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Apr 28, 2018

Chris is still in London so we have a phone chat about the different forms of intent. Basic and specific intent is a common law distinction that frequently crops up in law exams and also is extremely relevant to the everyday work a barrister would do.

Alongside the detailed case studies, in these shorter...


Apr 25, 2018

The Mondeo is on the move yet again, as we discuss a case of voluntary intoxication. Majewski is an extremely violent case in which a man faces six counts of assault against the landlord of a pub, people inside the pub and police officers.

Majewski contends he was so intoxicated on recreational drugs and alcohol that he...


Apr 21, 2018

We ask Chris (who has spent the day in the RCJ) just what exactly is the ancient tradition of dining in?

Alongside the detailed case studies, in these shorter “Brief Notes” episodes, Chris will tell us what being a barrister is really like, as well as explaining the court system, legal tactics and even answering any...


Apr 18, 2018

Murder or manslaughter? More drunken hi-jinks in this episode, but it seems the previous case of Hyam did not give the definitive definition of what the courts should look for when decided on the common law offence of murder. This case sees the judiciary seeking to clarify and simplify the test for intention when it...


Apr 14, 2018

Chris explains how to apply the "But for" test when looking at causation. He also tells us about a reverse engineered version of the test he applies in his every day legal duties, the "So what?" test.