Law in Action

Law in Action

With wit, authority and insight, Joshua Rozenberg presents radio's celebrated and award-winning legal affairs programme. From police powers to how judges sentence offenders and from the problems of ensuring access to justice to the quirks of international law, Joshua each week presents a lively, entertaining and engaging perspective on the issues that matter. Law in Action is broadcast on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm and Thursday evenings at 8pm on BBC Radio 4.

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  • Can the PM Go to War? 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    28 mins

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    The House of Lords votes this week on a government proposal to increase the sentence for internet trolling to two years. We ask Baroness Deech QC - herself a victim of trolling - what she thinks of the idea. Also: does the Prime Minister need to seek consent from Parliament before committing British forces to action overseas and should the Lord Chancellor be a lawyer? Plus: we talk to "Judge Rinder" who’s attracting large audiences to his ITV show, in which he adjudicates on real disputes.

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  • Law in Action at 30 14 Oct 14

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    29 mins

    21 days remaining

    BBC Radio 4's Law in Action was first broadcast on 14 October 1984. Much has changed since then: the constitution was reformed; the Crown Prosecution Service founded and the Human Rights Act passed. To mark 30 years of the programme, Law in Action is broadcasting a special debate. A distinguished panel – including the former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale, and the former DPP Sir Keir Starmer – discuss the most significant legal developments of the last 30 years with presenter Joshua Rozenberg.

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