Without Prejudice | 14 December 2012

December 14, 2012

Charon QC, David Allen Green and Carl Gardner discuss Labour’s press standards bill, equal marriage and the church, the Justice and Security Bill, government changes to judicial review and the Law Commission on contempt of court and the de Silva review into Pat Finucane’s murder.

Without Prejudice | Leveson | 30 November 2012

November 30, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to media lawyer and journalist David Allen Green, former government lawyer Carl Gardner and mature law student and Without Prejudice sound consultant Jez Hindmarsh about Lord Justice Leveson’s eagerly awaited report on the culture, practice and ethics of the press, his recommendations for independent self-regulation underpinned by statutory recognition, and for backstop regulation. Plus the reaction of the Prime Minister and MPs.

Without Prejudice | Contempt of Court special | 23 July 2012

July 24, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to David Allen Green about contempt of court law with reference to the cases of Chris Jeffries, Levi Bellfield and the Milly Dowler murder, and the Birmingham riots.

Without Prejudice | Twitter joke appeal special | 27 June 2012

June 27, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to solicitor David Allen Green about the rerun appeal in the Twitter joke trial case.

Without Prejudice | 8 June 2012

June 8, 2012

Charon QC chairs as Kim Evans, commissioning editor of The Justice Gap, and Carl Gardner discuss the conviction of the Spectator over the Rod Liddle piece on the Stephen Lawrence retrial, Hunt, Warsi and the ministerial code, the meaning of quasi-judicial, and Richard Moorhead’s plea for simpler laws.

Without Prejudice | 1 June 2012

June 1, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to David Allen Green, Jessica Vautier and Carl Gardner about Julian Assange’s Supreme Court judgment, Abu Qatada, the Twitter joke appeal, social mobility and pay for trainee solicitors, and whether Britain should be a republic.

Without Prejudice special | 19 May 2012

May 20, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to David Allen Green about libel reform following the announcement of a Defamation Bill in the Queens Speech, and about progress so far in the Leveson Inquiry.

Without Prejudice special | 18 May 2012

May 18, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC talks to Carl Gardner about the recent legal clockup about Abu Qatada and his reference to the European Court of Human Rights, Jeremy Hunt, Parliament and the Leveson inquiry, Lord Sumption’s recent speech about judicial scrutiny of government foreign policy, the quashing of Sam Hallam’s conviction, secret justice and whether the media will ever learn to avoid contempt of court.

Without Prejudice | 9 March 2012 | Free speech special

March 9, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC chairs as Nick Cohen, writer, journalist and author of You Can’t Read This Book joins Joanne Cash, David Allen Green and Carl Gardner to talk about free speech in Britain today including threats to it from extreme religion, libel and privacy law, whether Britain needs its own First Amendment, and government plans to allow very free speech to employers.

Without Prejudice | 2 March 2012

March 2, 2012

Law blogger Charon QC chairs as Times law columnist Gary Slapper joins David Allen Green and Carl Gardner to talk about civil disobedience and the rule of law, the Sedley v Sumption debate about whether judges are becoming too political, whether the News of the World tried to undermine a murder investigation, and whether QCs should be abolished.