Lawcast 185: Gary Slapper, Director Open University Law School – Charon QC

Posted June 28th, 2011 in cross-examination, legal aid, legal education, podcasts, witnesses by sally

“Today I am talking to Professor Gary Slapper, Director of the Law School at The Open University. We look at the relentless march towards privatisation in legal education, the Legal Aid reforms and briefly examine the criticism of Jeffrey Samuels QC in the Dowler case.”

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Charon QC, 28th June 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

#Without Prejudice 6: Tomlinson – Separation of powers and injunctions – Privacy – and The Role of GCs – Charon QC

Posted May 27th, 2011 in injunctions, legal profession, podcasts by sally

“Tim Bratton blogs in a personal capacity – and his latest post: One for the students: so, you want to work at Big Law? Is a good one for law students, particularly.

David Allen Green, solicitor, is the author of the Jack of Kent blog and is the legal correspondent at The New Statesman. Carl Gardner is an ex-government lawyer and is the author of the Head of Legal blog.”

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Charon QC, 26th May 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

#WithoutPrejudice 5: Bin Laden assassination – Ian Tomlinson G20 – The Bribery Act – Access to practice in The City – Charon QC

Posted May 6th, 2011 in bribery, law firms, podcasts, terrorism by sally

#WithoutPrejudice 5: Bin Laden assassination – Ian Tomlinson G20 – The Bribery Act – Access to practice in The City

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Charon QC, 6th May 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Legal Profession Law (4): Jeremy Hopkins, Practice Manager, 3 Verulam Buildings – Charon QC

Posted April 27th, 2011 in barristers' clerks, legal profession, legal services, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Jeremy Hopkins, a practice manager at 3 Verulam Buildings, the Chambers of Ali Malek QC – a leading and well known commercial set. Given the recent TV programme Silk (and the arguably better version of Peter Moffat’s writing, North Square – both series featuring extremely cunning clerks at the very centre of the action… I thought it would be interesting to get an inside track on this world from Jeremy…. but first……. I would like to get a view on the real world of practice managers / clerks, the state of the legal profession today and his thoughts on the changes to the legal landscape coming in the wake of the the coming into force of The Legal Services Act this autumn.”

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Charon QC, 27th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Lawcast 183: Nichola Higgins, Chairman of The Young Barristers Committee on the new CPS panel – Career at the Criminal Bar – Legal aid issues – Charon WC

Posted April 21st, 2011 in barristers, Crown Prosecution Service, legal aid, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Nichola Higgins, Chairman of the Young Barristers Committee. On the 30th March of this year, the CPS announced:

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is today (30/3/2011) launching a new scheme for the delivery of prosecution services in court. All advocates undertaking prosecution work in the Crown Court (and Higher Courts) from October must be members of new, quality-controlled CPS Advocate Panels. The panels will be open to all barristers and solicitor advocates, and panel members will complement and work alongside CPS in-house advocates. Although the overall number of advocates on the panels will be reduced compared to the current lists, selected advocates will have more opportunity to undertake prosecution work. All current counsel lists will be abandoned when the panels commence on 1 October.’

We also looked at the broader health of the Criminal Bar, the impact of legal aid and the prospects for students contemplating a career at the Criminal Bar.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 21st April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Lawcast 182: Emily Allbon, Law Librarian at City Law School on research skills, law resources and social media – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Emily Allbon, law Librarian at City University and the editor of the excellent Lawbore resource website. Research skills lie at the root of all legal work, whether in academe or practice, so we are going to look at the skills needed and resources available to law students and lawyers in the modern era. We may even have time to look at the value of legal blogging and social media for younger lawyers and not so young lawyers.”

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Charon QC, 14th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Lawcast 181: Baroness Deech, Chair of The Bar Standards Board on legal education and the regulation of the profession – Charon QC

Posted April 11th, 2011 in barristers, legal education, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Baroness Deech, an academic lawyer, former Principal of St Anne’s College Oxford, and a bioethicist. Most noted for chairing the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), from 1994 to 2002, Lady Deech sits as a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords (since 2005) and, since 2009, Chair of The Bar Standards Board ”

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Charon QC, 8th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

#WithoutPrejudice Podcast 3: Libel – Hyperinjunctions – Lautsi v Italy – Expert immunity – Interns – Silk? – Charon QC

Posted April 7th, 2011 in defamation, expert witnesses, immunity, injunctions, podcasts, privacy by sally

“Welcome to the third episode of Without Prejudice: Tonight, I am afraid, I can’t tell you about our guest… in fact, the superinjunction is so harsh, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a guest… but…. I can tell you that David Allen Green and Carl Gardner are at the table…. waiting to discuss libel, privacy, hyperinjunctions, Rough Justice – Miscarriages of Justice, The Lautsi v Italy crucifix case, and we may even have time to discuss expert immunity from suit…and interns.”

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Charon QC, 6th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Legal Profession Lawcast (2): Neil Rose on ABS – Jackson – Funding – Regulation and the state of the profession today – Charon QC

Posted March 7th, 2011 in legal aid, legal profession, legal services, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Neil Rose of Legal Futures about the changing legal landscape in 2011. Legal Futures is the brainchild of Neil Rose, who has been writing about the Legal Services Act since its genesis in the OFT report of 2001. Neil is a highly experienced legal journalist, having spent 12 years working on the Law Society’s Gazette, latterly as Deputy Editor and including a lengthy spell as Acting Editor in 2007. A qualified solicitor, he went freelance in January 2008.”

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Charon QC, 7th March 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Guardian Focus podcast: The indefinite detention of foreign prisoners – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2011 in deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, podcasts by sally

“Hundreds of foreign prisoners are held indefinitely after they have served their criminal sentences. Harriet Grant investigates.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

#Without Prejudice – The Law Podcast 1: Assange, EAW, British Bill of Rights, Oversupply of lawyers and Silk – Charon QC

Posted February 25th, 2011 in barristers, extradition, human rights, legal services, podcasts, warrants by sally

“We covered a great deal of ground in this first episode of this round the table podcast: Assange verdict on extradition, European Arrest Warrants – The British Bill of Rights and the ECHR – The oversupply of lawyers …and we even had time to consider Garrow’s Law and Silk the BBC tv dramas on law and lawyers.”

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Charon QC, 24th February 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Military justice – BBC Law in Action

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in armed forces, courts martial, podcasts by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg asks whether recent reforms to the military justice system are sufficient to restore confidence in the way the armed forces deal with crimes committed by their own troops.”

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BBC Law in Action, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawcast 169: Prisoner votes – An analysis of Hirst and Frodl with Carl Gardner – Charon QC

Posted October 28th, 2010 in elections, podcasts, prisons by sally

“Today (27 October) I am talking to ex-government lawyer Carl Gardner about the ‘Votes for Prisoners’ issue and two key cases on the matter United Kingdom v Hirst and the Frodl decision.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 27th October 2010

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Interview with Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 25th, 2010 in podcasts by sally

“Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP, the new Justice Secretary, is interviewed in front of an audience at Gray’s Inn by presenter Joshua Rozenberg.”

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BBC Law in Action, 25th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

What next for the family courts? – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 19th, 2010 in family courts, podcasts by sally

“The family justice system has been criticised from all angles. It’s been described as a slow, bureaucratic system that is bursting at the seams leaving families torn apart by its unfriendly and adversarial nature. In the first of a new series of Law In Action Joshua Rozenberg speaks to the Head of the Family Court Division Sir Nicholas Wall about what the future holds and how the sytem can be changed to help those caught up in it.”

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BBC Law in Action, 19th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawcast168: Carl Gardner on “Monkeying with national sovereignty” – Charon QC

Posted October 11th, 2010 in constitutional law, parliament, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the extraordinary idea being put forward by Foreign Secretary William Hague that we need to enshrine Parliamentary Sovereignty in our law. There are many dangers in doing so. There could well be *unintended consequences* and Carl Gardner says that the drafting of this legislation will need especial care.”

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Charon QC, 8th October 20101

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Football and domestic violence – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in crime prevention, domestic violence, podcasts, police, sport by sally

“At the half way stage of the World Cup, police forces across the UK are paying unsolicited visits to men with a record of domestic violence. It’s a strategy recommended by the Association of Chief Police Officers. According to ACPO, research shows that domestic violence peaks during big sporting events like the World Cup. Many police forces have therefore concluded that it makes sense to let potential perpetrators know they are being watched. As Joshua Rozenberg finds when he sees the policy in action in Nottinghamshire, police on the ground belive the policy is working. But a closer look at the evidence casts doubt on whether there really is such a link and traces the idea that there is back to an urban myth from the United States.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The cost of sentencing – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 16th, 2010 in judiciary, Ministry of Justice, podcasts, prisons, sentencing by sally

“As the Lord Chancellor considers ways of cutting the number of people in prison, Joshua Rozenberg asks if the judges should save money by changing the way they sentence offenders.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 15th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Owning your image – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 9th, 2010 in photography, podcasts, police, privacy by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg investigates how the police, the courts and those responsible for protecting personal data strike a balance between the need to safeguard civil liberties and the police’s responsibility to prevent crime. Are there enough safeguards to protect the public from being unfairly linked with criminals? Is maintaining public order being used as an excuse to engineer a surveillance society? Or are the authorities simply taking the minimum steps to ensure a determined and well-organised minority of protesters bent on disruption do not wreck the lives of the law-abiding majority?”

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BBC Law in Action, 8th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Podcast: Chris Kenny, Chief Executive of the Legal Services Board – Charon QC

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in legal profession, legal services, Legal Services Board, podcasts by sally

“Today (2 June) I talk to Chris Kenny, CEO of the Legal Services Board. Chris Kenny discusses the role and the function of the Legal Services Board and whether there is a need for it. He talks about the opportunities and threats to lawyers and legal services over the next five years. He looks at the impact on the Rule of Law given the proposed cuts to civil and criminal legal aid. He discusses the globalisation of legal services and international regulatory standards. Lastly, a bit of futurology, Chris discusses the likely legal landscape in the next five years.”

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Charon QC, 2nd June 2010

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.