76 episodes

The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with interesting people who have a connection to the law. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers within the industry, the latest insights in legal innovation, and we explore how the profession is evolving.

We also produce a regular spin-off called The Cross-Examination. These are documentary episodes where we do a deep dive into current issues and examine them through a legal lens.

Find out more at tr.com/TheHearing

The Hearing – A Legal Podcast Thomson Reuters

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The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with interesting people who have a connection to the law. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers within the industry, the latest insights in legal innovation, and we explore how the profession is evolving.

We also produce a regular spin-off called The Cross-Examination. These are documentary episodes where we do a deep dive into current issues and examine them through a legal lens.

Find out more at tr.com/TheHearing

    EP. 76 – Laura Bates (Everyday Sexism Project)

    EP. 76 – Laura Bates (Everyday Sexism Project)

    Yasmin's guest this week hardly needs introduction – we're speaking to feminist icon Laura Bates. Laura is founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, a catalogue of day-to-day instances of sexism and gender inequality.

    Laura talks us through the events that led to her setting up the project – events that were so everyday, so commonplace, that she almost didn't notice. On her website, Laura describes these types of incidents as “so-used-to-it-you-almost-just-accept-it sexism”. But, as she explains to Yasmin, she couldn't just accept it – and so one of the greatest feminists of our time got going!

    Yasmin talks to Laura about her work with the legal industry – an industry that often doesn't think it has a problem with sexism; that doesn't believe harassment and inequality can happen to lawyers. They also discuss her new book, Men Who Hate Women – a shocking exploration of extreme misogyny.


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    EP. 75 – Andrew Fletcher (Thomson Reuters Labs)

    EP. 75 – Andrew Fletcher (Thomson Reuters Labs)

    To those listening in the future, the level of excitement about our brief Easter hiatus to see friends and family might seem strange. But, future listener, these are strange times indeed. We don't even have hoverboards yet. Our future podcast friends might also find it strange that we're still discussing whether lawyers actually need artificial intelligence.

    Joe's guest this week is Andrew Fletcher, Director at TR Labs. He points out that the trust we place in our lawyers will soon begin to assume their ability to tap into a knowledge base far wider than can ever be gleaned from books. Lawyers will need AI and legal tech to tap into this information, interpret it and then join the dots on behalf of their clients.

    Andrew talks to Joe about how TR Labs is taking curation of big data to the next level, how to make sure an AI can be trusted, and the kinds of innovations that are just around the corner. Spoiler: there's still no sign of robot lawyers, but we do have a Joe-Bot.



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    EP. 74 – Will Moy (Full Fact)

    EP. 74 – Will Moy (Full Fact)

    Did you know the moon landings were faked? Or that The Beatles never existed? And do you remember when conspiracy theories were much more innocent?

    In this episode, Becky talks to Will Moy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Full Fact, about the perils of misinformation in the digital age. Full Fact is a British charity that checks claims made by politicians, public institutions and journalists, and claims made by viral content circulating on social media.

    Will believes “bad information ruins lives” by promoting hate, damaging health and hurting democracy. He and Becky discuss how the law and lawyers have been caught up in this problem, and what we can do to help tackle it.


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    EP. 73 – Federico Ast (Kleros)

    EP. 73 – Federico Ast (Kleros)

    Here at The Hearing HQ we've really missed travelling. So being whisked (virtually) to Buenos Aires for this week's episode was a real treat!

    Meet Joe's guest, Federico Ast, the CEO and founder of Kleros. He's deeply intelligent, thoughtful and one hell of an aggravator in the world of justice. Federico has a philosophy-centred approach to improving judicial systems around the world, and talks to Joe about how deliberative democracy can fast-track access to justice.

    Kleros is an online dispute resolution system based on blockchain, crowdsourcing and game theory. We hear how Federico has used his experience of the Argentinian economic collapse of the 90s to problem-solve dispute resolution for the internet age.


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    EP. 72 – Joeli Brearley (Pregnant Then Screwed)

    EP. 72 – Joeli Brearley (Pregnant Then Screwed)

    Imagine being fired, by voicemail, after telling your boss that you're pregnant. It seems like something from a different era, or at least, akin to a bad dating story. Yet this is exactly what happened to this week's guest, Joeli Brearley, the CEO and founder of Pregnant Then Screwed.

    Joeli sits down with Yasmin to talk about how her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking legal action and how this lit the fuse for Pregnant Then Screwed. They talk about taking the government to court for discriminating against women in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and the (very relatable) stress dreams that came with it.

    Joeli is a powerhouse with a huge social media following, and this episode also looks at what it’s like dealing with trolls and how she wants to change the workplace for mothers, no matter how messy it gets or how many people it upsets.


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    EP. 71 – COVID-19 vaccines: will they unite or divide us?

    EP. 71 – COVID-19 vaccines: will they unite or divide us?

    THE CROSS-EXAMINATION – The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is giving many of us hope right now. But are vaccines about become the next divisive issue to affect our professional and personal lives?

    Companies might well see vaccines as the golden ticket to getting staff back to a normal working environment, or indeed back to work full stop. But what happens when employees choose not to receive the vaccine, or refuse to disclose their vaccination status?

    In this episode, Becky talks to Joe Nicholls, from Wards Solicitors, and GoodCorporation’s Debbie Ramsay about this new wave of legal and ethical issues that businesses, and society as a whole, must grapple with.

    CONTRIBUTORS:
    - Debbie Ramsay, Director, GoodCorporation
    - Joe Nicholls, Partner & Head of Employment, Wards Solicitors


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

fej1990 ,

Brilliant listen podcast - every episode brings something new

I always enjoy listening to this podcast! Fascinating to hear what some of the world’s brilliant legal minds, leaders and even musicians have experienced to get to where they are now. Humorous, interesting and an excellent host.

Francesco31Law ,

Pleasantly informative

Kevin’s Podcast strikes a good balance between information and entertainment. Being someone who is at the very beginning of the legal journey, I’m finding rather interesting to see how each guest has managed to carve out a reputation within a specific area of the field. Keep up the good work!

tommic1 ,

Fantastic

Love how Kevin gets such a variety of guests on his show from across the profession. Some really timely guests and love learning the stories of really inspirational lawyers!

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