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Question: 1 - Discuss the concept of a contract. 2 - Explain the objective test and give examples of cases where the principle was particularly relevant.

Answer: Young (1997, pg 1) defines a contract as “an agreement (usually between two people) giving rise to obligations which are enforced or...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1564
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 530

Question: On Monday, Jane & Louise, members of the local tennis club, are discussing the possible sale of Jane’s mobile home. Jane is intending to emigrate to New Zealand and therefore tells Louise: “You can have it for £14,500 provided you can arrange for its removal by this Friday”. Louise says that she will think about it.

Discuss the contractual position between Jane and Louise in the following three separate situations.

1 - Louise signs a contract with LegIt & Co to move Jane’s mobile home on Thursday to a new site. Louise posts a letter of acceptance to Jane on Wednesday, at 5.00pm. On the same evening Jan telephones Louise to say that she has changed her mind and will not be selling.

2 - On Thursday Louise e-mails Jane at work and formally accepts the offer of sale at £14.500 but adds: “I suppose there is no chance of moving it on the Saturday instead?” Jane only reads the e-mail after leaving a recorded message on Louise’s answering machine in which she withdraws her offer.

3 - On Wednesday Louise, is told by a member of the local tennis club that Jane’s application to emigrate to New Zealand has been refused. Louise immediately sends a fax to Jane’s place of work in which she accepts Jane’s offer. It transpires that Jane had sent a text message to Louise’s mobile phone, which read: “Sorry but the mobile home is no longer for sale.”

Answer: The significant feature here is that the offeror did not prescribe a mode of acceptance. Under Byrne & Co v Leon Van...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 2030
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 527

Question: ‘There is no real agreement about the true basis of the requirements of consideration for a valid contract; the case law often seems to turn on arbitrary distinctions.’

Assess the validity of this claim.

Answer: The proposition described above questions the validity of the ‘doctrine of consideration’ and its presence within the law of contract. The doctrine...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1251
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 504

Question: ‘In the cases where the issue is litigated, it seems likely that one party intended to a legal agreement and the other wanted the agreement to be merely morally binding. This contradiction removes any possibility of justifying the limits of contracts on the basis of the joint intent of the parties. We are forced to the conclusion that the courts must rely on hidden policy considerations when determining the intentions of the parties’

Critically assess the doctrine of intention to create legal relations in the light of the above statement and relevant legal developments.

Answer: The idea that parties must have an intention to be bound by the terms of their agreement is known generally as the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1424
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 484

Question: ‘The law in relation to misrepresentation drives a ‘coach and four’ through the hallowed principle of caveat emptor.’

Justify this claim.

Answer: ‘Caveat emptor’, literally means ‘buyer beware’ , and refers to the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1898
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 483

Question: LAND LAW 1 ASSIGNMENT, CASE STUDY. Margaret and Doug, a married couple, have decided to embark on a new business venture, opening a pub and restaurant in a Yorkshire village. They have found an ideal, freehold building called Methley Hall, suitable for conversion in extensive grounds. The title is registered. However, Margaret and Doug require advice on a number of issues.

Answer: To advise the parties the following law must be considered, mortgage, adverse possession and restrictive covenants. Santley v Wilde defined mortgage as...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 3292
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 445

Question: The civil justice system was traditionally criticized for delay, cost and complexity. Examine the recommendations made by Lord Woolf in his reports on civil justice and examine the extent to which the implemented reforms have improved civil justice.

Answer: The civil justice system covers wide range of matters and civil claims is said to arise when there is disputes between individuals...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 1551
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 443

Question: Assess the correctness and appropriateness of the current legistlation governing the various categories of euthanasia.

Answer: Euthanasia concerns the premature cessation of life. Despite often being viewed as a ‘good death’ , owing to its painlessness and resultant...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 11692
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 431

Question: The Human Rights Act 1998

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 is undoubtedly one of only a handful of truly significant pieces of legislation that the UK has...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 3690
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 424

Question: Land Law 1, Assessed Course Work Problem.

Answer: Anthony, a bone fide purchaser (BFP), acquired the registered title in fee simple of number 11, and should take free, or at...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 2028
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: May, 1998
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 415

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