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 and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.
Ep 143: Henry VIII Powers undermining parliamentary supremacy
In this episode, Rosalind English discusses with Sarabjit Singh and Isabel McArdle of 1 Crown Office Row a number of laws containing "Henry VIII" powers which allow ministers to avoid full parliamentary debate. We have to apologise for the building works sound effects in the background of this episode. We welcome our listeners to perceive them as an appropriate metaphor for the government hammering home their policies under these powers.
Ep 142: Vaccine Hesitancy and the Court of Protection: Who Decides?
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
Ep 141: A hundred days since Brexit
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
Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women.
Ep 139: Courts tussle with Uber, Ola and the Gig Economy
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 arranged through Uber’s smartphone app work for Uber under workers’ contracts and so qualify for the protections afforded by employment law, such as minimum wage and paid holiday leave.
Ep 138: Mediation with Marina Wheeler QC
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 practitioners drawing from her own experience as a mediator.
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A snowflake writes....
You do yourself a real discredit by opening with the lazy and offensive phrase ‘stale, pale and male’. Even as someone who thinks your podcast addresses an extremely important and much neglected topic, I was immediately less inclined to hear what you have to say. One hopes your advocacy isn’t littered with such clumsy use of language.