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Question: ‘The law of easements is complex and archaic and in desperate need of reform. Unfortunately, the reforms proposed by the Law Commission will not produce a regime fit for the twenty-first century.’

Critically evaluate this statement.

Answer: Easements allow land to be enjoyed effectively. Easements are prominent as incorporeal hereditaments or proprietary estates in land, and are defined as...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1624
  • Date submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Date written: March, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4753

Question: Topic: - Open source software licensing is simply a utopian ideal: commercial logic and technological advances will banish it to the history books.

UNIVERISTY OF BRISTOL
School of Law | Subject: - Information Technology | Degree – LL.M Commercial Law

Answer: Development of open source software: When IBM and others sold the first large-scale commercial computers, in the 1960s, they came with some...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: I.T. and the Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2937
  • Date submitted: July 28, 2012
  • Date written: May, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4235

Question: Critically evaluate the points of law with respect to privacy and freedom of expression.

(Year 2 Assignment Tort Law 2:1 65%)

Answer: In the United Kingdom, there is no such thing as a “right to privacy”. Lord Hoffman stated that English law contains no...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2000
  • Date submitted: October 27, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3648

Question: "The Sovereignty of Parliament is not a phenomenon that derives from a legal source, and as such neither is it a phenomenon that can be altered by a legal source. The, 'ultimate political fact', of the constitution is that Parliament's sovereign power cannot, by non-revolutionary means be restricted nor given away."

Does this mean that any attempt to move in the UK to a, 'written constitution', is doomed to failure?

Answer: Before Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK, the prerogative powers reigned supreme as the, ‘Divine rights of Kings’, was in place, until the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1996
  • Date submitted: January 10, 2011
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3612

Question: Rob, a wealthy philanthropist, placed an advertisement in the 'Herald' newspaper offering to sponsor, at the rate of £1 per mile, anyone willing to walk to Manchester in aid of the Contract Lecturers' Benevolent Fund, a charity.

Elizabeth, who was already walking to Manchester in order to improve her fitness, heard about Rob's advertisement and decided to claim the sponsorship money on arrival in Manchester. Richard read the advertisement and decided to set out for Manchester, having first sent an email to Rob informing him that he intended to claim the sponsorship money. When Rob received Richard's email, he placed a second advertisement in the 'Herald' revoking his offer, which Yvonne, a friend of Richard told him about when he was half-way to Manchester. Meanwhile, Stewart, who had read Rob's first advertisement, set out for Manchester having decided to claim the sponsorship money, but did not hear of Rob's second advertisement.

Elizabeth heard of Rob's second advertisement before she reached Manchester and gave up her walk before reaching Manchester, but claimed to be entitled to £1 per mile for every mile she had covered. Richard completed the walk and claimed the sponsorship money, as did Stewart when he completed the walk.

Advise Rob.

Answer: Firstly, it is important to establish the nature of the advertisement. Is it an offer or an invitation to treat? An offer...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2027
  • Date submitted: September 27, 2010
  • Date written: February, 2010
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3353

Question: Critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages that flow from the use of tribunals as opposed to ordinary courts.

Answer: Tribunals are judicial assemblies, set up by various Acts of Parliament as an alternative to the court system, to rule on the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2343
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2811

Question: The principle of parliamentary sovereignty has been dramatically affected because of Britain’s membership of the EU. Discuss.

Answer: Some laws made in Europe are directly applicable in Britain and have to be applied by British courts. The most significant confirmation...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1059
  • Date submitted: October 16, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2714

Question: ‘Arguments that the British Prime Minister is an elective dictator are arrant nonsense. The Prime Minister is constrained by his or her cabinet colleagues, the will of Parliament and the decisions of the judiciary. The British Constitution rests on the separation of power and the operation of the rule of law. The Prime Minister operates firmly within the particular constitutional arrangement in place for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.’ Evaluate the above statement and consider the extent to which you think it is true.

Answer: As the head of the executive branch of government and chair of the cabinet, the Prime Minister is the most high profile...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2430
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2706

Question: ‘The present judicial approach to the burden and standard of proof betrays a distinct bias within the criminal justice system in favour of criminals.’ Discuss.

Answer: Though William Blackstone may have said that it is better that ten guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2187
  • Date submitted: February 26, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2638

Question: How and why has the distribution of power altered within the European Community?

Answer: The dominant system of government in the member states of the European Community is the parliamentary system. This system generally entails a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2110
  • Date submitted: July 18, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1919

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