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NorthPod Law is a podcast that reviews the week's legal stories and news with a particular focus on how they affect the legal profession and the justice system of England & Wales. This show runs for six weeks and then takes a six week break throughout the year. It is hosted by barristers Benjamin Knight, Kirstin Beswick and Jonathan Holt. Each week, they will be joined by other lawyers and legal experts and, together, they will cast an eye over that week's legal twists and turns.
** Note to broadcast media producers: Our presenters are available for comment on legal matters in the public eye by contacting us at mail@northpod.co.uk - this address is monitored 24/7 **
When Northpod Law is off the air, this feed automatically redirects to Northpod's sister show, the UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast.
UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast
UKCLBP is a podcast by Dan, Lyndon and Sara - barristers who run the UK Criminal Law Blog. The podcast discusses and explains current cases and topics relevant to the criminal law, in language accessible to those not legally trained.
Far too often the media don’t get the facts right about criminal cases meaning that far too often do the public not understand the 'how' and 'why'. We’re three barristers who are trying to change that by discussing current cases and topics in everyday English, to make the law more accessible to all.
Our long-standing and well-respected blog can be found at www.ukcriminallawblog.com

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NorthPod Law is a podcast that reviews the week's legal stories and news with a particular focus on how they affect the legal profession and the justice system of England & Wales. This show runs for six weeks and then takes a six week break throughout the year. It is hosted by barristers Benjamin Knight, Kirstin Beswick and Jonathan Holt. Each week, they will be joined by other lawyers and legal experts and, together, they will cast an eye over that week's legal twists and turns.
** Note to broadcast media producers: Our presenters are available for comment on legal matters in the public eye by contacting us at mail@northpod.co.uk - this address is monitored 24/7 **
When Northpod Law is off the air, this feed automatically redirects to Northpod's sister show, the UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast.
UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast
UKCLBP is a podcast by Dan, Lyndon and Sara - barristers who run the UK Criminal Law Blog. The podcast discusses and explains current cases and topics relevant to the criminal law, in language accessible to those not legally trained.
Far too often the media don’t get the facts right about criminal cases meaning that far too often do the public not understand the 'how' and 'why'. We’re three barristers who are trying to change that by discussing current cases and topics in everyday English, to make the law more accessible to all.
Our long-standing and well-respected blog can be found at www.ukcriminallawblog.com

    The Growing Prevalence of Prevalence - 25/05/16

    The Growing Prevalence of Prevalence - 25/05/16

    It's a case law episode for this Bite, which you can listen to right here.First, R v Bondzie.  Ever wondered why the Crown has taken to serving a statement that just tells you that drug dealing is bad?  Here's why they do it; what effect it could have on sentence; what they need to do to give it an effect and why their efforts to date have been generally pointless and probably damaging to their own aims.Then two quickies: R v Bala, which upholds marriage in all its forms and R v Hussain, in which the Court of Appeal confirms that you can't second-guess a jury.The Law Commission has reported on its sentencing code project.  If you want to read more you can do so here.Let us know whether you prefer the show like this or if you'd prefer to go back to listening to us drinking wine and eating cake. PLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!

    Sexual Communications - 17/05/16

    Sexual Communications - 17/05/16

    Listen to this week's show right here. This week, Kirstin examines the little heard of s.67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 which creates a new offence of sexual communication with a child.   What is it? What does it cover? What does the Crown have to prove? What's the maximum sentence? And the perennial Northpod Law favourite, "Couldn't you just use the offences already on the statute books?"   Actually, that last one might have a bit of a surprising answer - although no doubt Ben wouldn't agree.​ Let us know if you like the new "Bites" format (shorter and with less wine and cake) or if you are longing for a return to our longer format. If you are a law student, we'd be really grateful if you would spread the news of our show's return around your law school friends. Also, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. PLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!

    Defending Rob Titchner - 06/05/16

    Defending Rob Titchner - 06/05/16

    This week Kirstin's going through s.76 Serious Crime Act 2015.  It deals with coercive control - or domestic violence that's not that physical.  We use the scandalous plot of "The Archers" to briefly explain what can make up the background to these new cases. Take a listen right here. Then we go through the section to look at who can and can't be guilty of the offence and where the problems might lie in making it stick where there are no other offences.  Is this just a way of getting 5 years for common assault? We go on to look at the practicalities involved for a trial - problems the prosecution will face and the holes that might be worth poking at if you're defending. Let us know if you like the new "Bites" format (shorter and with less wine and cake) or if you are longing for a return to our longer format. If you are a law student, we'd be really grateful if you would spread the news of our show's return around your law school friends. Also, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. PLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!

    Property is Theft - 25/04/16

    Property is Theft - 25/04/16

    In this week's show, we take a look at the Sentencing Council's recent Theft Offences guideline. Take a listen right here.  Theft is probably the most common criminal offence that appears before the courts. Of course, there are several types of theft and attitudes towards shoplifting will be rather different than attitudes towards theft from the person.  Not just that but the courts of England and Wales arguably need to have their sentencing practices standardised so that justice is the same no matter where you are.  But of course, it just isn't that simple.  The new Guideline from the Sentencing Council sets out to fix it all but, in the process, really might make some things rather a lot worse... Let us know if you like the new "Bites" format (shorter and with less wine and cake) or if you are longing for a return to our longer format. If you are a law student, we'd be really grateful if you would spread the news of our show's return around your law school friends. Also, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. PLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!

    Butting Heads With Beavis - 10/04/16

    Butting Heads With Beavis - 10/04/16

    You can listen to this week's show right here. We have been away for an absolute eternity but the wait is over! This week, we are looking at the Supreme Court decision in ParkingEye v Beavis (2015) This is a decision that will impact on most motorists at some point in their life and will have effects in contract law as it amends a fundamental doctrine of English law.  So, whether you are listening because you are looking into an unfair parking ticket or whether you are listening because you want to see how the Supreme Court has brutalised a long-standing legal doctrine, this brief analysis may help you.  Let us know if you like the new "Bites" format (shorter and with less wine and cake) or if you are longing for a return to our longer format.  If you are a law student, we'd be really grateful if you would spread the news of our show's return around your law school friends. Also, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. PLEASE RATE/REVIEW US: wherever you subscribe, please take two seconds as we start this series, to give us some stars and a few kind words.  We'd be e'er so obliged.  It helps us get up the search rankings, ya see.  If you use iTunes, please click here and it'll take just seconds!

    Series Break - 7th November 2014

    Series Break - 7th November 2014

    Dear Listeners of Northpod Law and of UK Criminal Law Blog Podcast From time to time, the fates conspire against us all and the absence of our last show of the series and the delay in the start of UKCLBP (as I am now calling it) is testament to this. We don't generally take a series break as you know but we need one at the moment. We have had people moving jobs, I have been beset with Whooping Cough (I know! How very 19th Century of me to get that as an adult) and we think that one of our number might actually have been abducted by a Ministry of Justice hitsquad. So, please accept our apologies and know that when UKCLBP (it'll catch on..) comes back next week, all will be well with the world of legal podcasting once more. In the meantime, we are thinking of doing a mailbag episode of Northpod Law.  If you have a burning question for any of us, now is the time to send it in.  mail@northpod.co.uk will do nicely. Thanks for listening.

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