41 episodes

A miscellany of cases and topics of interest to the legal community and others interested in our legal system.

Follow us on www.barrybaines.co.uk, @baineslaw and @barry_baines on twitter

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A miscellany of cases and topics of interest to the legal community and others interested in our legal system.

Follow us on www.barrybaines.co.uk, @baineslaw and @barry_baines on twitter

    Parliamentary Bully or Reforming Speaker

    Parliamentary Bully or Reforming Speaker

    John Bercow MP was Speaker of the House of Commons for over 10 years. He became a worldwide celebrity during the parliamentary Brexit debates for his robust and interventionist style of chairmanship. But more recently he was investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and complaints of bullying and harassment against senior employees were upheld.

    • 9 min
    Michael Mansfield QC: Human Rights

    Michael Mansfield QC: Human Rights

    Michael Mansfield QC, one of our greatest human rights lawyers, talks about the Home Secretary's (Priti Patel's) attitude to the Ukrainian Refugees, the government's proposals to reform human rights and fundamental freedoms, the diminution of legal aid, and the advent of "Supermarket" justice.

    • 31 min
    Criminal Justice in Crisis

    Criminal Justice in Crisis

    The Parliamentary Accounts Committee criticises the Ministry of Justice's meagre ambition to fix the broken Criminal Justice System. Listen to contributions from Chris Daw QC, HH Nigel Lithman QC and William Clegg QC.

    • 16 min
    William Clegg QC: Under the Wig

    William Clegg QC: Under the Wig

    The distinguished and highly experienced William Clegg QC who still presides as a Recorder of the Crown Court gives advice to aspiring advocates and discusses the difficulties the criminal justice system is currently facing: underfunding, decaying courts, backlogs and a complex sentencing system in need of overhaul - but for those intent on a rewarding and thrilling career, it is still worth it.

    • 22 min
    The Tale of the Excluded Swansea Schoolboy

    The Tale of the Excluded Swansea Schoolboy

    When a teaching establishment and the authorities turned against a 14 year old boy for a momentary indiscretion, it resulted in the boy's permanent exclusion from school. The headteacher's offensive analogy to that of a murderer and the refusal to accept the boy's fulsome and repeated apology reflect badly on the school, the governors and the local authority: YA v Independent Panel of Swansea City Council [2022] EWHC 408 (Admin)

    • 10 min
    Miscarriage of Justice: Stefan Kiszko

    Miscarriage of Justice: Stefan Kiszko

    When the body of a missing 11-year-old girl was tragically discovered by the roadside the authorities, keen to hold someone to account for the atrocity, arrested and detained a young man with a mental age of 12. After three days of questioning without the assistance of a solicitor, he admitted the killing and justice appeared to be done. Or was it?

    • 12 min

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Unsure the purpose of this podcast. Listened to the recent Tony Guise episode. Was simply Barry reading out the case judgement in a dull monotonous voice. Odd.

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