In this Without Prejudice ‘Special’ I talk with Carl Gardner about a range of quite important topical issues:
The recent speech by the Attorney-General Dominic Grieve on Human Rights, The European Court of Justice and the principle of subsidiarity
The impact of the Assange judgment on European Arrest Warrants
Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke’s new sentencing proposals on mandatory life sentences and knife crime
The Brodie Clark v Home Secretary spat: In particular we consider the potential problem of Absolute Parliamentary Privilege being invoked on Theresa May’s statements in Parliament and the potential for an unfair trial should it be an issue.
Legal Aid cuts and the rise in DIY lawyers
All in all a spirited and lively discussion which we hope you will enjoy. It is about an hour long – so you may wish to take it in ‘bites’.
The picture above showing my absurd tache is for my ‘Movember’ support of prostate cancer charities. Having suffered from prostate issues – caught early, fortunately, I am more than aware of the value of screening and speedy treatment. I also happen to enjoy absurd taches.
Brodie Clark’s tribunal claim – and Parliamentary privilege
In association with The Lawyer
I’d like to thank Lawtel, Westlaw, Cassons For Counsel, City University Law School, David Phillips & Partners Solicitors, Inksters Solicitors, Iken, LBC Wise Counsel, Carrs Solicitors, JMW Solicitors – Manchester, Pannone and Cellmark for sponsoring the podcast – and the free student materials on Insite Law – appreciated.