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Question: Critically assess the options available to the courts when sentencing and whether these options achieve the aims, principles and policies that underlie sentencing decisions.

Answer: The Criminal Justice Act 1991 (CJA 1991) was the first statute to provide a theoretical approach to sentencing, since then various amendments...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2961
  • Date submitted: May 26, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1720

Question: It is time the rule against hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings was abolished and brought into line with the rule in civil proceedings. Discuss.

Answer: The hearsay ruling, one of the biggest exclusionary rules in the law relating to evidence, has often been criticised. There are those...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2007
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 732

Question: Is there a future for the principle of self-determination in international law in the post-colonial world?

Answer: Ever since the principle of self-determination entered the lexicon of international politics during World War 1 the precise meaning and scope of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 3138
  • Date submitted: February 09, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 696

Question: 'The conception of authorship in UK copyright law in no way presupposes that the author of a protected copyright work is a genius, but it does presuppose that the author is an individual, whether this individual is a human being or a legal person such as a company.'

Discuss, paying particular attention to the following questions: Is this an accurate description of the author in UK copyright law? How, if at all, is collective creativity encouraged by UK copyright law? Could or should the law enforce the notion - advanced by commentators such as Jaszi and Woodmansee - that creativity is inevitably collaborative in nature?

Answer: In copyright law to date, the author acts as the centralising point around which the rules and concepts of the law are...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2040
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 682

Question: As the significance of marriage declines in family law there is no longer any justification for excluding cohabitation from full legal recognition. Discuss.

Answer: As the question assumes that the significance of marriage is declining in family law, the first task of this essay will be...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2753
  • Date submitted: February 06, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 654

Question: What is the meaning of the term ‘measure equivalent to a quantitative restriction’ for the purposes of Article 28 EC?

Answer: Article 28, whilst appearing relatively clear on first reading, has proved problematic and therefore produced a string of case law and discussion,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2908
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 630

Question: 1- Discuss on what basis a contract is deemed to be valid. 2- Select at least three terms that could appear in a contract with an artiste and explain the significance to the company.
3- Assess the validity of two clauses included in an artistes contract.

Answer: The Oxford Dictionary of law describes at Contract as “ A legally binding agreement. Agreement arises as a result of offer and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 3751
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 520

Question: ‘English law probably does, and certainly should, recognise a duty to bargain in good faith.’

Answer: English courts have persistently repudiated a general principle of good faith in English law. Naturally, this ‘caveat emptor’ approach has caused problems...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2171
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 519

Question: ‘Consideration there must still be but in my judgment the courts nowadays should be more ready to find its existence so as to reflect the intention of the parties to the contract where the bargaining powers are not unequal and where the finding of consideration reflects the true intention of the partie.’

(Williams v Roffey Bros & Nicholls (Contractors) Ltd., 1990, per Russell LJ).

Assess this view. Does it leave any useful function for the doctrine of promissory estoppel?

Answer: The doctrine of consideration provides the principal criterion of contractual liability in the common law: a promise made by one party to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2750
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 506

Question: ‘Property is a power relationship between people.’

How far is this statement true? Answer the question in your own words by reference to relevant reading you have done and your own thoughts.

Answer: Property is the right to possess, enjoy or use a determinant thing, and includes the right of excluding others from doing the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1302
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 487

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