Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Broadcasting Lawyer, show no1.

Download the first Broadcasting Lawyer Broadcast (MP3) right here

Welcome to the very first Broadcasting Lawyer - absolutely no stuffiness here - just informatve light hearted chat and some informative banter.

Today I speak to Peter Jones, managing partner; Smith Jones about some of the funnier sides of law.


Anonymous said...

Is Peter Jones a lawyer .....guess if he tells enough people he is , and by dint of association he becomes one !!!!


Steve Lacey said...

I love it! Please sir, may I have another?

gabor - electrical language said...

Hi Paul, I just caught up with this. Excellent podcast.

Could you ask one of your legal eagles to explain something please. What is promissory estoppel, with specific relation to the Dangerous Dogs Act?



podcastpaul said...

Wow Gab, that taxes the grey cells.

From what I can recall, promissory estoppel is an equitable remedy (not to be confused with proprietary estoppel in land).

The grey matter tells me (without raching for Nutshells or Chitty) that this was a Denning creation from the second world war - the High Trees case. I seem to recall the facts in that matter were a landlord agreeing to some reduction of rent in war time and then reneging on the promise. The fact that there was a promise, a reliance and a detriment meant that the promise stood.

I'm not sure how that would relate to the Dangerous Dogs Act. I can certainly pull up a copy of the Act, from memory, it's mercifully short. In what context had you seen or heard promissory estoppel related to the Act?