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Question: A minority shareholder has no right to relief under s.459 Companies Act 1985 where her only complaint is that her relationship with her fellow shareholders has irretrievably broken down. This absence of relief is neither fair, nor economically desirable. Discuss.

Answer: s. 459 Companies Act 1985 allows a minority shareholder to apply for court-sanctioned relief where her interests as a member of a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2187
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 430

Question: ‘What are the problems, theoretical and practical, associated with the idea of achieving equality of results?

Discuss in the context of the positive action derogation in Directive 76/207 and relevant cases from the ECJ’

Answer: Over the last twenty or so years, equal opportunities has increased in popularity due to there being more women working in paid...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 3392
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 397

Question: “Although the Suzen decision has been described as involving a shift of emphasis or a clarification of the law, nothing was said in Suzen which casts doubt on the correctness of the interpretation of the Directive in… earlier decisions… The importance of Suzen [has], I think, been overstated”.

Analyse the law relating to transfers of undertakings. To what extent do you agree with the statement of Mummery LJ?

Answer: At common law, a contract of employment was a personal contract between the employer and the employee; when that relationship ceased, the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Employment Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 3499
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: April, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 396

Question: Working in the law. UK graduates and their obstacles in success.

Answer: As far as the solicitors’ profession is concerned, most firms who provide training to future solicitors have selection procedures which aim to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2005
  • Date submitted: February 08, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3721

Question: ‘The WTO has successfully managed to settle disputes between the member states.’

Critically evaluate this statement with reference to recent case law.

(International Economic Law Assignment)

Answer: Fifteen years have passed since the WTO dispute settlement system became operational. Since then, it has been the most prolific of all...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2616
  • Date submitted: February 15, 2011
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3631

Question: To what extent have recent decisions of the House of Lords clarified the circumstances in which a person may plead ‘undue influence’ as a defence to a mortgagee seeking to exercise its remedies under the mortgage?

Answer: The law of undue influence may be called in aid by a mortgagor seeking to avoid the consequences of a mortgagee’s exercise...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2881
  • Date submitted: March 09, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2388

Question: Analyse the methods by which legal and equitable mortgages might be created since 1925. What was the purpose of the 1925 reforms?

Answer: All land has an economic value, and a mortgage is one of the most effective ways by which an owner may realise...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2182
  • Date submitted: November 27, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2326

Question: To what extent is it possible to predict the circumstances in which a plea of proprietary estoppel will be successful and the consequences thereof for the person against whom the estoppel operates?

Answer: The exact purpose or role of proprietary estoppel is a matter of some debate. On the one hand, and in similar fashion...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2006
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2322

Question: “In spite of the many policy failures we have recounted, we remain convinced that diversion and decarceration are desirable and achievable goals”.

Critically evaluate the effectiveness of community forms of punishment in the context of these stated goals.

Answer: The simple truth is that prisons do not work, either as effective punishment or as a means of ensuring the safety and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 3285
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 419

Question: “In spite of the many policy failures we have recounted, we remain convinced that diversion and decarceration are desirable and achievable goals”.

Critically evaluate the effectiveness of community forms of punishment in the context of these stated goals.

Answer: The simple truth is that prisons do not work, either as effective punishment or as a means of ensuring the safety and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 3285
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 418

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