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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, and is presented by Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon.

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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, and is presented by Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon.

    Ep 101: Should medical claims be done differently?

    Ep 101: Should medical claims be done differently?

    Medical negligence experts James Badenoch QC (now retired) and David Hart QC of 1 Crown Office Row discuss some of the solutions proposed to the vast expense to the NHS of damages claims in negligence and whether  any of these propositions - such as a tariff system run by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - is feasible.

    • 29 min
    Ep 100: Disaster avoidance for experts - Neil Sheldon QC

    Ep 100: Disaster avoidance for experts - Neil Sheldon QC

    Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Neil Sheldon QC about how to help your expert stay out of trouble in clinical negligence cases

    • 26 min
    Ep 99: Celebrate a Century of Women in Law at Middle Temple

    Ep 99: Celebrate a Century of Women in Law at Middle Temple

    Middle Temple’s exhibition celebrates the centenary of the admission of women to the legal profession. It consists of 25 portraits of women Middle Templars over the last 100 years, including Helen Normanton, the first woman to become a member of an Inn. It is accompanied by a digital exhibition of many more of our distinguished women members. The exhibition curated by Rosalind Wright CB QC, a Bencher of Middle Temple with specially commissioned photography by Chris Christodoulou. The portraits are exhibited in order of Call to the Bar.
     
    We were lucky enough to be guided around this fantastic exhibition by the curator, Rosalind Wright CB QC.  Listen to Rosalind discuss the first 100 years of women in law with Rosalind English in the latest episode of Law Pod UK.
     
    Visit the exhibition, and listen along, to see the women past, present and future who have changed the legal landscape at Middle Temple here (https://middletemple.org.uk/inn-calendar/exhibition-celebrating-century-women-law) .
     
    When: 2 September 2019 to 31 January 2020
    Where: Middle Temple (https://www.middletemple.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/how-to-find-us)
     
    Amendment: Baroness Helena Kennedy’s article and further literature surrounding Bertha Cave’s application and acceptance to Gray’s Inn as ‘B Cave’ has now been shown to be fictitious. However, Bertha Cave was a very early pioneer of women’s rights and, unfortunately unsuccessfully, took the benchers to the House of Lords to argue her case for inclusion.”

    • 15 min
    Ep 98: AI: Opportunity or Threat?

    Ep 98: AI: Opportunity or Threat?

    There should be a distinction between AI and algorithms being tools for lawyers as opposed to lawyers and laws being the tools for the use of AI. The huge emancipatory opportunities offered by technology could be lost if we don’t get on top of it and allow it to overtake us, as we subject ourselves to all its processes. Rosalind English talks to Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance, an Artificial Intelligence programme for the legal profession, about the practical applications of algorithms to the law. How can we avail ourselves of the codes before the codes manage us?

    • 17 min
    Ep 97: South African Constitutional Court: Human rights in a troubled country

    Ep 97: South African Constitutional Court: Human rights in a troubled country

    Rosalind English talks to Kate O’Regan, who was appointed to the South African Constitutional Court at the dawn of the full franchise in 1994. Kate was one of the youngest appointees to a court with a profoundly important task, to apply the newly drafted Bill of Rights to a deeply divided society.
    Even with the demise of apartheid, conflicts persist: between African customary law and law imported from the country’s colonial masters, Britain and Holland; the cultural differences in the perception of the rights of women, and the uphill task of the courts to ensure the safety of citizens of the new South Africa from random violence on public transport.

    • 24 min
    Ep 96: What is a ‘mother’, in law?

    Ep 96: What is a ‘mother’, in law?

    The most senior family judge in England and Wales has ruled that a transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility cannot be registered as his child's father. 
    This is first case of its kind, and Rosalind English discusses the decision with Charlotte Gilmartin, who points out that the ruling endorses a tension between legal parentage and social/psychological parentage in transgender cases.

    • 20 min

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