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Question: Should tribunals be abolished, reformed or are they a desirable means of resolving disputes?

Answer: Tribunals were mainly a twentieth century phenomenon, taking a variety of forms as they have become established in different areas of government...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2149
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 613

Question: If the United Kingdom has a constitution at all, its central pillar is the principle of parliamentary sovereignty.” Discuss. (Your answer should have particular regard to the UK’s membership of the European Community/Union.)

Answer: A constitution is “the body of fundamental doctrines and rules of a nation from which stem the duties and powers of the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2522
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 604

Question: What is the function of a jury and should the right to jury trial be restricted?

Answer: The purpose of this essay will be to explore the function of the jury and its role within the Criminal Justice System....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2135
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 599

Question: The present law on recklessness is confused and unfair discuss.

Answer: An underlying principle of criminal law is that a person should not be punished unless he or she has committed either the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 3051
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 573

Question: We do not need the changes to the law of rape that the Sexual Offences Bill will introduce. While the enhanced protection for victims of rape is desirable, undermining the very nature of the British criminal justice is too high a price to pay.

Discuss with reference to mens rea.

Answer: Rape is an extremely serious crime that can have a devastating impact on its victims and as such it carries a maximum...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1373
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2003
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 571

Question: ‘Public order has always been an area in which governments have been tempted to assert their authority by responding to particular events with legislation …’ The enactment of legislation may, however, have more to do with ‘the symbolic affirmation of a political commitment to enforcing public order, maintaining public authority and expressing support for the agencies of control than it has to do with instrumental changes in criminal law.’ Discuss.

Answer: Public Order is, conceptually, a very indistinct subject. A clear division between public order and all other criminal law is not possible....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2602
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 570

Question: The current legal definitions of intention and recklessness are not entirely successful in ensuring that those, and only those, who are deserving suffer punishment for their wrongdoing.

Discuss with particular reference to murder and criminal damage.

Answer: The mens rea of murder is known as ‘malice aforethought’. This means that the accused must have either intended death or GBH....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1979
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 565

Question: ‘The mens rea of murder-leave it alone.’ Discuss.

Answer: The requirement of mens rea, which literally translates as ‘guilty mind’, involves that the defendant must not only intend to agree on...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2047
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 554

Question: Critically examine the defence of provocation. Including the implications of the House of Lords’ decision in Morgan Smith [2000] 3 WLR 654.

Answer: The defence of provocation is a partial defence, pertinent only to murder. If successfully pleaded, liability is reduced to manslaughter. For the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 3743
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 549

Question: Terms are implied into contracts on many occasions by both statute and common law. To what extent is this done in an attempt to protect the consumer?

Answer: The terms of a contract describe the duties and obligations that arise under the agreement. Although a term has not been expressed...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 1844
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 514

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