Law Pod UK

Law Pod UK

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 with presenters Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.

Episodes

May 4, 2021 27 min
In this episode, Rosalind English discusses with Sarabjit Singh and Isabel McArdle of 1 Crown Office Row a number of laws containing "Henry VIII" powers which allow ministers to avoid full parliamentary debate. 

We have to apologise for the building works sound effects in the background of this episode. We welcome our listeners to perceive them as an appropriate metaphor for the government hammering home their policies under...
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What happens, if someone lacks capacity under the Mental Capacity Act, and their family for whatever reason objects to the Covid vaccine? Amelia Walker discusses three recent cases with Rosalind English
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April 19, 2021 26 min
In the latest episode of 2903cb, Professor Catherine Barnard of the University of Cambridge casts her mind back over the weeks and months since we left the EU. What is her verdict?
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Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women. 
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Alasdair Henderson of 1 Crown Office Row joins Rosalind English to discuss the recent ruling by the UK Supreme Court that drivers whose work is arranged through Uber’s smartphone app work for Uber under workers’ contracts and so qualify for the protections afforded by employment law, such as minimum wage and paid holiday leave.
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In Episode 138 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Marina Wheeler QC about the burgeoning field of mediation, and outlines a number of useful tips for practitioners drawing from her own experience as a mediator.
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In the latest episode of Law Pod UK Rosalind English talks to Matt Hervey, co-editor with Matthew Lavy of a new practitioner's text book on Artificial Intelligence.  Matt is Head of Artificial Intelligence at Gowling WLG., and advises on all aspects of AI and Intellectual Property, particularly in relation to the life sciences, automotive, aviation, financial and retail sectors. Our discussion ranges across many areas covered b...
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February 17, 2021 41 min
In Episode 136, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy about the developments inquest law practitioners will need to know about.
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In the latest episode of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright, about Ireland’s recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report.
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In Episode 134, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Jon Metzer and Michael Spencer about the most significant cases of a most bewildering year.
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Catherine Barnard's latest episode from 2903 CB

The UK parliament has now passed Boris Johnson's trade and cooperation agreement with the European Union. Professor Barnard considers it a thin deal - as many predicted - but it has certainly delivered on sovereignty. There is no mention in the text of the European Court of Justice or EU Law. Hear more about the extent to which Britain has "taken back control" in this c...
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In this episode we serve up a seasonal smorgasbord of snippets from the moment before the pandemic took hold through the strange months that followed. Unsurprisingly, many of our episodes entered around Covid-19, Lockdown, and their legal consequences. But all is not doom and gloom: there is laughter to be had!
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Earlier this year Hilder J considered the question of whether a deputy can recover their costs from the protected person’s assets when they have instructed a legal firm with which they are associated. Amelia Walker discusses this judgment, which also outlines the limits of a deputy’s authority, with Rosalind English.
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Artificial intelligence is bringing a paradigm shift to healthcare, powered by increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid progress of analytics techniques. Robert Kellar QC of 1 Crown Office Row joins Rosalind English to discuss what AI means for clinical negligence and other forms of litigation and regulation in medicine.
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In Episode 129, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Lord Anderson of Ipswich QC, Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson about the new Public Law Project report: Plus ca change? Brexit and the flaws of the delegated legislation system, for a fascinating discussion about parliamentary goings-on in a time of Brexit.
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In Episode 128 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Marina Wheeler QC about the Cumberlege Review, which investigated the response of England’s healthcare system to patients’ reports of harm from drugs and medical devices.
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This is the second instalment of our collaboration with the Environmental Law Foundation, who are acting for acting for local residents in the Forest of Dean on a translocation of pine martens from Scotland. We discuss bats, other protected species and relative success of the introduction of beavers to the British Isles.
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Rosalind English gathers a panel of experts together to discuss the thorny issue of reintroduction of endangered species. This episode is part of a two part series on the subject, organised by the Environmental Law Foundation that promotes access to justice in matters of environmental law.
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Professor Catherine Barnard discusses the difficulties to be overcome in the negotiations and the challenges presented by border issues as Parliament debates the Internal Market Bill.
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Matt Hill of 1 Crown Office Row discusses with Rosalind English the inquest into Dawn Sturgess, the innocent victim of the attempted assassination of a Russian agent. He considers the different approaches of the coronial and criminal jurisdictions where someone has died in suspicious circumstances.
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