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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 (https://www.1cor.com/) with presenters Rosalind English, Emma-Louise Fenelon, Jim Duffy and Lucy McCann. Information accompanying the podcast episodes is published on the UK Human Rights Blog (https://ukhumanrightsblog.com) .

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195: Human Rights embrace Climate Change
Strasbourg Court fashions human rights out of climate change. David Hart KC discusses latest developments with Rosalind English. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
25:57 4/10/24
194: IWD series part 1: what’s the problem?
LawPod UK is marking International Women’s Day with a three-part series exploring gender at the Bar. In this series, Lucy McCann and Rajkiran Barhey speak to Lady Justice Whipple, Sally Smith KC, Clodagh Bradley KC, Cara Guthrie, Judith Rogerson, Isabel McArdle, Emma-Louise Fenelon and Chloe Turvill about their experiences, in the hope of drawing out some key reflections and continuing the conversation about gender and the profession. In this episode, Lucy and Kiran ask ‘what’s the problem?’ and cover a number of issues including gendered assumptions and stereotypes, pressure at the Bar, equal pay, and the fair allocation of work. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
47:09 3/8/24
193: Supreme Court rules on “shock” in clinical negligence cases
The Supreme Court has ruled out claims for physicatric harm suffered by family members witnessing death or serious injury as a result of medical negligence. Rosalind English talks to Judith Rogerson of 1 Crown Office Row about the implication of this ruling. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
22:28 2/1/24
192: Scope of duty since Khan v Meadows
Rachel Marcus and Marcus Coates-Walker of 1 Crown Office Row join Lucy McCann to explore the principle of the scope of duty in the context of clinical negligence claims. First by analysing the decision in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 and then discussing how the courts have grappled with scope of duty issues since. Cases discussed in this episode include: -          Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 -          McFarlane v Tayside Board of Health [2000] 2 AC 59 -          Groom v Selby [2001] EWCA Civ 1522 -          Parkinson v St James & Seacroft UH NHS Trust [2001] EWCA Civ 530 -          SD v Grampian Health Board [2022] CSOH 63 -          DD v NHS Fife Health Board [2022] SAC (Civ) 27 -          Radia v Marks [2022] EWHC 145 (QB) -          McCulloch v Forth Valley Health Board [2023] UKSC 26 Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
39:08 1/25/24
191: Significant Cases of 2023
Lucy McCann, Rosalind English and Jon Metzer discuss a selection of significant legal cases from the UK over the past year. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
49:17 1/4/24
190: Toxic Torts
Join chemist Professor Roy Harrison and environmental law silk David Hart, for a review of recent personal injury lawsuits where claimants seek damages for exposure to toxic substances. Despite the technical challenges, this litigation is key to environmental protection. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
22:53 12/18/23
189: Best of Law Pod 2023 So Far
A compilation and distillation of the past seven months of pod discussions, by presenters Rosalind English and Lucy McCann. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
36:08 9/19/23
188: Vulnerable witnesses: Communication in the Family Courts
Family law expert Richard Ager talks to Melissa Patidar about her intermediary service company which provides communication support between lawyers and witnesses in remote and face to face hearings in family court proceedings. They discuss parties with vulnerabilities, qualifications and role of an intermediary, and how lawyers should aim to work with them. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
34:35 8/30/23
187: Do the police owe potential victims a duty to warn?
Traditionally, courts have declined to impose this liability, believing it would lead to defensive policing. A recent High Court ruling appears to have changed all that. Listen to Rosalind English in discussion with Conor Monighan of 5 Essex Court on this decision with serious implications for all public authorities. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
26:24 7/5/23
186: NFTs: Blockchain technology and the legal framework
Robert Kellar KC in conversation with Victoria Walters, library learning advisor at the Bristol campus of the University of Law. Plus: we want your feedback! Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this very short anonymous survey. Thank you in advance. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LawPodUK Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
30:35 6/12/23
185: Is A.I. Coming for the Lawyers?
Professor Richard Susskind, advisor to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has been alerting the legal profession to the advance of technology since the 1990s. In this episode, Rosalind English discusses with Professor Susskind the present and the future for solicitors, barristers and even the judiciary, in the presence of Artificial Intelligence, which is rapidly overtaking traditional ways of delivering solutions to problems via human agents. Plus: we want your feedback! Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this very short anonymous survey. Thank you in advance. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LawPodUK Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
37:59 5/22/23
184: Navigating the Reservoir of Retained EU Law after Brexit
This week the UK Government announced an important change to its Retained EU Law Bill, which has been going through Parliament. Now 600 EU-era laws are set be repealed by the end of 2023 - fewer than the whole "reservoir” of 1000+ initially targeted. Rosalind English discusses the challenges posed by the Bill with Sam Willis of the Public Law Project. Plus: we want your feedback! Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this very short anonymous survey. Thank you in advance. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LawPodUK Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
34:07 5/12/23
183: Multi-defendant cases: the more the merrier?
Lucy McCann speaks to Cara Guthrie and Matthew Flinn of 1 Crown Office Row, about multi-defendant litigation in the field of clinical negligence. The discussion covers who to sue, the costs implications of having multiple defendants, contribution proceedings, apportioning liability between defendants, and interim payment applications. Plus: we want your feedback! Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this very short anonymous survey. Thank you in advance. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LawPodUK Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform. For the latest developments in medical law, visit the Quarterly Medical Law Review.
37:26 4/24/23
182: Unlawful Killing in Inquests: All Change?
Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Matthew Hill of 1 Crown Office Row about three recent decisions concerning unlawful killing. Plus: we want your feedback! Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this very short anonymous survey. Thank you in advance. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LawPodUK Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
18:12 3/28/23
181: The Bill of Rights Bill is Back
Jim Duffy is joined by Professor Jim Murdoch of the University of Glasgow, Angus McCullough KC from 1 Crown Office Row, and Shameem Ahmad from the Public Law Project, to talk small boats and big changes on the human rights horizon. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
39:50 3/17/23
180: The Environmental Minimum with Dr Stefan Theil
In this episode, Lucy McCann speaks to Dr Stefan Theil, the John Thornley Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, about what role the law can play in tackling the climate crisis. Stefan discusses the framework he set out in his book Towards the Environmental Minimum. The discussion covers the concept of polycentricity, protections offered by constitutions and treaties, the value of ascribing rights beyond human beings, and the role courts have in environmental issues. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
31:55 3/1/23
179: Safe as Houses: depriving children of their liberty
Applications for secure accommodation or deprivation of liberty orders, for children in the UK, have increased significantly in recent years. Lucy McCann talks with Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska about the current situation. There is now a severe lack of regulated accommodation and the courts are having to use their inherent jurisdiction to approve orders where unregulated placements are the only option. This episode discusses recent relevant cases and experiences, alongside the new national deprivation of liberty court and observations from its first two months of operation. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles, with links to cases, are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and message the podcast via Twitter. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform.
37:24 2/22/23
178: How to get Pupillage
Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Shahram Sharghy and Jo Moore about how to become a barrister. The episode considers the kind of research that is essential to do in advance, navigating the pupillage gateway, preparing for interviews and dealing with rejection. Helpful resources include: pupillageandhowtogetit.com and "The Path to Pupillage" by Georgina Wolfe. You can start, edit and submit a pupillage application this year via the Bar Council's pupillagegateway.com until 23:59 on Wednesday 8 February 2023. If you are interested in applying to 1 Crown Office Row visit: 1cor.com/london/careers/pupillage/
34:11 1/30/23
177: Disaster Avoidance For Experts with Margaret Bowron KC
In this episode, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Margaret Bowron KC about how to avoid disastrous expert evidence. This episode is an update to the popular 2019 episode with Neil Sheldon KC available here. Margaret and Emma discuss mistakes in expert reports, the standard to be applied to expert reports, actual and potential conflicts of interest(s), the importance of staying within one's area of expertise, and the danger where lawyers get involved in joint experts' discussions. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
32:33 1/9/23
176: Significant Cases of 2022
Rosalind English, Lucy McCann and Jon Metzer discuss a selection of significant legal cases from the UK over the past year. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
54:34 12/23/22
175: Essential Inquest Law Update
Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Rory Badenoch and Rajkiran Barhey about the developments in inquest law that practitioners will need to know about. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
36:17 12/22/22
174: Permacrisis in Public Law? With Sir Jonathan Jones KCB KC
Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks with Jonathan Jones about recent developments in UK public law and the Constitution. The discussion covers recent political turbulence, the Union, the Northern Ireland Protocol, Judicial Review reforms,  Human Rights Act reforms and standards and ethics in public life. Sir Jonathan Guy Jones KCB KC is a British lawyer, appointed in March 2014 and serving until his resignation on 8 September 2020 as HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service, and so the Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department. He is now a Senior Consultant in Public and Constitutional Law at Linklaters. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
37:30 12/12/22
173: Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation with Greg Callus
Is legislation against SLAPPs really necessary in the UK? Rosalind English delves into this question with help from Greg Callus. Greg Callus joined 5RB as a barrister in 2015. He specialises primarily in defamation, data protection, freedom of information, privacy, confidentiality, and contempt of court. Under the cab rank rule, he acts for both claimants and defendants, and frequently appears at hearings concerning the open justice principle (anonymity, reporting restrictions & access to court documents) both for and against the media. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles (and now transcripts) are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
29:13 12/6/22
172: Advocacy in the Appellate Courts with Philip Havers KC
In her Law Pod UK debut, Lucy McCann talks with Philip Havers KC about his experiences appearing in appellate courts. Containing practical tips for those making their first appearances in appellate courts, this episode recounts both victories and hard lessons that will be of interest to practitioners and students alike. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
34:05 11/24/22
171: What type of property is crypto? With Rob Kellar KC
What type of legal property is cryptocurrency? How might the law deal with NFTs? Do any of these new assets require lawyers? Dive into the future with Rosalind English and Robert Kellar KC, as they consider the UK Law Commission's Digital Assets consultation paper. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
21:55 11/2/22
170: Justice from the Chaos of Conflict, with Aonghus Kelly
Jim Duffy is joined by Aonghus Kelly as he travels to Kyiv to assist Ukraine in building mechanisms to ensure a future reckoning for the war crimes of today.
19:45 10/13/22
169: Government Control over the Flow of Information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill
"Government control over the flow of information": Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill. The Online Safety Bill is currently making its way through the House of Commons. The Bill’s concept of “legal but harmful” user-generated content is controversial, and has attracted criticism from high places, not least of all from former Supreme Court judge Jonathan Sumption. Lord Sumption joins Rosalind English in this episode to discuss the problems involved in defining this kind of harm and the concepts of “misinformation and disinformation” in the Bill. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog. Follow and interact with the podcast team on Twitter.
17:03 10/6/22
168: Psychology or pseudoscience? Parental alienation and the role of the psychologist, with Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska
Jim Duffy speaks to Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska, of 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton. They discuss how the family court deals with allegations of ‘alienating behaviour’ by one parent against another and examines the part psychologists play in that process. In this first episode after a summer break, Law Pod UK introduces both new presenters and celebrates its 5th anniversary.
36:06 9/26/22
167: The UK's Bill Of Rights, with Andrew Warnock QC
Shortly before the current turmoil in Westminster, a new British Bill of Rights was introduced in Parliament. This Bill seeks to repeal and replace the 1998 Human Rights Act, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. Rosalind English discusses the proposed Bill with public law expert Andrew Warnock QC.
32:24 7/8/22
166: Unlawful Killings, with Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC
In this episode, Rosalind English talks with recently retired Old Bailey Judge, Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC, about her book 'Unlawful Killings'. Law Pod UK is published by 1 Crown Office Row. Supporting articles are published on the UK Human Rights Blog, which you can also follow on Twitter.
29:06 6/8/22

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