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Question: 'Intention to create legal relations could be used to replace the doctrine of consideration. There is no reason in principle why a gratuitous promise seriously meant should not be enforced.'

Critically evaluate this statement.

Answer: Before looking at if the intention to create legal relations should be used to replace consideration, it is important to look at...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2299
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 503

Question: Jack has a contract with Acme Builders. Acme Builders are to lay out Jack’s driveway in fancy paving blocks at a cost of £2,000. Jack has agreed that prior to the commencement of the work he will lift and remove the existing two rows of slabs....With full reference to authority advise Jack.

Answer: This case study is concerned with Contract, more specifically the materiality of a breach of contract, and the remedies thus allowable. In...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 2143
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: February, 1996
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 493

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

Assess the cogency of this statement.

Answer: The principle of caveat emptor is a doctrine that was dominant in the English legal system pre-19th century. Its literal translation means...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1773
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 482

Question: ‘Whether intention to create legal relations exists or not is always a question of objective construction by the courts of what the parties said, did or wrote.’ With reference to decided cases, discuss the above statement.

Answer: Below I have discussed the courts objective construction of intention to create legal relation. For a contract to be binding both parties...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 815
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 477

Question: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: THE FORD PINTO CASE, A LEGAL & ETHICAL ANALYSIS.

Answer: Drawing primarily on information presented in Harvard Business School (1984) case 383-129, “Managing Product Safety: The Ford Pinto”, along with supplementary data...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 4962
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 462

Question: Critically discuss the concept of originality. To what extent does it need re-appraisal, particularly in the light of recent European developments?

Answer: Section (1) (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states that copyright subsists in ‘original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 768
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 460

Question: ‘British company law has failed, to come to grips with the problems posed by purely groups of companies, Adams v Cape Industries shows the dark side of this failure’

Explain and discuss this statement.

Answer: The recent investigation into accounting irregularities at Hollinger International has reportedly, “focused upon the $5.5m of so called “non-compete payments” to senior...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1575
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 452

Question: ‘British company law has failed to come to grips with the problems posed by purely groups of companies. Adams v Cape Industries shows the dark side of this failure.’

Explain and discuss this Statement.

Answer: In order to analyse the problems posed by groups of companies in British company law, it is essential to understand that the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1736
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 451

Question: Assess the extent to which the principles of Equity overcame the inherent flaws in the Common Law system.

Answer: Before1066 in Anglo-Saxon times, laws were local and would be enforced in manorial, shire and hundred courts, therefore laws differed around the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1351
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2005
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 442

Question: EUROPEAN UNION ASSESSMENT

Proportionality, legitimate expectations and non-discrimination have all been recognised by the ECJ as general principles.

How and on what basis have those principles been recognised?

(15 Minute Oral Presentation)

Answer: To begin with, general principles of law are legal principles which have derived from the legal traditions of member states. They are...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 1530
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Project
  • Essay ID: 437

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