Warwick Obiter Dicta

12 Episodes

By: Warwick Obiter Dicta

Obiter Dicta is the University of Warwick's Law Magazine and this is our podcast page. Follow us on Instagram @warwickobiterdicta. Read our bi-weekly opinion pieces at www.obiterdicta.co.uk .

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.10
Today at 2:00 AM

In this episode, we will be discussing: the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse; a Georgia jury convicting three white men of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery; HSBC worrying that they will not be able to attract bids from the big four UK accountancy firms for their $94 million a year audit; The US SEC's fining of an internal fund that invests the wealth of McKinsey's partners; the lawsuit filed against Mischon de Reya by a property investment company for accepting potentially tainted money and finally we will discuss a potential merger between Clyde & Co and BLM.<...

Legal Movie Review Ep.1
Last Friday at 3:00 AM

This is the first episode of our Legal Movie Review where we watch movies with legal themes and discuss those themes. In today's episode, we discuss the Netflix original movie 'Worth' where in Washington, D.C., lawyer Kenneth Feinberg battles cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

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Weekly Legal Roundup ep.9

In this episode, we will be discussing the US launching a case against two Iranians for meddling in the election; our story regarding Google's anti-trust case; the UK's High Court verdict on a Google Data tracking case; the result of the Steve Bannon indictment; Law firms sticking with Stonewall and Dame Linda Dobbs receiving a lifetime achievement award.

This episode is sponsored by International Law Firm White & Case. Find out more about White & Case by clicking on the link below.

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Weekly Legal Roundup ep.8

In this episode, I will be discussing the interim injunction granted by the high court against climate activists blocking roads; the legal challenges arising from the Wirecard scandal; proposed legislation surrounding gender identity and sexuality; Clyde & Co's COVID-19 wristbands; a legal check survey showing average start and leaving times of city law firms and plans to scrap the bar aptitude test.

This episode is sponsored by Global Law Firm Clyde & Co. Find out more about Clyde & Co by clicking on the link below.

Host: A...

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.7

In this episode, I will be discussing the debate in the House of Lords surrounding an Assisted Dying Bill; the enormous backlog of cases in the courts of England and Wales; the lawsuit filed by Neil Blair against multinational law firm Fieldfisher; Steve Bannon's potential prison time and finally the increasing calls for changes in litigation funding practices in the US.

This episode is sponsored by International Law Firm Weil. Find out more about Weil by clicking on the link below.

Host: Ashvin Kapilan
Editor: Ashvin Kapilan<...

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.6

In this episode, I will be discussing the Biden administrations plans to turn to the US Supreme Court to block the Texas abortion law; DLA Piper and Allen & Overy's new way of measuring success; the growth of fintech and the demand for law to address its grey areas; Mayer Brown ceasing to represent the Hong Kong University; Allen & Overy increasing their NQ salaries and the UK Supreme Court supporting the charity 'Classics for All'.

This episode is sponsored by International Law Firm Ashurst. Find out more about Ashurst by clicking on...

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.5

In this episode, we discuss the reconvening of the US Supreme Court; the potential of a "Polexit"; Ireland dropping their objections to the OECD's tax plan; the legal cases against COVID-19 vaccine mandates; some firms' responses to the findings of the LawCare study we looked at last week and finally we have an exciting opportunity from Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Weekly Legal Roundup ep.4

In this episode, we discuss the government's decision to suspend competition law in response to fuel supply issues; the US Justice Department's antitrust suit against American Airlines and JetBlue; Google appealing their $5billion fine from the European Commission; the sentencing of Wayne Couzens and the study that shows lawyers are overworked and bullied.

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This episode was brought to you by David Polk, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins and CMS.

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.3

In this episode, we discuss the newly decided definition of 'ecocide', the FCA's decision to extend climate reporting to all UK listed companies, the BIS report slamming cryptocurrencies as "against the public good", Oliver Dowden's plans to modernise UK broadcasting and some US law firms increasing newly qualified salaries to £140k.

Host: Ashvin Kapilan
Editor: Ashvin Kapilan
Research: Allie Bernier, Edwin Chan, Ashvin Kapilan

In the Spotlight ep.1: Lucy Young

This is the first episode of In the Spotlight where we are having a chat with Lucy Young. We begin by talking about her role as the president of the Law Society, before moving on to discuss her opinions on her blog (@lucyandthelaw) and policy matters.

Time Codes:
Introductions:  1.06
Journey to President of Law Society: 2.15
Pressures within the role: 5.35
Plans for the future: 7.42
Inspiration for starting blog: 9.00
Time management tips: 11.23
Purpose of blog: 13.05
Ensuring critical conversation:  15.45
What would Lucy do as Prime Minister: 17.45
Role of influencers in po...

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.2

In this episode, we will cover the recent agreement from G7 economies for tax reforms, the impact of the new trade deal between the UK and Australia on labour markets, President Biden's appointment of Lina Khan as head of the Federal Trade Commission and finally Ryanair and Machester Airports Group's legal challenge against the UK government.

Host: Edwin Chan
Editor: Ashvin Kapilan
Research: Ashvin Kapilan, Allie Bernier, Edwin Chan

Weekly Legal Roundup ep.1

In our inaugural episode, we will cover the Greensill Capital lobbying reviews, the Online Safety Bill, the government's proposal for mandatory voter ID, Epic Games v. Apple and Linklaters electing their first female Senior Partner.

Host: Tahreem Khan
Editor: Ashvin Kapilan
Research: Ashvin Kapilan, Allie Bernier, Edwin Chan