25 episodes

Law and Disorder is a new weekly podcast looking at the biggest issues in the news through the prism of the law. We've brought together three of the UK's best legal minds: recently retired High Court judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn, barrister and human rights campaigner Baroness Helena Kennedy, and Charlie Falconer, a Labour peer and former Lord Chancellor.
Subscribe now for weekly episodes disentangling the thorniest of subjects, from Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill to the situation in Gaza, via Post Office scandals, Prince Harry and privacy and much, much more.
Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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    • 4.5 • 57 Ratings

Law and Disorder is a new weekly podcast looking at the biggest issues in the news through the prism of the law. We've brought together three of the UK's best legal minds: recently retired High Court judge Sir Nicholas Mostyn, barrister and human rights campaigner Baroness Helena Kennedy, and Charlie Falconer, a Labour peer and former Lord Chancellor.
Subscribe now for weekly episodes disentangling the thorniest of subjects, from Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill to the situation in Gaza, via Post Office scandals, Prince Harry and privacy and much, much more.
Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Legal History of Slavery

    The Legal History of Slavery

    Britain has a long and complex history with slavery. From medieval villeinage through to the African slaves brought to the colonies, has the country truly reckoned with its role in perpetrating one of the great evils in humanity's history? In this episode of Law & Disorder, Nicholas Mostyn, Helena Kennedy and Charlie Falconer run through our fraught history with the slave trade, and ask whether the abolition movement was quite as pure as the history books say. Then they tackle the thorny questions of reparations and affirmative action, as the implications of slavery move into their modern context.
    This podcast is generously sponsored by Tideway Wealth.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 37 min
    Climate Change in the European Court of Human Rights

    Climate Change in the European Court of Human Rights

    A landmark ruling in the European Court of Human Rights has allowed a claim from a Swiss activist group who asserted that their country's government had been inadequate in its attempt to reduce carbon emissions. They told the court that their age and gender (they are a group of older women) made them more susceptible to the impacts of climate-induced heatwaves, and the ECHR agreed. Does this open a big can of worms? Or are we witnessing a flexible interpretation of the law that could help the cause of climate justice? With Charlie Falconer, Helena Kennedy and Nicholas Mostyn gathered to discuss, expect fireworks!
    This podcast is generously sponsored by Tideway Wealth.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 35 min
    Protest

    Protest

    The right to protest is fundamental to any democracy, and yet, in recent years, it feels as though the Conservative government is strangling that ability. For this episode of Law & Disorder, the gang – Helena Kennedy, Charlie Falconer and Nicholas Mostyn – are joined by a very special guest, Raj Chada, in order to look at the evolving picture of protest in our courts. From the Colston Four to Trudi Warner, some of the biggest cases of recent years are scrutinised by the team.
    This podcast was generously sponsored by Hodge Jones and Allen.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 36 min
    Emergency Pod: Donald Trump is Guilty!

    Emergency Pod: Donald Trump is Guilty!

    In an historic decision, a court in New York has convicted former President (and current Presidential candidate) Donald Trump on 34 counts in a so-called "hush money" case. What exactly was the court's decision? Does it hold up, to the legal eye, and will it survive appeal? And what does it mean for the course of the Rule of Law? As ever, Charlie Falconer, Nicholas Mostyn and Helena Kennedy gather round their computers to give the legal breakdown on this landmark ruling.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 36 min
    Emergency Pod: The Infected Blood Scandal

    Emergency Pod: The Infected Blood Scandal

    This week, we're convening an emergency pod to look at the publication of Sir Brian Langstaff's report into the infected blood scandal, in which thousands of Brits were given contaminated blood containing the HIV or Hepatitis C viruses. How was this allowed to happen? Does the report come close to capturing the scale of the problem? And is there a course for reparations, or criminal penalties, or has the ship sailed on this? As ever, Helena Kennedy, Nicholas Mostyn and Charlie Falconer gather to discuss.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 32 min
    Harvey Weinstein and the Legacy of #MeToo

    Harvey Weinstein and the Legacy of #MeToo

    On this week's Law and Disorder, Helena, Nicholas and Charlie gather to discuss the recent decision of a New York court to overturn the conviction of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. How did this decision – which has shaken faith in the legal system's ability to handle the gravity of the MeToo movement's concerns – come about? And could the same thing happen in UK courts? As ever, the conversation slaloms through the history of courts dealing with sexual assault and rape allegations, and considers the balance of prejudicial and probative information.
    This podcast is generously sponsored by Tideway Wealth.
    Do send your own thoughts to us via lawanddisorderfeedback@gmail.com!
    Law and Disorder is a Podot podcast.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Nick Hilton.
    Associate Producer: Ewan Cameron.
    Music by Richard Strauss, arranged and performed by Anthony Willis & Brett Bailey.
    PR by Sally Jones.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

jannermaid ,

Shhh!

I have to confess to becoming a bit addicted to this podcast. Love to play it as I am tidying up and find myself talking back to them all. Fabulous.

Suziewong242 ,

Unbalanced left wing reporting

Too politically biased

AmyRoseFlower ,

Refreshingly, a show where the hosts aren’t afraid to disagree with each other.

Refreshingly, a show where the hosts aren’t afraid to disagree with each other.

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