Law Pod UK

Law Pod UK

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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, and is presented by Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon.
49: The Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Negligence
Nov 12 • 15 min
Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Suzanne White, the head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day Solicitors, about recent developments with regards to women’s rights in healthcare and informed consent in the context of childbirth. #SuzanneWhite #healthcare…
48: Clinical Guidelines in Clinical Negligence Cases
Nov 1 • 15 min
Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Pritesh Rathod about the significance of clinical guidelines in his clinical negligence practice and recent controversy involving maternal choice caesareans, Montgomery and relevant NICE Guidelines. #NICE #NICEGuidelines…
47: Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Oct 15 • 21 min
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 non-medical staff in A & E. Rosalind English discusses the implications of this judgment with Owain Thomas QC.…
46: Brexit as a revolution
Oct 14 • 46 min
Professor Catherine Barnard has this exclusive interview with Sir Ivan Rogers, the former UK Ambassador to the EU, following his speech to Trinity College Cambridge last week. They discuss the themes of this speech which can be found in full on the…
45: Brexit - Why the UK needs a Commission of Inquiry
Oct 14 • 19 min
With the party conference season well over, Professor Catherine Barnard talks to journalist Boni Sones about the latest difficulties the prime minister is facing in the Brexit negotiations. #Brexit #CatherineBarnard #EUTransition #EUWithdrawalBill…
44: Genetic Modification at the European Court of Justice
Oct 1 • 20 min
Rosalind English discusses the latest GMO ruling in the European Court of Justice with plant geneticist Ottoline Leyser. Professor Leyser considers the problems that come from focussing on the origin of plants rather than their characteristics, and…
43: Coercive and controlling behaviour as applied in the family courts.
Oct 1 • 15 min
Rosalind English talks to barrister Clare Ciborowska about the new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour and how it can affect proceedings in the family courts. #familycourts #familylaw #coerciveandcontrollingbehaviour
42: International Law and Individual Rights after Brexit
Oct 1 • 17 min
Rosalind English talks to Conor Monighan about the theme of the annual Administrative Law Bar Association conference: how does international law influence individual rights, particularly after Brexit?
41: Brexit - The white paper
Aug 8 • 29 min
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 since the UK triggered Article 50 in…
40: How AI and algorithms impact on regulation and adjudication
Jul 27 • 19 min
Law and Political Science Professor Cary Coglianese from the University of Pennsylvania, and David Lehr, a research affiliate at the Penn Program on Regulation and a student at Yale Law School, join Rosalind English to speculate on how algorithms and…
39: Employment/Disciplinary injunction success for psychiatrist
Jul 2 • 12 min
Richard Booth joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss a successful employment injunction to prevent a gross misconduct disciplinary hearing. #RichardBooth #legal #grossmisconduct #disciplinaryhearings #employmentinjunction
38: Brexit - Two years on
Jun 26 • 22 min
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. #BrexitDay #CatherineBarnard…
37: Establishing public inquiries and reopening inquests
Jun 14 • 14 min
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
36: Secrecy, anonymity and public information
Jun 14 • 16 min
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 #EmmaLouiseFenelon #legal #Inquests #Inquiries
35: Lessons from Bloody Sunday and Hillsborough
Jun 14 • 18 min
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 #Inquests #Inquiries
34: Will AI outwit our laws?
Jun 6 • 15 min
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
33: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
May 29 • 16 min
Richard Scorer joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss the progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse #RichardScorer #independentinquiries #IICSA
32: The Right to Be Forgotten
May 16 • 14 min
Dominic Ruck-Keene and Rosalind English discuss the latest case involving the internet search engine Google, and an individual’s right to be forgotten. #righttobeforgotten #google #censorship
31: Scenarios On The Liability of Private Hospitals: Part Two
Apr 26 • 13 min
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.” February 2018. Part Two of Two.…
Ep.30: Scenarios On The Liability Of Private Hospitals - Part One
Apr 26 • 15 min
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.” February 2018. Part One of Two.…
29: Musicians Claiming Hearing Loss
Apr 26 • 15 min
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 Self about the hazards of being a musician playing in the orchestra pit. #SusieSelf #musicianlegal…
28: No More Full Disclosure for Women Forced into Sex Work
Mar 26 • 12 min
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 disclose their convictions when applying for jobs which require DBS checks.
27: Non-Delegable Duty in private hospitals
Mar 23 • 16 min
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.
26: Vicarious Liability in private hospitals
Mar 23 • 15 min
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
25: The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement - line by line.
Mar 15 • 22 min
The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement is the Brexit political agreement turned into a legal document. Prof. Catherine Barnard of the University of Cambridge gives Boni Sones her own analysis of the text and asks ‘What now for Theresa May?’
24: Right of residence under EU rules.
Mar 6 • 12 min
Rosalind English talks to Jonathan Metzer about how family members of UK citizens, who don’t themselves have citizenship, obtain a residence card under EU rules - and how they can appeal if they’re refused. #rightofresidence #JonathanMetzer…
23: Lawsuits against the police for arrest operations.
Feb 14 • 17 min
The Supreme Court’s ruling on police tactics may have implications for other emergency services, as Isabel McArdle explains to Rosalind English. #dutyofcare #legalruling #supremecourt #isabelmcardle #robinsoncase #policetactics #WestYorkshirePolice
22: Transition And The Road To EU Withdrawal.
Feb 10 • 24 min
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 #EUTransition #EUWithdrawal Bill
21: Outlining the Legal Milestones to Brexit
Jan 17 • 19 min
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 University tells Bonnie Soames, it…
20: Assessing discrimination in faith-based state schools.
Dec 21, 2017 • 14 min
Following Ofsted winning a judgment against an Islamic co-education state school, Rosalind English talks to Rajkiran Barhey about measuring unlawful discrimination in cases where two groups of students are treated equally, but separately, by their school.…
19: The High Court rules on a planning authority decision.
Dec 20, 2017 • 11 min
Rosalind English talks to Charlotte Gilmartin about the implications of a recent High Court ruling overturning Hackney council’s decision to allow permission to demolish part of a historic canal side building. #HackneyCouncil #HolbornStudios #EagleWharf…
Ep 18: Do Judge Led Inquiries work?
Nov 27, 2017 • 17 min
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 #BloodySundayInquiry #MattHill #GideonBarth…
Ep.17: Prospects for the Tainted Blood Inquiry
Nov 27, 2017 • 13 min
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 investigations. #ContaminatedBlood…
Ep.16: A patient’s right to experimental medical treatment.
Nov 10, 2017 • 6 min
Rosalind English discusses a recent ruling in the Court of Protection which gives a patient, who is lacking capacity, the right to seek out experimental medical treatment. #MedicalRights #CourtofProtection
15: Inquests and Article Two
Oct 27, 2017 • 19 min
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 Public Law event at King’s College London. #PublicLawEvent #Inquests #ArticleTwo #KingsCollegeLondon
14: Unlawful detention in immigration cases
Oct 27, 2017 • 21 min
Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert discuss the difficulties around unlawful detention in immigration cases. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London. #PublicLawEvent #UnlawfulDetention #KingsCollegeLondon #immigration
13: Tackling radicalisation through the civil courts
Oct 26, 2017 • 21 min
Martin Downs and Shaheen Rahman QC talk about their experiences of tackling radicalisation in the civil courts, and the use of closed hearings. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London. #Publiclawevent #KingsCollegeLondon…
12: Damages claim over IVF baby
Oct 19, 2017 • 6 min
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 relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos. #legal #IVF #IVFHammersmith
11: The cost of surrogacy - a legitimate claim?
Sep 29, 2017 • 7 min
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 surrogacy abroad? A hospital admitted negligence in failing to diagnose the claimant’s cervical cancer. The…
10: How A.I. is set to change the legal profession.
Sep 1, 2017 • 11 min
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., including discussion about the use of e-Disclosure, online dispute resolution, and whether advice and…
9: Measuring clinical effectiveness for specialist drugs.
Aug 17, 2017 • 10 min
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 metabolic condition.
8: Radicalisation and the Terrorism Prevention & Investigation Measures Act.
Aug 8, 2017 • 24 min
Marina Wheeler QC explains how the civil courts are approaching radicalisation, the practical problems of introducing the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act, and the role of the family courts in protecting children under the “Prevent”…
7: Breast surgeon conviction and the nature of consent.
Jul 31, 2017 • 15 min
Sarah Jane Ewart discusses the recent conviction of breast surgeon Ian Paterson, his victims’ prospects for compensation in the civil courts, the whole issue of consent in this area of surgery, the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and the Gail Newland…
6: The European Withdrawal Bill, and the future for environmental standards.
Jul 26, 2017 • 16 min
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 existing environmental standards after BREXIT. Presented by Rosalind English.
5: NI abortion rights, Charlie Gard etc.
Jul 6, 2017 • 14 min
Sarah Jane Ewart discusses the latest developments in access to abortion for Northern Irish women, the lessons to be learned from the Charlie Gard case, and the difficult decision that the courts had to reach when considering the best interests of…
4: The Supreme Court rules on Northern Ireland abortion.
Jun 30, 2017 • 6 min
Rosalind English discusses the recent Supreme Court judgement on the case of women from Northern Ireland who seek abortions on the NHS in England.
3: Negligence ruling in meningitis case.
Jun 19, 2017 • 8 min
David Hart QC assesses the implications of a recent negligence case involving a young doctor’s failure to diagnose a child with meningitis. David Hart is in conversation with Rosalind English.
1: Election pledges on human rights.
Jun 19, 2017 • 11 min
Poppy Rimington-Pounder looks at party election pledges and the Human Rights Act, the Muslim advocacy group CAGE’s forthcoming legal battle, a freedom of conscience ruling for members of the armed forces in the Bahamas, and citizenship rights for the…
2: Female terror plot trial etc.
Jun 19, 2017 • 14 min
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, and shift sleeping and the minimum…