Mar 31, 2018
The question Chris gets asked the most is “How do you defend someone who is guilty?” How does a barrister defend an alleged murderer, rapist or paedophile?
Mar 29, 2018
It seems every "Comedian" in the country, from Ricky Gervais to some bloke who read a joke in a Xmas cracker has an opinion on free speech this week.
Sadly, most people feel able to proffer an opinion about the laws of free speech, without referencing them in any meaningful way or understanding the concepts of free...
Mar 28, 2018
Barrister Chris guides us through a very violent case in which a man eventually dies and others are seriously injured. What is the rule of causation regarding Actus Reus? By the way, the defendant (yet again) had been drinking.
Further; Malcherek & Steel (1981) (CA) R. v Cheshire (1991)
Mar 24, 2018
We discuss both the burden and standard of proof in criminal cases, Chris also highlights when the burden of proof may be reversed and the burden may shift.
Mar 21, 2018
The newly clean Mondeo is ready to host another legal chat featuring yet another drunk man at the centre of the case. Chris describes how the law views an omission to act, and we also discuss what a “result” crime is in relation to damaging property - more specifically arson.
Further reading on omission; R v Stone...