Law Simplified is a publishing company which simplifies legal updates and principles and delivers them in articles, videos and podcasts. By doing that, we are challenging the status quo, equalising access to legal information and justice and improving the quality of life. Join us every week with a new legal specialist, who will together be exploring some current legal issues, sharing their journey and some valuable advice for students.
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Jaime Hamilton QC: A Top Criminal Law Barrister sits down with Sara El Kaysi
Sara El Kaysi is joined by a top criminal law barrister, Jaime Hamilton QC, for another episode of 'The Latest with Law Simplified'. Jaime is a Queen's Counsel, a Deputy Head of Chambers at 9 St. John Street Chambers, Manchester and an accredited advocacy trainer with over 20 years of experience in criminal law. He is known for his constant blogging about the UK’s Criminal Justice System through his active presence on Twitter. (@ViewFromTheNorth).
In this episode, Jaime simplifies the new Police, Crime and Sentencing 2021 Bill and the implications of it. He also talks about Encrochat, what it is and the admissibility of the messages in criminal proceedings. For more information about Encrochat, check out a recent article which we published at www.law-simplified.co.uk.
When asked, Jaime confirmed having dressed up as Batman and in the traditional QC outfit for a party and gave us a glimpse of the most bizarre case which he prosecuted, live now on Tiktok!! (@lawsimplifieduk). He also shared some really valuable tips for aspiring barristers wanting to enter the legal profession.
Sara sits down with Adam Wagner
Sara El Kaysi sits with the Human Rights barrister Adam Wagner from Doughty Chambers who joined us to discuss some recent legal developments.
Adam has been regularly appearing on national television, with his recent appearances including Good Morning Britain and Sky News. In this episode with Law Simplified, he was quizzed by Sara El Kaysi about his journey to the Bar, the implications of the Supreme Court judgment in the Shamima Begum case, and the covid-19 regulations.
Adam Wagner is well known for his thorough research into the covid-19 regulations as he has been reported to keep an account of all the changes in the law since their introduction. He also did a Tiktok special by explaining the 3 major misunderstandings among the public about the restrictions! Find out what we’ve all been getting wrong by heading onto our Tiktok RIGHT NOW at @lawsimplifieduk.
Sara sits down with Mark Robinson
Podcast Host, Sara El Kaysi, sits with Mark Robinson who shares his unconventional route to the Bar. He also simplified some criminal law reforms and was put through his paces with a quickfire round at the end.
Mark was a professional DJ for over 20 years, playing throughout the world. He produced and released an album with the Ministry of Sound and made it to number 24 on UK charts nationally. He was also responsible for several high-profile remixes of chart hits for artists such as David Guetta, Akon and Pitbull!
Mark established a busy practice as a freelance solicitor and subsequently joined Great James Street Chambers as a criminal law barrister, following a full exemption from barrister training by BSB. He says he 'stumbled into the profession' after he successfully defended himself, without a lawyer, when charged with an offence he did not commit. He's regularly in court now, representing defendants charged with a wide range of offences.
Find out what Mark said he would choose as a superpower, and head over to our TikTok (@lawsimplifiedUK) right now to meet him and to find out an interesting fact about him.
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Faareen sits down with Ross Birkbeck
Faareen is joined by another spectacular guest, Mr Ross Birkbeck, a practising barrister specialising in tax law, commercial law and trusts. He is the Founder and Designer of Casedo, who is committed to challenging the legal status quo and introducing a digital way of working. Casedo is a tool which allows its users, irrespective of their profession and industry, to work more efficiently and without paper. During this interview, Ross shares his journey to the bar Profession, which he pursued after leaving behind a successful filmmaking business. He also simplified some updates in tax laws, discussed his genius invention, Casedo, which is well on its way to becoming the leader in legal tech and was put through his paces by our host during a quickfire round, which was carried out under timed conditions. An epic podcast with lots of fun-filled moments and laughter, which must not be missed, at any cost.
Callum sits down with Simranjeet Kaur Mann
Callum Gill is joined by Future Womble Bond Dickinson Trainee and Founder of Sim’s Legal Mentoring, Simranjeet Kaur Mann. Having successfully been offered three Training Contracts, Simranjeet set up Sim’s Legal Mentoring with the aim of offering advice to aspiring solicitors, particularly those from the South Asian background. Since its founding, Sim’s Legal Mentoring has amassed over 1000 Instagram followers and assisted numerous aspiring solicitors on their journey. With the application season for Vacation Schemes/Training Contracts on the horizon, we delve into the entire application process with Simranjeet and hear her top tips. Callum also explores Simranjeet’s motivations for a career in law and her journey, which led to her accepting a Training Contract with Womble Bond Dickinson. For any aspiring solicitors looking to get ahead with their applications, this is a podcast that cannot be missed!
Hasaan sits down with Chris Daw QC
Hasaan and Chris sit down to discuss Chris’ success story, his background, his humble beginnings working alongside his father, all within the first part of this podcast. Chris goes on to describe his path into criminal defence and delves into some of the biggest criminal clients he’s worked with.
Chris goes on to provide an insight into #JusticeOnTrial, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect in his latest publication. As always, we put your questions to Chris, discussing a potential Netflix series, tips on Pupillage, and some very constructive advice for law students and legal professionals.
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