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Question: Critically evaluate the modern approaches to the definition of ‘intention’ in English criminal law.

Answer: In general terms ‘intention’ in English criminal law refers to foresight of particular consequences and a desire to act or failure to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2152
  • Date submitted: January 06, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2468

Question: To what extent did the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 alter significantly the statutory scheme regulating co-owned land?

Answer: Concurrent ownership of land describes the situation where two or more persons are entitled to the simultaneous enjoyment of property, whether that...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2129
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2316

Question: Analyse the way in which third party property rights are protected in unregistered conveyancing. Can we say that the Land Charges Act 1972 was successful?

Answer: Before the 1st January 1926, the conveyancing system in England and Wales was under considerable strain. On the one hand, purchasers of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2103
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2315

Question: “The UK case law has failed to provide coherent guidance for dealing with tax avoidance. The House of Lords has admitted that all attempts at clarification have only raised fresh doubts and further appeals…Under the guise of purposive statutory interpretation the courts are making distinctions based not on the wording of the statute in context, but on external, policy considerations. The judicial approach requires a proper framework, which could be provided by layered legislation, including a principle-based GAAR.”

[Judith Freedman, ‘Interpreting Tax Statutes: Tax Avoidance and the Intention of Parliament’ (2007) LQR 53, 90]

Discuss.

Answer: “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.” John Maynard Keynes. I. Introduction Avoiding tax liabilities...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2352
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1473

Question: McKendrick comments that, despite the enactment of the Minors' Contracts Act 1987, 'the rules of law remain in need of further rationalisation in an effort to provide a better balance between, on the one hand, the protection of minors and, on the other hand, the interests of those who deal in all good faith with them' (Contract Law.)
Do you agree?

Answer: English law adopts a protective approach to the question of minors' contracts (a ‘minor' being any person under the age of 18)....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 1384
  • Date submitted: February 12, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 796

Question: Critically assess the extent to which the individual complaint mechanism allows for the effective protection of human rights under the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. 72%

Answer: After World War II, the reconstruction of Europe was based on the establishment of institutions promoting and restoring those liberal and democratic...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2207
  • Date submitted: February 06, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 664

Question: DISSERTATION OUTLINE, Title: The effect of European Law upon parliament sovereignty.
Hypothesis: The United Kingdom's membership of the European Union has had an impact on the supremacy of the parliament.

Answer: National sovereignty is often used to mean the people, through their national government, govern their own affairs. The UK, a nation which...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 8227
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 441

Question: “The present loose framework for the definition of charity enables the courts and the Charity Commissioners to develop the law in a way which is sensitive to the changing needs of society. The introduction of a statutory definition might put at risk the flexibility of the present law, which is perhaps its greatest strength.”

Assess the accuracy of this claim.

Answer: English law has, for a long time relied upon a judicial understanding of what charity is by looking at which activities previous...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Equity and Trust Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 3587
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: November, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 428

Question: Discuss the extent to which IT may affect the resolution and avoidance of disputes over the next decade and the extent to which solicitors and judges may be affected by such changes. (Mark 72%)

Answer: If Lord Woolf’s ‘Access to Justice: Final Report’ is to be influential in the longer term, it will be because it gave...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: I.T. and the Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 3701
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 403

Question: Case Study

Vivien and Cyril have five children billy aged 13, the son of Vivien’s first husband and a convicted armed robber, twins Sam and Sue, who are 9 and severely dyslexic, bobby who is 6, who is slow and withdrawn and phoebe, their 13 month old baby. Billy is always getting into trouble and has already had a number of informal cautions from the police. Sam and Sue have been statemented under the Education Acts but little has been done for them in a poor school on a OFSTED Warning List. Bobby has failed to reach his developmental milestones and the Health Visitor who has seen him as well as the baby is so worried about all the family that he has told Social Services that a Child Protection Conference should be convened.

Who should be present at the Conference and what issues arising from the Children Act 1989 should be considered? What are Vivien and Cyril’s ‘rights’ under the Act?

Answer: It would appear that there are a number of complex and significant difficulties evident within the family, ranging from the offending behaviour...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 1770
  • Date submitted: January 23, 2009
  • Date written: August, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 266

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