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A big warm welcome to Get Legally Speaking, the first UK legal consumer podcast tackling the issues that we all want to know about. Do not miss out on listening to over 100 podcasts episodes, giving you hot tips and tons of jargon free legal knowledge, a variety of topics, including divorce, to family law, employee rights, property law, consumer rights and yes! Brexit. With over 1 million downloads already, I, Hatti Suvari the founder of this revolutionary podcast, get chatting to the best l ...
 
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Financial crime, confiscation and asset recovery orders by the Courts, are at their highest level ever, but what do these terms really cover? And what does the legal processes look like? Do not miss out on finding out all of this and much more, by listening to our host Hatti Suvari in conversation with specialist and senior Barrister Gary Pons. Hat…
 
Have you had building work carried out and have been left with unfinished works, as a result of a dispute with your builder? Or works that have not been finished by your builder to a satisfactory standard? If you are looking at having building works carried out, what key points should you consider to best cover yourself if disputes arise? Do not mi…
 
Are you trying to negotiate child maintenance payments with your ex-partner? How can the Government assist you in trying to resolve arguments over child maintenance? Or perhaps you want to find out how child maintenance is calculated, or how Court proceedings could assist you in securing your child maintenance payments? Do not miss out on finding o…
 
The current pandemic has challenged both leaseholders and commercial landlords on an unprecedented scale, and like never before. But how can the emergency measures brought in by the UK Government within the Coronavirus Act 2020, assist leaseholders during these challenging times? How can the new measures prevent a landlord from forfeiting your busi…
 
With 42% of marriages ending in divorce in England & Wales, what happens when the assets of the marriage are pulled in to criminal proceedings, as proceeds of crime? As a spouse in this situation, can you intervene in any confiscation proceedings to try and protect your share of the assets of the marriage? What could the process of matrimonial divo…
 
Tune in to listen to our host Hatti Suvari and senior Environmental Law barrister and Judge, Sailesh Mehta, discuss environmental crimes committed by large cooperations, the challenges that our Government face with climate change organisations such as Extinction Rebellion, and the legal responsibilities of our local Councils on recycling. An all in…
 
Disputes in business are unfortunately all too common, and they can quickly start to affect the business itself. But what steps can you take if a business partner's actions are damaging the business? How do injunctions in business, known as 'commercial injunctions' work? How can obtaining a commercial injunction stop a business partner from taking …
 
8 Months after Brexit came in to effect on 1st January 2021, what has it actually meant for businesses in the UK? If you are in business, then what are some of the key points for you to consider? If you don't trade with Europe, has and will Brexit affect you? Do not miss out on finding out all of this and much more, by tuning in to listen to our ho…
 
What is meant by constructive dismissal? What behaviours and actions, by your employer and within the circumstances of your employment can be classed as constructive dismissal, and is it hard to prove in a Tribunal? With Employment Tribunal claims up 26% year on year, do not miss out on listening to our host Hatti Suvari and seasoned specialist emp…
 
Many of us have often heard the term 'loss of earnings', but in what types of circumstances can you claim for a loss of earnings? How would your losses be calculated, and what is the difference between past and potential future income losses? Empower yourself with legal knowledge and listen to this episode with Hatti Suvari and Barrister Alexander …
 
Can a Will be disputed? How would you go about disputing someones Will, and on what basis can you dispute a Will? Perhaps you have been unfairly excluded from a Will? Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term 'probate'? To find out all of this and more, go over and listen to this episode in which our host Hatti Suvari and specialist Barriste…
 
There can be many challenges, obstacles and unknowns as an aspiring Barrister, or even as a Barrister who has just qualified, so how can The Bar Council's Young Barrister's Committee (also referred to as the YBC) support and help you? How does the YBC deliver its assistance, and what areas of help can you get access to? Do not miss out and listen t…
 
Online harassment, abuse, bulling and trolling is illegal in England & Wales, but what are the steps that you can take if you are a victim? How can our laws protect you? And what new laws are about to be introduced to assist? Staggeringly, almost a quarter of the UK population have been reported to be a victim to online abuse, so do not miss out on…
 
We hear of the term 'financial crime', but what does it cover? With an annual cost of around £750 billion a year globally, financial crime is an area that if it has not already, it can effect many of us. Do not miss out on finding out about benefit fraud, online fraud, identity frauds, money and banking frauds and much more! In this episode our hos…
 
In the event of a break-up, what would you be entitled to from your relationship, if you are living with your partner, but not married? Are you familiar with the term 'common law husband and wife'? Empower yourself with legal knowledge today, that is jargon free and easy to listen to, by tuning in to our host Hatti Suvari and a senior Barrister and…
 
**BONUS EPISODE** For over 25 years Paul McVeigh has been an elite performer in two of the most competitive industries on the planet: an elite sport and in performance psychology. As a premier league footballer, Paul played for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Northern Ireland, and he reached the pinnacle of his sport, as well as being the first…
 
What is the process that HMCTS goes through to select jurors, and how do you get called to serve as a juror? Can you decline to serve as a juror in a trial? What measures are in place for jurors during the pandemic, and how are HMCTS providing additional help and assistance to jurors during these challenging times? Why are jurors so important to ou…
 
Have you started an online business? Are you an established business that has started selling more of your products and services online since COVID-19? Then do not miss out and listen to Hatti Suvari and senior Barrister Tim Sampson discuss the crucial points that you should consider when running a business online. Hatti and Tim talk about importan…
 
Does someone owe you money that is refusing to pay? Do you have a dispute over a product or a service with a monetary value? How can you make a claim for your money or for the value of your dispute, without using the services of a solicitor, which can be costly? Listen to this episode to find out how the Government's Online Money Claims service can…
 
With just over 350 senior clerks and around 1,200 junior clerks in the UK, the job of a Barristers’ clerk was traditionally dominated by wide-boys from Essex, who followed their father into the role and worked their way up from trundling trollies to Court, to sometimes earning more than the Barristers they worked for. As the rest of the legal lands…
 
**BONUS EPISODE** Is it legal to protest in the UK, and what rights does a protestor have? How has protesting been affected by emergency COVID-19 laws, and why has the Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 been so controversial? Do not miss out on listening to our host Hatti Suvari and senior Barrister and part-time Judge, Sailesh Mehta in …
 
During these trying times, are you overwhelmed by Debt? Is bankruptcy the answer? And what is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (also known as IVA's), and how can one assist you? Listen to this free and informative episode in which our host Hatti Suvari asks these questions to specialist debt law barrister, Hannah Laithwaite. From who instructs a…
 
There are so many myths that exist about our laws in the UK, especially in Criminal Law. Myths about questions such as, what happens if you use your right to remain silent when arrested, and can remaining silent have a negative impact on your case? What are the rights that should be read out to you by the Police during an arrest? And how can having…
 
Following the tragic events of Sarah Everard's murder, there is outrage amongst women and vigil groups, at how a woman walking along a busy well-lit street in our capital, could be kidnapped and murdered. In this special bonus episode, our host Hatti Suvari and criminal Barrister Georgia Lassoff discuss whether it is legal to carry items to protect…
 
With over 24 million people reported to be in forced labour, and $150 billion dollars of illicit profits being generated globally per year from various forms of modern slavery in business, what is the reality of this world-wide problem? We often hear terms such as 'corporate responsibility' and 'supply chains', but what does modern slavery look lik…
 
Can your employer insist that you have the COVID-19 jab? Is there a 'no jab no job' threat? What are your employment rights if your employer dismisses you as a result of you not having the jab? Perhaps you have had the jab, but your colleague is refusing to have the jab, what obligation does your employer have to make sure that your working environ…
 
How long can someone be held in custody when they have been convicted of a serious crime, awaiting their trail? How has the law on custody time limits been amended, due to the Coronavirus Act? What is the legal limit for someone to spend in custody, if their trial is delayed due to the Court backlogs caused by the pandemic? Do not miss out on liste…
 
International Women's Day was established over a century ago in 1911, and it is day to celebrate women and their achievements. Do not miss out on joining our host Hatti Suvari for this first ever of its kind episode, to get a close insight in to inspirational women Barrister's and their own inspirational stories of becoming and being Barrister's an…
 
Who is the man behind the Bar Council for 2021? What is his background and why did he want to become Chair of the Bar Council? How is the Bar Council going to work towards supporting diversity, equality, good ethics and pupilage programs for this year? Do not miss out on listening to our host Hatti Suvari and the new Chair of the Bar Council, Derek…
 
Once a relationship has come to an end, it is all too often that disputes quickly arise over the children. Stuff like, when you can have access to your children, why your partner should not expose your children to a certain person, or maybe you do not want your ex-partner taking your children on a certain holiday. You could even be worried that you…
 
What are your rights as a tenant? How do you legally deal with a rogue or a difficult tenant? Do you know what the difference is between a Leasehold and a Freehold purchase? Perhaps the Freeholder of your Leasehold property is refusing to extend the Lease on your property, and how would you overcome that? Are you dealing with a boundary dispute wit…
 
In December 2006 within a 10 day period, 5 prostitutes were murdered. The murders led to one of the country's biggest ever manhunts, and it drew a comparison to the infamous 19th century serial killer 'Jack the Ripper'. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to listen to the prosecuting senior Barrister, Simon Spence QC in conversation with Hat…
 
Are you in a dispute with a retailer about a faulty item? Is a retailer is refusing to refund an item that you have purchased? Did you know that our UK laws will govern your consumer rights, and not necessarily the retailers terms and conditions of sale? Empower yourself by listening to our host Hatti Suvari and senior Barrister Tim Sampson, to fin…
 
Are you working as a self-employed person or as a freelancer? Do you have a contract in place with your clients/place or person that you are delivering your services/products to? Does the law require you to have a contract in place in business? What are the key points that should be included in a contract between you and your clients? What can you …
 
Do you own a flat in a building where the fire regulations are not in-line with the law, since the Grenfell tragedy in June 2017 highlighted the dangerous cladding that covers a lot buildings? Have you been unable to sell your property, or remortgage it due to this problem? Do you know your rights and options with your flat, if it is in a building …
 
Do you have assets that you would like to try to and protect if you ever get divorced? Have you signed a prenuptial agreement that is now being considered in your divorce? How can you try and protect your assets by having a post-nuptial agreement drawn up, which could be done after you are married? Do not miss out on joining our host Hatti Suvari a…
 
Whilst over 2 million children are entitled to free school meals everyday by way of food parcels during the pandemic, many concerns have been raised by parents, the Government and by celebrities and a sports star, Marcus Rashford, that some of the food parcels received by parents were just 'not good enough'. Photo's of food parcels have been circul…
 
Are you in a dispute with your employer? Do you know what your employment rights are? Have you been unfairly dismissed from work? Or has disciplinary action been taken against you by your employer? Then do not miss out on listening to our host Hatti Suvari and a exceptional employment law Barrister, Lisa Hatch giving you tons of free information on…
 
With Brexit now actioned, do not miss out on finding our more about our immigrations laws by joining our host Hatti Suvari and seasoned Barrister Alexander Swain, and listen to some key and interesting takeaway points. Hatti and Alex discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the immigration rules, the difference between a human rights claim and an asylum …
 
Ever wondered what it takes to become a Barrister? What does the journey to qualification look like? Do not miss out on finding out from our host Hatti Suvari and a newly called to the Bar, Barrister George Chrysanthou why he wanted to become a Barrister, how he coped with the workload, the mistakes that he made along the way, and what he would hav…
 
The ever growing no-win no-fee legal assistance advertisements that have flooded our screens over the past years, have made Personal Injury a term that we are all familiar with. But what is involved with the legal process when trying to understand the value of your claim, or the value of your losses as a result of an accident? What types of acciden…
 
Hatti Suvari and specialist family law barrister Maria Scotland discuss the big topic of finances in a divorce. Crucial points to consider, what not to miss out when considering the division of your assets in your divorce, and questions of asset ownership in a marriage are just some of the important take-aways in this episode! #divorce #familylaw #…
 
Is your company involved in a dispute at Court? Did you know that settling at a Mediation could save you vast sums of money and time, and it could end your dispute? Has your legal team discussed the benefits of taking part in a Mediation? With ongoing backlogs with Court timetables and the negative effects that COVID-19 has had on businesses, do no…
 
Do Judges make their decisions in the cases that they hear completely independently? Or are they under the influences of the Government? Do you feel that Judges are sympathetic when making decisions? And why do they seem so untouchable? Do not miss the opportunity to listen to Hatti Suvari and member of RL Consulting at Red Lion Chambers Mark Guthr…
 
Have you ever wondered what an inquest is all about? Or what happens in an inquest? Join Hatti Suvari and Barrister Aimee Riese to find out what an inquest is all about, what happens in the process of one, who is involved in an inquest and why inquests are so important. Hatti and Aimee also discuss the circumstances where there can be an inquest in…
 
Ever wondered what the Legal 500 directory is all about? Tune in to listen to Hatti Suvari and editor of the Legal 500, John van Der Luit-Drummond talk about what the Legal 500 is all about, how it is compiled and the process involved. Hatti and John discuss how the directory can assist those of you looking for the right solicitor or a Barrister lo…
 
What are you entitled to during a divorce from your marriage? Does your home have to be sold as part of your divorce? Should you consider receiving or paying spousal or child maintenance? Do not miss out and listen to this free and informative episode where Hatti Suvari and Barrister and Judge Rachael Goodall cover the key points for you to conside…
 
Noisy neighbours are a problem for many, but what can be done to stop your neighbours from disturbing you with so much noise? How much noise by law is allowed when it is disturbing others? And how can the legal system help you to put a stop to noise disturbance? Listen to Hatti Suvari and senior property Barrister Barbara Zeitler to find out how to…
 
Has your child been a victim of bullying at school? Have you had to deal with your child's school to try and stop and deal with bullying? Perhaps you are the parent of a child who has bullied another child? Do not miss out and listen to Hatti Suvari and leading Barrister Emma Waldron talk about what steps you can take as a parent to deal with the s…
 
Have you been a victim of sexual misconduct in your workplace? Have you ever witnessed inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature in your work environment? Do not miss out and listen to this conversation with Hatti Suvari and senior barrister David Welch to hear all about the various aspects of sexual misconduct at work, as you may be surprised to …
 
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