Professionally Embarrassing
Professionally Embarrassing - Series 1, Episode 3

Professionally Embarrassing - Series 1, Episode 3

April 19, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of domestic abuse, rape and coercive control. 

Bailii cases

Re H-N [2021] EWCA Civ 448
JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86

Reading/Talk recommendations

‘Re H-N [2021] EWCA 448: The Court of Appeal considers domestic abuse’ by Jack Harrison http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/re-h-n-2021-ewca-448-the-court-of-appeal-considers-domestic-abuse/

Sophie Beresiner at The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/profile/sophie-beresiner?page=1

Diversity in the legal profession, Gresham College lecture https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/legal-profession-diversity

Bridging the Bar https://bridgingthebar.org

Tweet of the week

Tweet by Jack Harrison https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1379799423144882183?s=20

Tweet by Rachel Chan https://twitter.com/RachelChan42br/status/1381361574384914435?s=20

With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Professionally Embarrassing - Series 1, Episode 2

Professionally Embarrassing - Series 1, Episode 2

April 9, 2021

Bailii cases

Re DD (Inward Return Order) [2021] EWHC 607 
Re Z (Surrogacy) [2021] EWHC 589 
Re Z (Parental Order: Child’s Home) [2021] EWHC 29 

Recommended reading

Malvika’s posts on The Transparency Project blog about the shortage of expert witnesses in the family courts http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/the-presidents-expert-witness-working-group-symposium-in-which-lawyers-for-once-were-not-the-loudest-voices-in-the-room/ and http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/expert-witnesses-the-crisis-in-family-courts/

SOC-gate

Tweets by Jack Harrison https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1373952023696146440?s=20 and https://twitter.com/FamilyLawJack/status/1373965613874417672?s=20

Talk recommendations

APPG Legal Aid Evidence Session: Experiences of Junior Lawyers
https://www.apg-legalaid.org/node/710 

Diversity in the Legal Profession, Gresham Lecture 
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/legal-profession-diversity
**CORRECTION** - Maddie incorrectly stated during the episode that Leslie Thomas QC was speaking at this event. That was an error - it is in fact Brie Stevens-Hoare QC who is equally as brilliant! Apologies all. 

Tweet of the week

Linkedin post by Elizabeth Rimmer https://www.linkedin.com/posts/elizabethrimmer_junior-lawyer-suspended-over-email-sent-in-activity-6780049220310249472-75SC

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/junior-lawyer-suspended-over-email-sent-in-moment-of-blind-panic/5107865.article#.YFmlYRWqxlU.linkedin

Malvika’s blog about Claire Matthews 
https://www.stiffupperlipblog.com/post/junior-solicitor-struck-off-what-does-this-say-about-the-legal-profession

Tweet by CrimeGirl https://twitter.com/CrimeGirI/status/1374632969302867969?s=20
With thanks to Kimberley Kenyon (@youcanbelostdesigns on Instagram) for the podcast artwork and to Benjamin Gladman for the podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

You can follow Malvika and Maddie on Twitter @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie_Whelan2

While every effort is made to ensure that the contents of each episode is accurate, none of the contents of any episode of Professionally Embarrassing are intended to be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is accepted for any error or omission within any episode.  

Professionally Embarrassing  - Series 1, Episode 1

Professionally Embarrassing - Series 1, Episode 1

March 21, 2021

Trigger warning: graphic description of baby death, discussion of suicidal ideation

Case law

A Local Authority v XX and XY (threshold; overlaying) [2021] EWFC 27
West Sussex County Council v A and B [2020] EWFC B62

News

Two teenagers placed in foster care after weight loss plan fails by Nadeem Badshah and agency
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/mar/10/two-teenagers-placed-in-foster-care-after-weight-loss-plan-fails

Tweet by Fatima Ahdash https://twitter.com/Fatima_Ahdash/status/1369915151202287616?s=20 

Podcasts/book recommendations
The Immaculate Deception https://somethinelse.com/projects/the-immaculate-deception/

Law and Disorder: Confessions of a pupil barrister by Tim Kevan https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/law-and-disorder-9781408811214/

Mary-Rachel McCabe in conversation with Rachel Francis & Joanna Fleck 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN5-FBkGgLw

A further seminar is being held on 24th March 2021 for YLAL: Understanding Vicarious Trauma with Rachel Francis and Joanna Fleck
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vicarious-trauma-in-the-legal-profession-meet-the-authors-hosted-by-ylal-tickets-144462187291?aff=ebdssbeac

Tweet of the week

https://twitter.com/MaxJLHardy/status/1372647470027710467?s=20

Organisations

https://www.centreforwomensjustice.org.uk
https://www.refuge.org.uk
https://www.sistahspace.org
https://southallblacksisters.org.uk

Resources from Malvika and Maddie

Twitter handles are @MalvikaJaganmo1 and @Maddie__Whelan2

Malvika’s blog re: mental health is at https://www.stiffupperlipblog.com

Maddie’s articles on artificial reproductive technology is at Family Law Journal, references are [2021] Fam Law 81 and [2021] Fam Law 252.

With thanks to Benjamin Gladman for podcast music https://benjamingladman.bandcamp.com/

 

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