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Question: Criminal Law Case Study
Mick and Steve are keen bodybuilders and regularly work out at the gym. One method they adopt in order to strengthen stomach muscles is for one of them to lie on a bench while the other drops a heavy ball onto his stomach. Reggie, the gym manager, has warned them that he considers this to be a potentially dangerous activity.......
Consider the possible criminal liability arising in the above circumstances.

Answer: The defendants may be liable for causing grievous bodily harm with intent contrary to s. 18 Offences Against Persons Act (OAPA) 1861,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1140
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 546

Question: X, the MD of XYZ Building Services Ltd, is considering drafting a standard set of terms and conditions to use in contracts with his customers.

Write a report for him explaining
(1) What steps he needs to take to ensure that the standard terms are in fact part of any contract he makes with a customer
(2) The extent to which he is free to include any term he wants in his standard terms and
(3) The provisions of contract law about termination and breach of contract which he may wish to take into account when drafting his standard terms.

Answer: In order for the customer and XYZ to be bound by standard terms and conditions there should be a set of criterion...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1462
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 532

Question: ‘As I understand the law, there is no need to look for strict offer and acceptance. You should look at the correspondence as a whole and at the conduct of the parties and see therefore whether the parties have come to an agreement on everything that is material.’
Lord Denning M R Gibson v Manchester City Council (1979) 1 WLR 520(CA)

To What Extent Is This A Correct Statement Of The Law?

Answer: The traditional view of forming an agreement is that there should be a matching offer and acceptance for there to be a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 767
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 524

Question: ‘English law probably does and certainly should recognise a duty to bargain in good faith.’ Discuss.

Answer: In many legal systems there exists a duty for the parties to act in good faith, however English Law has not explicitly...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1180
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 518

Question: In the light of your study of contract law, how effectively do you think those ‘piecemeal solutions’ address ‘demonstrated problems of unfairness’? Would English law be improved by acceptance of a general duty of good faith applicable to the ‘making and carrying out’ of contracts?

Answer: When surveying Europe’s legal landscape, English law’s refusal to incorporate a general duty of good faith identifies it as somewhat of an...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 4100
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 517

Question: Can performance of existing duty amount to consideration?

Answer: Existing duty, does it amount to consideration? Initially we need to understand what consideration means. Consideration is a benefit to the promisor,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1590
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 505

Question: Which two aspects of the doctrine of consideration are most incongruent with common sense and commercial practice? Should this area of law accord with common sense and commercial practice?

Answer: It is generally accepted within the law of contract that the ideal[s] of contractual fairness and liberty should prevail in contractual disputes....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3385
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 499

Question: To what extent, if any, can the courts ensure the fairness of contracts by inserting implied terms?

Answer: Fairness of contracts can be defined in two ways. Firstly, fairness can be defined in a way such that both parties follow...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2060
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 498

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

Answer: The concept of “caveat emptor,” or simply put “buyer beware,” has traditionally been used as the general warning to consumers as a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1275
  • Date submitted: January 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 480

Question: Assess the changes in the current public entertainment licensing legislation (Licensing Act 2005), their purposes and effects.

Answer: The current legislation is being overturned in February as the new Licensing Act 2005 comes in. It will cover all the existing...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2718
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 476

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