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Question: BA Hons Law 2nd Year
Course Unit - Criminal Law

With reference to the rationale of the defence and its parameters consider critically the courts’ unwillingness to accept duress as a defence to murder.

Answer: It has long been a principle of English law that duress cannot be a defence to murder. According to Blackstone, a person...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 1878
  • Date submitted: December 07, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2473

Question: ‘Any sensible occupier will exclude the onerous duty of care that he owes to both visitors and non-visitors as regards his occupation of premises.’ Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: The first area to be considered is the duty of care that an occupier of premises owes to his lawful visitors. This...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 2263
  • Date submitted: May 01, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2398

Question: Analyse current UK Law relating to the admissibility of expert opinion evidence in criminal trials.

Answer: As a general proposition, the rule in relation to criminal trials is that opinion evidence is inadmissible; a witness may only testify...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 3420
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 399

Question: Consider critically and analytically the extent to which the law and social policy in England and Wales serves to address and promote the needs of disabled children.

Answer: There is little doubt that disabled children represent some of the most vulnerable members of our society and as a distinct and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 5520
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2000
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 269

Question: Is there a right of pre-emptive self-defence in international law? Should there be?

Answer: The amount of material available to consider is vast and certainly beyond the scope of this essay. What has been attempted is...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 3955
  • Date submitted: March 29, 2011
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3662

Question: In accordance with The sale of goods Act 1979, at what point in the sale of goods, does ownership pass? Why is this important?

Answer: In contract law The Sale of Goods Act 1979 regulates the buying and selling of goods. The Act laws down a number...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1607
  • Date submitted: November 16, 2010
  • Date written: March, 2010
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3445

Question: Assess the degree to which tort law is able to offer protection for a person’s right to privacy.

Answer: Strictly speaking, privacy is not explicitly recognised as a tort in its own right as shown in the very different cases of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1993
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2401

Question: To what extent have the courts recognised contractual licences as interests in land? Why is the issue important?

Answer: A licence is classically defined in Thomas v Sorrell (1675) as a permission to use land belonging to another which, without such...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2009
  • Date submitted: April 27, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2321

Question: LAND LAW CASE STUDY: Paula and Paul, brother and sister, have recently discovered that their l7 year-old nephew Frank has been orphaned in a road accident and that they are his legal guardians. In anticipation of Frank coming to live with them, they decide to buy a bigger house with their savings and with some of the money left to Frank by his parents over which they have lawful control until Frank is 18. The new house, title to which is unregistered at all material times, is expressly conveyed into their joint names as legal and equitable joint tenants. There is no mention of the fact that Frank’s money was also used. Frank arrives and Paula and Paul employ a live-in personal tutor, Matilda. Matilda lives in a self-contained part of the house for which she pays Paula and Paul £70 a week. Unknown to Matilda and Frank, Paula and Paul sell the property to Perry. Perry is told, and believes, that Frank and Matilda are the vendors children. Advise Frank (who is now 18) and Matilda as to their right to stay in the property. Is the law in this area satisfactory?

Answer: In this problem, we are faced with the difficulties that can arise from the operation of the trust of land and the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1810
  • Date submitted: April 27, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2317

Question: EMPLOYMENT LAW ASSIGNMENT 1

SITUATION
You work as a legal adviser at the practice of Chancer and Dodge. There are currently a
number of files on your desk which require your urgent attention.

File 1
Recently, a member of the public, Valerie Reid, sustained personal injuries Whilst
attending Nabbey bank to conduct some business. Whilst on the premises, she tripped
over some cable attached to the computers used by the cashiers. At the time, Jamie
Conway was working on the premises updating the hardware for those computers, hence
the reason for the loose cables. Jamie has worked at various branches of Nabbey for the
past two years. He has paid his own tax and national insurance contributions, and has not
taken any holidays whilst working for the bank.

In your capacity as legal advisor for the bank, write a report covering the following points:
1. An assessment of the employment status of Jamie
2. As to whether the bank bears any liability for the injuries sustained by Valerie
Reid

FILE 2
You have been invited to be a guest speaker at nearby Bakefield College. You will be
talking to a group of business students who no prior legal knowledge on various aspects of contracts of employment.

The detail of your brief is as follows:

Prepare brief notes for a presentation covering the following:

i) Summarise the basic principles of law covering the creation of a contract of employment
ii) In relation to obligations affecting employers , identify

a) Those terms which are generally held to be implied
Into a contract of employment
b) The various ways in which both express and implied
Terms can be incorporated into a contract of employment

File 3
Up until 4 months ago, Jason King was on the books of the "Mpower" Employment
agency. Jason worked for this agency over a number of years, carrying out many
assignments for different organisations. Unfortunately, the agency became insolvent, and
Jason had to leave, whilst still being owed money for his last assignment.

Three months ago, Jason started another job, working for Bovan Furniture manufacturers.
However, it was only last week that he received a document Titled "Particulars of Your
Employment". Jason noticed that this statement contained no details of place of work,
notice periods, or holidays.

Jason now seeks your advice on a number of points:

i) Was he ever actually an employee at the Mpower agency ? If so, he would be
able to claim redundancy pay.
ii) Has he actually received a contract of employment from Bovan ?
iii) what legal remedy does he have in relation to the missing items on the
document which he has received?

Answer: FILE 1 Introduction: Below I have compiled a report covering the employment status of Jamie and whether the bank bears any liability...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2808
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1451

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