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Question: “The only purpose for which power can be rightly exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. … Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign. ”
[John Stuart Mill, On Liberty]

Critically discuss John Stuart Mill’s liberty principle with reference to the work of other jurists and, where relevant, to current political or legal events. To what extent do you think that the principle continues to influence modern debates about rights?

Answer: In order to critically examine this particular principle and its influence, it is necessary to look at the background of the principle...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 3565
  • Date submitted: February 12, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 760

Question: Should the House of Lords be fully elected? How would election of the House of Lords affect its relationship with the House of Commons?

Answer: The UK legislature is bicameral, that is, comprising of two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1943
  • Date submitted: February 11, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 753

Question: Should the House of Lords be fully elected? How would election of the House of Lords affect its relationship with the House of Commons?

Answer: The UK legislature is bicameral, that is, comprising of two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1943
  • Date submitted: February 11, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 752

Question: “Successive British governments have maintained that human rights are already adequately protected by law in the United Kingdom. You have to look long and hard before you can detect any difference between the English common law and the principles set out in the Convention.”
Assess the accuracy of this claim.

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: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 3691
  • Date submitted: February 11, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 746

Question: ‘In establishing the standard of professional conduct that ought be reasonably adopted by doctors, common law does little more than articulate standards adopted by doctors themselves, it does not impose those of its own.’
Discuss the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: This statement is concerned with the discussion of standard of care. An important point to note when discussing standard of care is...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Medical Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1861
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 739

Question: Within the context of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (known generally as the Construction Act), evaluate the key strengths and weaknesses of the Adjudication provisions.

Speculate, explaining your reasons as to whether Adjudication will actually lead to the resolution of disputes, to the mutual satisfaction of the parties or whether it will become largely discredited over the next decade.

Answer: The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 came into force on 1st May 1998, and dealt with three construction related matters....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1410
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 726

Question: Distinguish between personal licences over land and proprietary interests in land. Show how this definition has been affected by the doctrine of proprietary estoppel. Illustrate your answer with examples from case law.

Answer: The potential proprietary status of a contractual licence has been a matter of dispute for a long time, with a case law...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1931
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 724

Question: ‘Few guidelines for the determination of individual cases, the facts of which are never replicated, have stood so long in our family law.’
Assess this claim. 65%

Answer: This was the proposition of Thorpe LJ in the case of Payne v Payne when considering the case law guidance that exists...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1257
  • Date submitted: February 06, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 649

Question: European Union Law Case Study. John has been dismissed due to Nature Trails’ insolvency. The dismissal was not on unfair grounds, however, the issue arises is the fact that Johns’ Arrears will not be paid due to the company’s lack of funds. John does not have a right under the Act as it does not cover personal liability of directors, but may do so under the European Communities Law.

The problem that arose is the UK’s Authorities failure to implement the Directive fully. The supremacy of the European Communities (EC) Law raises numerous arguments as to the implementation of a Directive by a member state. Why is the EC Law paramount of the national laws and how can it ensure that John is adequately compensated?

Answer: Primary law takes the form of Treaty Articles and secondary law means legislation passed by the institutions . They are introduced into...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2822
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 647

Question: Explain what is meant by judicial activism. Was activism on the part of the ECJ ever justified and is it a feature of the ECJ’s current jurisprudence? Use relevant case law to illustrate your answer.

Answer: “Judicial agencies have a peculiar power to enlist obedience and impose control, essentially . . . because they meet a deeply felt...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2179
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 640

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