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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com
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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

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77: Pre-Trial Process for Civil Claims (Monologue)

7/8/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode looks at the pre-trial civil procedure including: • How a defendant can respond to a claim • Track allocation of a civil claim • Rules on disclosure This episode is also available as a video on YouTube. (*CORRECTION*: In the podcast I mention that both parties file a trial bundle. However, this was a mistake. Only the claimant files a trial bundle, not both parties). LINKS: If you're curious about what a defence response pack looks like, go to:...

Duration:00:21:20

76: Making a Claim (Monologue)

6/24/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode looks at what a claimant should do to make a claim including: • Bringing a claim within the limitation period • Filling in the claim form • Serving the claim on the defendant This episode is also available as a video on YouTube. LINKS: If you're curious about what a claim form looks like, go to: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/688390/n1-eng.pdf Many of the words mentioned today can be found in...

Duration:00:14:05

75: Before Commencing Civil Proceedings (Monologue)

6/10/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode looks at the steps parties should take before commencing civil proceedings including: • Trying to resolve the dispute using alternative dispute resolution • Sending a letter before action In the episode I mention an example of a letter before action. You can find it here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/legal-system/taking-legal-action/small-claims/Problems-with-goods---letter-before-court-action/ QUESTION FOR LISTENERS: In your country what...

Duration:00:13:50

74: Civil v Criminal - what's the difference? (Monologue)

5/27/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode is an overview of the differences between criminal and civil proceedings. We look at: • The type of parties involved • The sort of matters dealt with • The names of the parties in proceedings • The way cases are cited • The burden and standard of proof • The consequences following a trial We also cover some key Legal English vocabulary on this topic. LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES Get $10 USD in italki credits to study languages online with your first lesson...

Duration:00:14:39

73: How do the courts decide whether or not to grant bail? (Article)

5/13/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode is all about bail. I read an extract from an article 'How do the courts decide whether or not to grant bail?' written by Lucy Trevelyan and published on the In Brief website available at www.inbrief.co.uk/court-proceedings/bail/. In Brief is a great website to access free articles about the laws of England and Wales. The episode includes information about: What bail is Police powers to grant bail When bail is refused Key Legal English vocabulary about bail...

Duration:00:11:13

72: Disclosure in Criminal Cases (Article)

4/29/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode looks at the duty of disclosure in criminal proceedings. It features an edited version of the blog article ‘Disclosure in Criminal Cases’ from criminal defence barrister Christopher Kessling's website. The original article is available here: https://www.defence-barrister.co.uk/disclosure-in-criminal-cases/ The episode answers the questions: Why is dislosure so important? What is the Duty of Disclosure on the Prosecution in a Criminal Case? I also ask the...

Duration:00:13:31

71: The Layout of Criminal Courts (Monologue)

4/22/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode looks at the layout of the magistrates’ court and Crown Court, including different features and where various people sit or stand. We also cover some key Legal English vocabulary related to the word ‘dock’. QUESTION FOR LISTENERS: What do you think about the use of the dock and is it used in your country? Do you think it’s necessary to protect the public from the defendant or does it violate the defendant’s right to a fair trial? Send in your comments to...

Duration:00:14:57

70: Sentencing of Offenders (Monologue)

4/8/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episode focuses on sentencing of offenders who are guilty of committing a criminal offence. It answers the following questions: - Who can be sentenced? - Who passes sentence? - What types of sentences are there? - What is the process for reaching a sentencing decision? HELPFUL LINKS: A few good videos with transcripts available from the Sentencing Council: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/about-sentencing/ Legal English teacher resources on sentencing from the...

Duration:00:16:01

69: A Criminal Trial in the Crown Court (Monologue)

3/25/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episodes focuses on what happens in a criminal trial in the Crown Court and includes information about: - the differences between summary trial and trial on indictment - the different roles of the judge and jury - lots of Legal English vocabulary HELPFUL LINKS: Visit the 'Old Bailey' Central Criminal Court and see a Crown Court trial in reality: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/history/Pages/central-criminal-court.aspx Defence barrister Christopher...

Duration:00:17:44

68: A Criminal Trial in the Magistrates' Court (Monologue)

3/18/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episodes focuses on what happens in a criminal trial in the magistrates' court and includes information about: - the case for the prosecution - half-time submissions - the case for the defendant - lots of Legal English vocabulary HELPFUL LINKS: Criminal Procedure Rules Glossary: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/criminal/docs/2015/crim-proc-rules-2015-glossary.pdf Defence barrister Christopher Kessling's website:...

Duration:00:20:36

67: Before a Criminal Trial - The Pre-trial Hearing (Monologue)

3/11/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episodes focuses on pre-trial criminal procedure, after the investigation stage and decision to prosecute. We look at what happens before the trial proper when the defendant must make his or her first appearance in the magistrates' court. This episode covers the initial appearance for each type of offence (summary-only, either-way and indictable-only) and includes information about: - what happens if a defendant pleads guilty or not - the decisions the magistrates'...

Duration:00:16:17

66: Criminal Investigations and Charging (Monologue)

2/25/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: This episodes focuses on pre-trial criminal procedure including the investigation stage and decision to prosecute. We look at what happens after a crime has been committed but before a suspect goes to court for pre-trial hearings and a full criminal trial. This episode covers: How police investigate crimes How the police and Crown Prosecution Service make charging decisions Dealing with low-level crime Lots of Legal English vocabulary. LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD...

Duration:00:17:38

65: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (Monologue)

2/18/2019
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EPISODE INFORMATION: A brief introduction to the criminal justice system. This episode covers: - The role of the criminal justice system - Differences between civil and criminal law - Key institutions involved in the criminal justice system - Key Legal English vocabulary This will act as a useful foundation before going into more detail about criminal procedure in the next episodes. Some other useful episodes for you to listen to will be episodes 46, 47 and 48 to find out about the courts...

Duration:00:15:22

64: Christopher Kessling - TV Legal English v Real Legal English (Interview)

2/11/2019
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Today's guest is criminal defence barrister Christopher Kessling. Called to the Bar in 1992, he has more than 20 years experience prosecuting and defending all kinds of criminal cases, including ones involving the most serious crimes as a Crown Prosecution Service grade 4 prosecutor. He also runs a website - www.defence-barrister.co.uk which gives practical information about criminal proceedings in England. In the show we compare what we see and hear in legal dramas and the reality in the...

Duration:00:40:45

63: Day in the life of ADR professional #3 (Fiction)

1/28/2019
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In this episode we hear a fictional monologue from a professional working in alternative dispute resolution. It includes: - What this person's job involves - The type of disputes this person deals with - Key Legal English vocabulary We discuss some key Legal English vocabulary and listeners are asked the question: What is this person's job? This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 4): An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD...

Duration:00:19:59

62: Day in the life of ADR professional #2 (Fiction)

1/21/2019
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In this episode we hear a fictional monologue from a professional working in alternative dispute resolution. It includes: - What this person's job involves - The type of disputes this person deals with - Key Legal English vocabulary We discuss some key Legal English vocabulary and listeners are asked the question: What is this person's job? This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 4): An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD...

Duration:00:14:39

61: Day in the life of ADR professional #1 (Fiction)

1/14/2019
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In this episode we hear a fictional monologue from a professional working in alternative dispute resolution. It includes: - What this person's job involves - The type of disputes this person deals with - Key Legal English vocabulary We discuss some key Legal English vocabulary and listeners are asked the question: What is this person's job? This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 4): An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD...

Duration:00:13:11

New Year Prize *WINNER* 2018-2019 (Announcement)

1/6/2019
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There are some important announcements today. Listen to find out about: *Who the winner is of the New Year Prize 2018-2019 competition *What I've been busy doing over the break... HELPFUL LINKS: Visit the podcast page here: https://studylegalenglish.com/prize-announcement-2018-2019 LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD in italki credits to study languages online with your first lesson purchase: go.italki.com/studylegalenglish *(affiliate link). PODCAST MEMBERS: Sign up for membership and access...

Duration:00:03:06

Announcement: New Year Prize 2018-2019 (Announcement)

12/3/2018
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There are some important announcements today. Listen to find out about: The sad news - I'm taking a short break in December but I'll be back in the New Year with lots more podcast episodes; The good news - you can win six months of Podcast Pro membership - Yes that's right, you can learn legal English for free! HELPFUL LINKS: For more information head over to: https://studylegalenglish.com/win-prizes-in-new-year-prize-2018-2019 LEGAL ENGLISH CLASSES: Get $10 USD in italki credits to study...

Duration:00:02:52

60: An Introduction to Conciliation (Monologue)

11/26/2018
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In this episode we learn about conciliation. We find out about: - The process of conciliation - The differences between mediation, arbitration and conciliation - The pros and cons of conciliation We discuss some key Legal English vocabulary and listeners are asked the question: how is conciliation different to mediation and arbitration? Send in your answers to Louise@studylegalenglish.com This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 4): An Introduction to Alternative...

Duration:00:08:53