Thursday, 31 January 2013

S07E03 - IPPs and Legal Fees

In this week's show:

The audio is right here.

A look at the reform of indeterminate sentencing and the dangerousness provisions.  

In force now.  Criminal lawyers MUST know these as probably more likely to be used than IPPs.

Find the MoJ circular here.

POCA restraint breaches to pay legal fees - is it perverting the course of justice?
Find the decision in the Kenny case here.

When can you claim compensation for a miscarriage of justice?
The full text of the decision in Ali & Others is here.

How long is too long when it comes to Parole Board delays and what are your remedies?
The Parratt decision is here.

Why [A-ya- -fyat la- Yo-Kutl] might mean those toilet prices on Ryanair flights might be going up.
That ECJ case... right here.

Other News

- CDS4 and CDS5 eForms become mandatory from 1 April 2013
- CBA ramp up the rhetoric and await your mandate...
- New report shows that 23 children in custody died last year and a further 20 died in community-based punishment (2 murder, the remainder suicides and accidents).
- According to the BBC, it is alleged that
Lindsay Sandiford was found with 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine at the airport in Bali. The Foreign Office response: The Government does not fund legal representation for British Nationals abroad.  High Court says that there is no HR breach and no duty to do so.  Right in law but right in principle?

And thanks to Laurie Anstis (@ljanstis) for making us number 1 in his roll call of the Best of British legal podcasts. Find his blog here.


  1. hi Benjamin, Kirsty & co,
    yes.... you have moved but what's happened to the download option? not all of us permanently connected: some of us download your podcasts for future listening... as I was on the Sangum for three months earlier this year now struggling to download your casts

    1. Hi there.
      For those wishing to download episodes, we would prefer that you subscribed to the podcast itself. This is straightforward on an iPhone or any Android device.
      All you do is search the iTunes Store or the Google Play store for Northpod Law.
      You can download episodes through there.

      Of course, some of our listeners are wanting to download to their PCs. That's easy too.

      On the link to the audio (like in this post where it says, "The Audio is right Here", right click your mouse and then select Save Link As... Then just choose where to download and it's done.

      Let me know if that doesn't work out for you and I'll try to assist further.

      Northpod Law

      p.s. - thanks for listening to our show!



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