArdle explains to Rosalind English.

Ep. 22: Transition And The Road To EU Withdrawal.

February 10th, 2018


We continue Catherine Barnard's interpretation of the legal obstacles that must be worked out on the way to Brexit Day, on March 29th 2019, and a pain free withdrawal from the EU.

#BrexitDay  #CatherineBarnard  …

Ep. 21: Outlining the Legal Milestones to Brexit

January 17th, 2018


In December 2017, the principles of Britain’s divorce from the European Union were agreed, and we now move to what Theresa May has called the “implementation phase”. But, as Professor Catherine Barnard of Cambridge …

Ep. 20: Assessing discrimination in faith-based state schools.

December 21st, 2017


Following Ofsted winning a judgment against an Islamic co-education state school, Rosalind English talks to Rajkiran Barhey about measuring unlawful …

Ep. 19: The High Court rules on a planning authority decision.

December 21st, 2017


Rosalind English talks to Charlotte Gilmartin about the implications of a recent High Court ruling overturning Hackney council’s decision to allow …

Ep 18: Do Judge Led Inquiries work?

November 27th, 2017


With ongoing public inquiries into tainted blood and historic child sexual abuse, Matt Hill and Gideon Barth discuss the effectiveness of judge led inquiries with Rosalind English.

#TaintedBlood #PublicInquiries …

Ep.17: Prospects for the Tainted Blood Inquiry

November 27th, 2017


Theresa May has announced a statutory inquiry into how contaminated blood transfusions infected thousands of people with hepatitis C and HIV. Rosalind English talks to Jim Duffy about how it will differ from earlier …

Ep.16: A patient’s right to experimental medical treatment.

November 10th, 2017


Rosalind English discusses a recent ruling in the Court of Protection which gives a patient, who is lacking capacity, the right to seek out …

Ep. 15: Inquests and Article Two

October 27th, 2017


Caroline Cross and Rachel Marcus look at the link between inquests and Article Two of the European Convention on Human Rights. Recorded at the 2017 …

Ep. 14: Unlawful detention in immigration cases

October 27th, 2017


Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert discuss the difficulties around unlawful detention in immigration cases. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event …

Ep. 13: Tackling radicalisation through the civil courts

October 26th, 2017


Martin Downs and Shaheen Rahman QC talk about their experiences of tackling radicalisation in the civil courts, and the use of closed hearings. …

Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby

October 19th, 2017


Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in …

Ep. 11: The cost of surrogacy - a legitimate claim?

September 29th, 2017


Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a recent High Court ruling on damages: Can someone who has been rendered infertile claim the costs of …

Ep. 10: How A.I. is set to change the legal profession.

September 1st, 2017


Tom Beamont talks to Rosalind English about the role artificial intelligence is likely to play in the way lawyers and judges operate in the U.K., …

Ep. 9: Measuring clinical effectiveness for specialist drugs.

August 17th, 2017


Rosalind English discusses with David Hart QC a recent challenge to the refusal by the NHS to fund a specialist drug for a child suffering from a …

Ep. 8: Radicalisation and the Terrorism Prevention & Investigation Measures Act.

August 8th, 2017


Marina Wheeler QC explains how the civil courts are approaching radicalisation, the practical problems of introducing the Terrorism Prevention and …

Ep. 7: Breast surgeon conviction and the nature of consent.

July 31st, 2017


Sarah Jane Ewart discusses the recent conviction of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, his victims’ prospects for compensation in the civil courts, the …

Ep. 6: The European Withdrawal Bill, and the future for environmental standards.

July 26th, 2017


David Hart considers the likely impact of the European Withdrawal Bill, and in particular the concerns about the knock on effects it might have on …

Ep. 5: NI abortion rights, Charlie Gard etc.

July 6th, 2017


Sarah Jane Ewart discusses the latest developments in access to abortion for Northern Irish women, the lessons to be learned from the Charlie Gard …

Ep. 4: The Supreme Court rules on Northern Ireland abortion.

June 30th, 2017


Rosalind English discusses the recent Supreme Court judgement on the case of women from Northern Ireland who seek abortions on the NHS in England.

Ep. 3: Negligence ruling in meningitis case.

June 19th, 2017


David Hart QC assesses the implications of a recent negligence case involving a young doctor's failure to diagnose a child with meningitis. David …

Ep. 1: Election pledges on human rights.

June 19th, 2017


Poppy Rimington-Pounder looks at party election pledges and the Human Rights Act, the Muslim advocacy group CAGE's forthcoming legal battle, a …

Ep. 2: Female terror plot trial etc.

June 19th, 2017


Sarah Jane Ewart talks through the prospect of the first all female terror plot trial, legal aid for unaccompanied minors in immigration cases, the Bar Council's manifesto "The Value of Justice", the law post-Brexit, …

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