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Lawburrows is the podcast which burrows into the detail of the law in Scotland, the UK and beyond. Legislation and legal judgments can often seem obscure, baffling, or just plain inaccessible. Hosted by law lecturer and writer Andrew Tickell (@PeatWorrier), the mission of this podcast is to challenge all that. This is Scots law for numpties. With limited legalese and as little Latin as possible, this podcast aims to explain the latest controversies and developments in law in an engaging way.

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What is Contempt of Court?

What is contempt of court in Scotland? Recent high profile criminal cases in Scotland have seen the Crown Office warning the tweeting public about the dangers of contempt. But what are the legal rules? What does contempt mean in practice? This episode of the Lawburrows podcast takes a closer look.


27 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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The Trial of Oscar Slater

The trial of Oscar Slater is one of Scotland's most notorious miscarriage of justice cases, based on prosecution misconduct, police tunnel-vision, bad eyewitness evidence, and public prejudice against the accused. This podcast looks at some of the history of the case.Arthur Conan Doyle's interesting pamphlet on the case can be read here: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1202651h.html


25 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Lawburrows | My Last Will And Testament

This first ever episode of the Lawburrows podcast - the podcast which burrows into the law in Scotland - looks at the issue of making wills in Scotland, in the grip of the coronavirus crisis, and all the social distance it demands.


16 Apr 2020

Rank #3