Thursday, 24 October 2013

S10E02 - Government, Go Home!

Listen here!

This week both Ben and Kirstin are on holiday.  Ben is not within reach of the Twitter or the Google so despite Kirstin being in the midst of building work she dusts herself off and valiantly gets on with it. For once bringing you what was promised last week.

First up is the government getting a bit of a dressing down by the ASA over it's "Go Home" van - although it could have been worse.

Then Kirstin goes through the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013.  When is subletting a criminal offence?

Then regular contributor Jonathan Holt sweeps in to talk about the proposed Immigration Bill he mentioned last week.  What's it all about and what will it mean for those seeking to enter or remain here?

Ben and slightly more joined up presentation should be back next week. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

S10E01 - It's Not Fair!

Episode one of series 10, eh?

Well life's not fair but at least you can listen here and know that your glass half empty view of the world is actually fully justifiable.

First up on the it's not fair index is having to spend forever behind bars because you can't afford to pay the ever increasing interest payments of the loan shark government.  Ben looks at unforeseen consequences of POCA legislation as discussed in the case of R v Gibson.

Then Kirstin looks at the guidelines for prosecutors of child sex abuse cases, holding her head in her hands for the most part that the prosecution need guidelines to tell them to do what they should already be doing. (Although there are some creditable bits too).

Jonathan joins us to hold his head in his hands about IPNAs and CBOs - You'll just have to listen if you don't know what these are but be afraid.

We recognise there are new offences of subletting a council house - more next week perhaps.

And finally, we salute His Honour Justice Holman and Bar Council Chairman Maura McGowan for telling it like it is.  You can read along with us here and here.

Friday, 11 October 2013

New Series Starts Next Week!

We have been off air for 6 weeks and those lovely people over at UK Criminal Law Blog have been filling your ears with interesting information on the Baby P case, politics, child abuse cases and all sorts.

Whilst we have been off-air, Kirstin has been talking to the MMU Critical Lawyers about anonymity in sex cases - our old friend  She's even been bothering the Beeb's viewers on the subject.  And BBC 5Live.  Such a media-tart!

Ben has been working and trying to keep his sanity as builders have descended on his home to replace the bathroom.  Quite probably some litigation coming there as the first builders disappeared into the sunset!  

Jonathan has been busy with all manner of interesting stuff.  He's going to tell us about some of it at the start of the new series.

We hope that you have all been keeping well and we'd like to know if you have any subjects that have arisen over the last six weeks that you think we should be covering.

Get in touch and tell us what you'd like us to talk about.

The Northpod Law bods - 11th October 2013

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