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Question: Derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights. The Use and Abuse of ‘Claw Back Clauses’ and the Margin of Appreciation.

Answer: The European Convention on Human Rights is a contract between member states, under which mutual duties are accepted. These duties consist, in...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1948
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2005
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 382

Question: Discuss the barriers under-represented groups face in developing a career in the legal profession, examine the case in favour of diversity, and critically evaluate the effectiveness of measures taken in the legal profession to promote diversity in England and Wales.

2nd Year - Legal Profession Module - Concerning Diversity

Answer: Introduction (Paragraph One): Diversity is in anything that defines us as individuals because it is the state of a variety of differences,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1693
  • Date submitted: April 10, 2017
  • Date written: February, 2016
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7920

Question: Current English law on the co-ownership of interests in land is confused on the difference between the acquisition of rights and the quantification of the shares to which these rights may give rise. Also, it does not distinguish sufficiently between private and commercial interests.”

Critically discuss this statement. (67% Land Law, Year 2)

Answer: Currently the English law on co-ownership of land is very confused especially in the area of constructive trusts and the subsequent quantification...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2000
  • Date submitted: April 29, 2015
  • Date written: March, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6504

Question: The tort of Negligence

Why are the courts so concerned about the so-called "floodgates of litigation" and where within the tort of Negligence do we see evidence of this concern?

Explain your answer using authorities.

Answer: Law of Tort mainly consists of principles relating to negligence. Negligence, in tort law, therefore refers to a tort which, since the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2332
  • Date submitted: November 27, 2013
  • Date written: November, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5239

Question: The law has accommodated for the succession rights of a posthumously born child, but overlooked the inheritance rights of a child who was conceived after the death of its father.

Undertake a comparative analysis of the law in the United Kingdom and other countries in regard to inheritance rights of posthumously conceived children.

(Module - Testate and intestate succession)

Answer: One of the main concerns of inheritance law is defining the relatedness of individuals. Unlike today previous worries were ones of paternity...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2468
  • Date submitted: April 12, 2012
  • Date written: February, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4069

Question: ‘A principal of the 1925 property legislation was to simplify conveyancing and the proof of title to land. To this end equitable interests were to be kept off the title to the legal estate and could be overreached on a conveyance to a purchaser who took free from them’.

(Peter Gibson L.J. in State Bank of India v Sood [1997] 1 All ER 169, 172-173.)

Critically analyse the law relating to overreaching in light of the above dictum.

Answer: This question requires a critical analysis of the law relating to overreaching in light of the above dictum. This in turn requires...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2583
  • Date submitted: June 12, 2011
  • Date written: April, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3811

Question: Has Parliamentary Supremacy died or simply evolved with the times?

Answer: According to Craig’s quote above, the very cornerstone of the Constitution is that Parliament is the sovereign or supreme legislative authority. The...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1514
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: January, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2757

Question: The new Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill Part 2 states the constitutional convention which governs the arrangements for laying treaties before Parliament should be placed in statute.

Discuss the implications of codifying conventions and royal prerogative powers.

Answer: Both conventions and royal prerogative powers are constitutional sources without a statutory basis. A convention is “a rule of behaviour accepted as...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 669
  • Date submitted: March 15, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2665

Question: Was it necessary to reform the Land Registration Act 1925? Has the Land
Registration Act 2002 fulfilled the aims of the Law Commission?

Answer: The land registration system inaugurated by the LRA 1925 has been in operation in England and Wales for nearly 85 years, although...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2186
  • Date submitted: December 07, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2314

Question: [2001] UKHL 44 the House of Lords stressed that in cases involving undue influence, particularly involving banks lending money to husbands and wives, the wife should have access to “independent legal advice”. Discuss whether this is sufficient to safeguard the legitimate interests of wives.

Answer: Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge, was a case that involved appeals of eight cases. Whereas the facts of each case were...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 845
  • Date submitted: August 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2028

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