Barely Legal Comedy Podcast

Alex Boardman & Chris Kehoe | Abrupt Audio

Comedian Alex Boardman and Barrister Chris Kehoe, discuss English Criminal Law whilst sat in a Ford Mondeo.

In every episode Chris will guide us through a famous area in English Criminal Law. He will explain the facts of the case, set out the legal principles the case raises and offer insight into the reasons behind the verdicts of the judges who presided over them.

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It's not you it's us...

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Nov 22

58 min 4 sec

Wait until you find out who performed a Stand Up act called Captain Kink at University. Also, Kehoe tells us about the proposed new Bill to outlaw/ recognise the significance of dog theft. Is this needed?

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Sep 17

49 min 15 sec

Kehoe tells me what an incel is, and are they classed as terrorists/ domestic terrorist? Also, Afghanistan, pasta for tea and interruptions from wife/ children.

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Aug 23

59 min

We love the RNLI, but just what is the law surrounding saving lives at sea? Does the fact that the RNLI are a charity consisting of unpaid volunteers affect the duty of care they owe the people they are rescuing, or do they even owe a duty of care at all?

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Aug 2

44 min 5 sec

Freedom isn't free, it costs folks like you and me... So sang Trey Parker in 2004 in one of the funniest films ever made; Team America World Police. This episode is a little bit funny but nowehere near as good as that. Chris Kehoe almost wasn't free either, as in court, a lay magistrate thought that he was - well, I'll let him tell you, it's a great story. 

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Jul 19

47 min 5 sec

An interesting case from February wherein Ziegler (and others) and the DPP go all the way to the Supreme Court to see if Human Rights include the right to block the highway. The case gives a clear framework under Articles 10 and 11 of the Convention and lays out which test should be used to judge these cases. In light of the proposed Policing Bill, the case is very interesting indeed.   Also, a birthday problem, Enger-land at the Euros and casual racism against the Swiss.

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Jul 1

1 hr 2 min

Kehoe brilliantly combines his Asylum and Judicial Review series' with a really interesting piece of case law. Also, Audi TT update, Carry On Up the Allotment and someone's car gets keyed. 

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Jun 16

57 min 47 sec

Judicial Review part two. Also, Kehoe is not in court as he should be on his holidays, Boardman has bought a new toy.

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May 25

59 min 8 sec

Chris starts his guide to J.R. and relates it to a case under the Sexual Offences 2003 Act in front of the Mags. Plus, Alex is loving his new found Tory-ness.

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May 7

58 min 23 sec

Barrister Chris Kehoe talks through the legalities of the proposed "Big Six" plan to exit the Champions League and form a new European Super League of football. Where do FIFA, UEFA, THE F.A. and even Sky sports fit into all this? Are the clubs in breach of the law and if so, what is the likely outcome of a court case?

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Apr 19

57 min 51 sec

Barrister Chris Kehoe shifts his attention to an aspect of the proposed Policing Bill which has not been widely reported; the new powers which Police would have when it comes to dealing with Travellers.  It's all starting to feel a bit 1930's Germany... There's also riffs about Wind Turbines, Scrappy fucking Doo, Homes Under The Hammer, and at the end I do my new joke about dogs which may or may not be sexist.

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Apr 6

1 hr 5 min

After the tragic murder of Sarah Everard earlier this week, and the furore surrounding the policing of the vigil held on Clapham Common in her honour just two days ago, public attention turns to the controversial Policing Bill which faces an early vote in Parliament today.  What amendments to the Public Order Act 1986 does the Bill seek to make? Who benefits from the Bill? Was the police response to a mass gathering of Rangers fans in Glasgow a week ago wrong? Were the Met police right to be criticised for their handling of the vigil on Clapham Common? Was the response from Cressida Dick valid? What similarities are there with the vigil and the policing of Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter protests? All these topics and more, discussed in part one of this Policing Bill special.

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Mar 15

1 hr 18 min

Barrister Chris Kehoe and salted peanut enthusiast Alex Boardman discuss an upheld ruling from the High Court involving the Home Office.  Can the plucky Priti Patel and her ramshackle band of merry men (The Home Office) finally win one in court against the pesky little guy?

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Feb 20

51 min 36 sec

Barrister and Comedian Chris Kehoe tells law graduate/wastrel Alex Boardman about POCA, Angus et al.

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Feb 1

59 min 47 sec

We look at the legal changes in laws surrounding historical statues that are probably not needed but will at least take everyone's mind away from the fact that the hungry schoolkids are being served up tuna in a coin bag and half a tomato and the taxpayer is paying a private company £30 a head to do so.   

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Jan 18

48 min 7 sec

We recently got voted as one of the Top 20 criminal law podcasts to follow in the world https://blog.feedspot.com/criminal_law_podcasts/ God knows how but thanks Feedspot! In this episode we discuss the UK Govt fiasco with primary schools and nursery children, Donald Trump being banned from Twitter, the consequences of words and actions and the rise of fascism. Plus, Viagra update!

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Jan 11

51 min 10 sec

Barrister and comedian Chris Kehoe and Viagra addicted house husband Alex Boardman finish the mini-series of vaccine law podcasts. They discuss vaccinating children when the parents cannot agree whether or not the child should be inoculated. Also, they consider a 2020 case in which a child is under the care of a local authority. What does The Children Act 1989 have to say on these matters? Plus, what is happening with school closures/openings in light of  s.44 of The Health and Safety at Work Act, we discuss whether the monarchy are pulling their weight these days and a chat about ibuprofen very quickly turns to a chat about viagra.

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Jan 4

1 hr 1 min

Dynamic space cops Chris Kehoe and Alex Boardman return to Earth after an unsuccessful fact finding mission to Mars.  They find a very different Earth to the one they left behind several months ago. A rip in the Space/ Time continuum means that all the Space criminals they have arrested over the last seven years are now suddenly free and out for revenge. Can our heroes repair time itself before all life on Earth is destroyed...?  

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Criminal barrister Chris Kehoe explains the legal ins and outs of the vaccine to house husband Alex Boardman. Is it safe? Can the Govt force you to take it? What does the Law on European Human Rights have to do with it? Also, we steal listeners from Dave Longley, Kehoe fights The Secret Barrister Godzilla style and Alex becomes a 1960's feminist. Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0  Switch it up - Silent Partner Late - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Who are Freemen of the land, what do they believe and why do they believe it? Spoiler alert, it's bollocks.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

Boardman, Kehoe, law chat + half baked ramblings that are sporadically funny, well, not really funny tbh, mildly amusing would be a better description. In fact, no one reads this writing anyway do they? Tell you what, if you do read this then get in touch with Kehoe on twitter and he'll give you, oh I don't know, let's saw a bunch of some vegetables of your choosing from his allotment or he'll write you a poem about the futility of life or paint you a picture or summat. Don't get in touch with me on twitter whatever you do. I'll just tell you to swivel. 

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Nov 2020

1 hr 12 min

Author Alexander S. Boardman and barrister Christopher Kehoe, who wrote the 'Tiers of a clown' joke from the title, discuss yet more new regulations. Were these new regulations discussed and planned and great length in Parliament before they became law or were they just rushed through as another S.I.? Well, what do you think?

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Oct 2020

1 hr 3 min

Barrister Chris Kehoe tells us why he is so uncomfortable with a new Bill that will give the police the power to commit crimes with total immunity from criminal or civil proceedings.

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Oct 2020

58 min 28 sec

This weekend, under new legislation, Manchester Metropolitan University students were forced to remain in their Halls of Residence by a private security firm acting under corona-virus legislation as instructed by the local council. Was this legal? Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Sep 2020

58 min 1 sec

It's our 100th episode probably (I have been cocking up and marking down the episode orders wrong so it might not be).  To celebrate this landmark, Chris has selected a case with a subject matter, FGM, that some may find harrowing. The Home Office does not come out well in this case. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Sep 2020

1 hr 13 min

Part two of Chris' brilliant breakdown of the laws and history surrounding asylum law. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min

The first episode in a legally fascinating series of special episodes all about the law surrounding asylum seekers. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

Is it a criminal offence to go to your mum's house? Can you meet her in a pub? How many friends can gather in a restaurant, pub or privately owned garden? Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

Is it  crime to refuse to wear a face mask in a shop, a bar or even the dentist? Yesterday a new S.I. came into force and barrister Chris talks idiot Alex through the new laws, it's ramifications and exceptions to the rules. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Jul 2020

1 hr 7 min

In between looking after a five year old who just wants some chocolate, barrister Chris Kehoe and erstwhile stand up comedian Alex Boardman discuss the legalities, ramifications and reasons why Shamima Begum's appeal to return to the UK was upheld.  There's also a bit of mask chat, talk about childcare and extending court hours and we reveal the ultimate "Man in a pub."

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Jul 2020

1 hr 6 min

Yesterday the new regulations regarding corona-virus restrictions came into force to coincide with the re-opening of pubs. Barrister Chris also examines a new Bill which, when it become law, will end the "Rough sex defence." Is it needed? Mondeo Law is by Alex Boardman, Chris Kehoe and is produced by Ant McGinley.  Music by Silent Partner - Switch it up used under creative commons 3.0

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Jul 2020

40 min 8 sec

What happened when a man caused £150,000 worth of damage to a Margaret Thatcher Statue in 2003? What is the current law on damaging or destroying a statue? Should sentences be tougher? Is the law in this area really changing/ in need of change as Priti says? Mondeo Law is by Alex Boardman, Chris Kehoe and is produced by Ant McGinley.  Music by Silent Partner - Switch it up used under creative commons 3.0

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Jun 2020

48 min 57 sec

Criminal Barrister Chris Kehoe and legal enthusiast Alex Boardman discuss a protester arrested under a public order offence and is it at odds with Human Rights law? Black Lives Matter and how to support BAME friends and why anti-racist causes are everybody's problem despite feeling white guilt/ privilege. Also a run-in with a Tory MP from Bolton...

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Jun 2020

50 min 39 sec

Dominic's Durham dalliances dissected.

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May 2020

37 min 15 sec

An amendment to the CJA 2003 came into effect yesterday, almost unnoticed. Would you be happy to wear an ankle bracelet that monitored your sweat to check you weren't drinking any alcohol? Have early trials been successful, does it trample your human rights or is it in fact a good idea? Also, should weed be legalised? An exciting new format for Judge Rinder and Kehoe tells of his virtual family court appearance.

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May 2020

47 min 41 sec

Lots of juicy legal issues and happenings to dissect in this episode with Chris Kehoe (Barrister) and Alex Boardman (Michael Gove's Book Club). Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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May 2020

49 min

Barrister and European Law expert Chris Kehoe explains the implications of lockdown on The Human Rights Act. The article Chris discusses is written by Francis Hoar and can be found here.  Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

A murder has been committed and there are two suspects. The prosecution has some evidence which under PACE 1984 cannot be put in front of the court. Will one of the co-defendants be able to adduce the evidence? Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Apr 2020

31 min 45 sec

An impromptu test of Kehoe's knowledge on the new regulations. Can you exercise for longer than half an hour? Can you leave the house more than once a day? Can you buy alcohol? What crimes has our drink driving, curfew breaking, Easter egg buying hypothetical footballer broken? Are we living in a police state? Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

A grisly murder, a vulnerable defendant, a classic good cop bad cop police interview and Chris Kehoe is walking in the woods. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

Did you know that new regulations give police increased powers if they suspect an individual has coronavirus and that failure to comply is a criminal offence. Barrister and stand up comedian Chris Kehoe discusses this topic in a light hearted conversation with comedian Alex Boardman. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Mar 2020

55 min 56 sec

We are back with a very famous case indeed. We also talk about PACE 1984, Global Warming in America and Rufus makes a special appearance. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Feb 2020

56 min 12 sec

Here endeth hearsay and we also come up with ideas of how to settle disputes in court and how to snazz up barristers' outfits. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Feb 2020

1 hr 1 min

Plus a great new idea for a TV show and a recommendation for a terrible TV show on BBC iPlayer This easy to understand series is not just for those studying the Law or working in the profession, but is for anyone with even a passing interest in legal matters. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmcginley) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena  

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Jan 2020

56 min 34 sec

We won an award! Kehoe is in Germany, I'm in Geordieland and we are both over the moon! Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Jan 2020

30 min 34 sec

The decade can do one as far as we are concerned, we are all about s.117 (2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Is a police evidence system admissible as corroborating evidence in a court of law of is it hearsay? Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Dec 2019

56 min 19 sec

Statements from beyond the grave and skeleton evidence. It's Xmas, not Halloween. Bloody Hell Kehoe get your act together! Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Dec 2019

52 min 22 sec

Res Gestae translates as "Things done" in Latin, we talk about hearsay, exceptions to the rule, rabbits, squirrels and the PodsUpNorth event. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Nov 2019

42 min 7 sec

Roles are reversed for this episode, as barrister Chris Kehoe hands the legal burden of the episode to comedian Alex Boardman. It goes about as well as you might expect. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Nov 2019

57 min

Is barrister really a spy in disguise? Maybe. Also we discuss my new favourite TV show Bangers and cash and come up with an idea for a film featuring our alter egos Barry Gammon and Tarquin Pineapple. Oh and some law shit as well. Follow us on social media @mondeolaw on Twitter and Instagram. Mondeo Law is written and produced by Alex Boardman and Chris Kehoe, and was developed with Ant McGinley (@antmanlovesyou) Music in order of appearance under creative commons 3.0 Switch it up – Silent Partner Late – Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

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Oct 2019

40 min 57 sec