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Question: Discuss the decision by the House of Lords in White v. White and its impact on ancillary relief cases and the effect of ‘duration of marriage’ on this ‘equality’ mechanism.

Answer: With the provisional divorce rate at fourteen divorces per one thousand married couples , ancillary relief proceedings are playing an important role...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1612
  • Date submitted: July 07, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1811

Question: ‘Salomon v Salomon is an outdated case with little relevance to modern company law.’ Discuss.

Answer: Salomon v Salomon served to establish the principle of corporate personality that ‘forms the cornerstone of company law.’ It is my contention...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1867
  • Date submitted: July 02, 2009
  • Date written: November, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1729

Question: What are the essentials of a valid contract?

Answer: A contract, by definition, is an agreement by two or more parties, which is intended to be legally binding and supported by...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1375
  • Date submitted: July 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1728

Question: ‘The English courts only pretend to respect patient autonomy. In any difficult case, the judges prefer the doctors’ judgement of the patient’s best interests.’ Discuss.

Answer: Self governance or autonomy fundamentally depends on the capacity to make ones own decisions. Mentally competent people are said to enjoy the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2770
  • Date submitted: February 12, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 764

Question: To what extent does international law protect the rights of women who are also members of minority groups?

Answer: International Law refers to the system of rules that are regarded as binding on states and other agents in their mutual relations.Therefore...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: International Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2656
  • Date submitted: February 10, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 698

Question: David Lange, writing in 1981, suggested that ‘the growth of intellectual property in recent years has been uncontrolled to the point of recklessness.’ As a consequence he suggested that the, ‘recognition of new intellectual property interests should be offset by equally deliberate recognition of individual rights in the public domain.’ With reference to copyright law in particular, critically assess the meaning and significance of the, ‘the public domain.’

Answer: Intellectual Property Law has grown grown considerably, due in part to the parellel growth in international trade. The intellectual property law, which...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 4678
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 686

Question: Explain both why the English courts have adopted the purposive approach to statutory interpretation, and illustrate (using decided cases to support your discussion) how this approach may produce results far removed from those which the so-called literal approach would produce.

Answer: In English courts there are two main approaches used when dealing with statutory interpretation, the purposive and literal approach. Both approaches produce...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 3319
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 606

Question: ‘Judges do not make law – they only declare it’

Discuss
Illustrate your answer with reference to at least TWO of the following:
(i) R v R;
(ii) “The Case of the Speluncean Explorers” (Fuller, 1949);
(iii) Ronald Dworkin’s concept of law;
(iv) The Pinochet case;
(v) Lord Steyn’s judgment in R v A (No 2);
(vi) Hurley v Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston

Answer: The function of a judge in any legal system remains a true phenomenon even today. Barristers, solicitors, law students and the general...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 4030
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 596

Question: How do judges interpret statutes?

Answer: To achieve consistency, judges and legal authorities have attempted to establish guiding principles of interpretation. Statute law, unlike case law, provides rules...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1096
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 595

Question: Critically examine the development of on-line pornographic material and its legal regulation. What different types of regulation of this material exist, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of theses forms of regulation?

Answer: The circulation of pornographic material has been an issue for a number of years, long before the introduction of the internet. The...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2183
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 550

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