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Law in Action

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Law in Action's aim is to lead the field in lively, jargon-free but rigorous analysis of the legal stories in, behind, and ahead of the news. The series has been running since 1984.

Law in Action's aim is to lead the field in lively, jargon-free but rigorous analysis of the legal stories in, behind, and ahead of the news. The series has been running since 1984.
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Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

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Law in Action's aim is to lead the field in lively, jargon-free but rigorous analysis of the legal stories in, behind, and ahead of the news. The series has been running since 1984.

Language:

English

Contact:

Room 1252 BBC White City 201 Wood Lane London W12 7TS U.K


Episodes

Interview with The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

11/21/2017
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In his first interview since taking office, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, talks to Joshua Rozenberg. He explains what can be done to gain back public confidence. Also, if you are a foster carer, are you an employee or a worker? How a Scottish couple fought to have their status changed. Katie Gollop QC in conversation with Nemone Lethbridge who was called to the Bar nearly sixty years ago. She remembers why she was not allowed to use one particular facility in Chambers....

Duration: 00:28:05


Investigating the Dead

11/14/2017
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Joshua Rozenberg asks what's the point of investigating the dead over allegations of abuse. He speaks to the former judge Sir Richard Henriques, who is critical of recent police investigations into dead people accused of abuse. The programme also explores whether we need new laws to protect cyclists on our roads. Producer: Smita Patel Researcher: Diane Richardson.

Duration: 00:28:04


Acid Attacks and the Law

11/7/2017
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Professor Simon Harding, Criminologist at the University of West London, speaks to Joshua Rozenberg about proposals to control the sale and possession of corrosive substances. The Ministry of Justice is to refund employment tribunal fees which the Supreme Court ruled unlawful, at an estimated cost of £32 million, but what about people who didn't lodge claims because they couldn't afford the fees? Max Winthrop, Head of Employment Law at Short, Richardson and Forth and member of the Law...

Duration: 00:27:51


GCHQ

10/31/2017
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Joshua Rozenberg talks exclusively to the director for legal affairs at the government's signals service GCHQ and asks him why the UK's secret intelligence agency needs lawyers.

Duration: 00:27:56


Interview with the Lord Chancellor David Lidington

6/27/2017
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Joshua Rozenberg examines the implications for the criminal justice system - especially the courts and prisons - of the growing number of prosecutions and convictions of older people for sexual offences. The programme also discovers the legal implications of the explosion in the theatrical use of holograms of both the living and the dead. And we find out what's on the agenda for the new Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, David Lidington.

Duration: 00:27:58


The Law After the Election

6/13/2017
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Following the general election, Joshua Rozenberg introduces a special live discussion programme in which he and his guests consider what the composition of the new House of Commons means for the law. They consider the courts and those who use them, the strained prison system, impending legislative changes to the law - including those required to achieve commitments made on Brexit - and how those seeking access to justice are likely to fare. Producer Simon Coates.

Duration: 00:28:05