The Montfort Communications team explore how reputation management plays a crucial part in determining who is the ‘right winner’ or the ‘wronged loser’ in high profile litigation. Chancery Lane Chats features interviews with leading lawyers, journalists and business leaders who have found themselves at the centre of a dispute. They all have one thing in common: a perspective which can deliver insights into why litigation communication matters. Tune in to our office on the junction where Fleet Street and Chancery Lane meet in the heart of London, as we explore the intersection of law, journalism and crisis management.
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Judge Rob Rinder and Jeremy Brier on the Importance of Legal Aid
Access to Legal Aid is more important than ever, but cuts to funding make it harder and harder for people to receive legal assistance. But, say TV's Judge Rob Rinder MBE and Jeremy Brier, it’s possibly the most important protection of liberty we have as a civilised society - to give innocent people the right to defend themselves. In this latest episode, listen as Rob and Jeremy discuss the importance of Legal Aid and its critical role in protecting the rule of law.
Clarissa Coleman & David Speakman of DAC Beachcroft On The Changing Role of Investigations Lawyers
Don’t miss Clarissa Coleman & David Speakman, partners at DAC Beachcroft, discuss the changing role of investigations lawyers. Clarissa shares her experiences of the dawn raid at the property investment firm owned by Vincent Tchenguiz. David discusses representing Dr Beatt in his whistleblowing case. Together they share their thoughts on the FCA’s suggestion of regulating firms for Diversity & Inclusion, the impact of wider cultural influences on the UK workforce & DAC Beachcroft’s multi-disciplinary investigations department.
Tracy Alexander on the Current State of UK Forensic Services
Don’t miss Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services for the City of London police, discussing the current state of forensic science, her work with Inside Justice, and having worked in forensic science for 29 years, she shares the biggest changes in the industry and how TV has skewed people’s perception of forensic scientists.
In this episode:
The biggest changes in forensics
The decline of forensic experts
TV portrayal of forensic scientists
Investigating digital and cybercrime
Jasper Helder on Navigating the Enterprise Act 2002 and the National Security and Investment Act 2021
Don’t miss Jasper Helder, senior partner at Akin Gump, and one of the most experienced professionals advising on national security, trade policy and export controls issues in the country. Jasper discusses the 2002 Enterprise Act, and the new National Security and Investment Act which will come into force in January 2022.
What the Enterprise Act 2002 was meant to do
The merging control thresholds
National pride versus national security
National Security & Investment Act
How to mitigate national security concerns
Bringing Court Dress into the 21st Century
Karlia Lykourgou is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She was called to the bar in 2013 and specialises in criminal defence cases. However, in 2020, she founded Ivy & Normanton, the first legal outfitter specialising in legal attire for women, with the aim of portraying real women and a diverse image of what it means to be a woman in law.
Launching Ivy & Normanton
The importance of court wear
What it means to be a diverse woman in law
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Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe On Policing And The Media
Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe is the former Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police. Currently he’s an adviser to the Financial Crime department at city law firm Rosenblatt. What you might not know is that he has made an arrest at every single rank, has ridden a horse at the Grand National, and has ridden a police horse at every London football ground during his term.