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Question: 'Due to some of the difficulties of bringing an action in negligence, the tort of misfeasance in public office has recently become a popular alternative cause of action.’ Discuss the above statement, with particular reference to the scope of the tort of misfeasance in public office.

Answer: The use of the tort of negligence by claimants attempting to recover for any loss they have experienced, may find numerous difficulties...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1315
  • Date submitted: May 07, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2391

Question: To what extent is freedom of contract inconsistent with the traditional view of a mortgage as being the grant of a proprietary interest in land merely as a security, albeit one which deserves special protection from a court of equity?

Answer: In one very important sense, this question is misleading. A mortgage is both an interest in land and a contract. It partakes...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1287
  • Date submitted: August 05, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2389

Question: ‘The law of proprietary estoppel has altered fundamentally the distinction between licences and proprietary interests in land. To all intents and purposes, to make such distinctions is no longer practically necessary or theoretically justified.’ Discuss.

Answer: In recent years, the courts’ resort to proprietary estoppel as a means of resolving disputes over property has increased dramatically. Of course,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1465
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2323

Question: Critically assess the remedies available to landlords for breach of covenant by their tenants. What factors may influence a landlord when deciding which remedy to pursue?

Answer: One of the notable advantages of the leasehold estate is that it allows two or more persons to use and enjoy property...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2230
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2320

Question: To what extent is it true to say that, once an agent has brought his principal and a third party into a contractual relationship, the agent drops out, and has no rights or liabilities as against the third party?

Answer: It is indeed true to say that in the normal course of events once the principal and third party have made a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1596
  • Date submitted: May 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2309

Question: The landmark decision in Barclays Bank v O’Brien extended the scope of a creditor’s liability for undue influence or misrepresentation by a third party. To what extent has this approach been limited by the decisions in subsequent cases?

Answer: In Barclays Bank v O’Brien (1993), the House of Lords was faced with the not uncommon situation where a wife has been...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1421
  • Date submitted: November 28, 2009
  • Date written: November, 1998
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2306

Question: Critically assess the role of the International Criminal Court in laying permanent foundations for international criminal law.

Answer: The creation of the International Criminal Court on 1 July 2002 (as a result of the ratification of the Rome Statue of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2882
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1472

Question: Please access the NATO report available on this web page relating to the assessment of the NATO bombing of Kosovo.
Critically assess the importance of this report for international criminal law. You may, if you wish, either provide a general review of the report or examine a specific issue raised by it that you consider is significant for ICL.

Answer: NATO controversially utilised cluster munitions in its air bombing campaign of Kosovo. Despite this being a topic of great controversy in the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 3177
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1470

Question: In what circumstances is the judiciary prepared to relax the doctrine of the separate legal personality of a company? Is the current legal situation satisfactory from a policy point of view, particularly in the light of the group structure of many modern businesses?

Answer: An incorporated company is regarded by the law as a distinct and separate legal entity from its members - a principle established...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2499
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1465

Question: CRIMINAL LAW ASSIGNMENT 2
Question 1:
Role;
You are a Legal Assistant at Cash, Green and Money Solicitors in Bradford West
Yorkshire. You have been instructed by Greed your supervisor to prepare a report on
the following case scenario:
Scenario:
Crook is having financial difficulties. He decides to rob the Bradford Royal Bank.
Crook informs Andrew about his intentions and asks for his help, saying that they will
share the proceeds. Andrew says that he will be very happy to help and would want
50% of the proceeds for his assistance. The next day Andrew, informs the police of
the proposed plan. Crook is arrested.
Tasks;
a. Advise Crook of his criminal liability.
b. Advise Andrew of his legal liability.
Question 2:
Role;
You are a Assistant Prosecuting Officer and have been instructed by Killum, your
supervisor, to prepare a report on the following case scenario:

Scenario;
Jack a local club owner is married to Jane who works as an instructor at Body Fit First,
the local keep fit centre. One day whilst both are having a row Jack swore at Jane and
threatened to kick her out of the house. Jane became angry and punched Jack. She had
not foreseen any serious harm resulting to him. However, to Jane's surprise, Jack falls
over and fractures his spine.
Tasks:
a. Advise Jane as to her criminal liability in respect to the injuries caused to Jack.
Which offences do you think Jane may have committed?
b. What offences if any did Jack commit?

Answer: TASK ONE Terms of reference: Below I have complied a report outlining Crooks criminal liability and Andrew legal liability. Findings: To establish...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 1897
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1450

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