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Witness - The Criminal Law Podcast
69 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
The lamp that shows that freedom lives’ – the jury system during COVID and beyond
In the fifth episode of 'Witness', Jens-Ulrich Poppen discusses the case for changes to the jury system in response to a coronavirus-affected criminal justice system in 'slow motion' as well as the pros and cons of being judged by a jury of one's peers with his guests - retired High Court Judge Sir Richard Henriques QC, BBC legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg QC and criminal barrister at 2 Dr. Johnson's Buildings Twanieka Alcindor.
51 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
'Battering Down Sentence' - Winston Trew and the Story of the Oval Four
This week, Jens-Ulrich Poppen talks to Winston Trew about his 47-year campaign to clear his name, see his conviction overturned and finally receive justice after being imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. His story is also the story of Britain's Caribbean community since Windrush and its long struggle for racial equality and non-discrimination.
63 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Building a sustainable criminal practice - wishful thinking or realistic ambition?
In this week's episode, Jens-Ulrich Poppen explores opportunities as well as limitations for young barristers to successfully and sustainably build their criminal practice. He discusses some of the key issues such as brand-building, diversification, legal aid and secondments with his guests - Tessa Nejranowski and Dave Scothern of 5SAH, Maximilian Hardy of 9 Bedford Row and Joe Tarbert of Carmelite Chambers.
33 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ – The Criminal Justice System and the Politics of Wilful Neglect
In this episode, Jens-Ulrich Poppen discusses the precarious state of the criminal justice system and the prospects for a brighter future at the criminal bar with James Mulholland QC, Head of the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales
50 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
'Justice on Trial' - Interview with Chris Daw QC
In this episode, Jens-Ulrich Poppen is speaking with criminal barrister Chris Daw QC about his recently published book 'Justice on Trial - Radical Solution for a System at Breaking Point'. Chris' message is crisp, provocative and powerful - close all prisons, legalise all drugs and stop the relentless criminalisation of children.
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