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Question: LAND LAW PROBLEM QUESTION
Johnson is the sole registered proprietor of 5 Pilchard Way, a semi-detached house. He purchased the property by way of a mortgage. He lived there alone for several years, before meeting Patsy, with whom he embarked upon a whirlwind romance. Johnson decided to ask Patsy to move in with him. Patsy agreed. They decided that they should make the house ‘their’ space, by re-decorating it from top to bottom. This included not only painting all of the rooms in soft pastel colours, but also installing a breakfast bar in the kitchen (Johnson and Patsy originally met over breakfast in a swish Bloomsbury café).

At that time, Johnson worked as a lecturer. Patsy, having recently finished her PhD, was trying to get an academic job. This meant that, whilst Johnson paid for the paint and materials to build the breakfast bar, it was Patsy who actually did all of the painting, and built the bar in the kitchen. Impressed with the work Patsy had done, Johnson told her, ‘You have really made this our home. We will share it together forever. I want you to share ownership of the house with me.’ However, Johnson never contacted the Land Registry to make Patsy a joint tenant.

A few months after this, Patsy had some luck in finding work, becoming a part-time tutor at a famous Bloomsbury university. She used her earnings to pay the utility bills at 5 Pilchard Way, as well as to buy shrubs and trees to plant in its garden. Over breakfast one morning, Johnson suggested that, as they will be together forever, they should open a joint bank account, and have their wages paid into this. Patsy agreed, feeling secure in the love and care emanating from Johnson. Despite this, they never actually got around to opening the joint account, and continued to keep separate bank accounts instead.

A couple of years later, Patsy had an idea: she and Johnson should record lectures and talks, and then make these available online to paying subscribers. After some early experiments, it seemed that the project would work. Patsy used her savings to buy more sophisticated cameras and microphones, and converted the spare room in 5 Pilchard Way into a hi-tech cyber-recording booth. Patsy and Johnson both used this new facility to record their lectures. Interest in their lectures grew around the world, and the subscriptions soon added up to a substantial income. The money from subscribers was paid directly into Johnson’s account but, as he told Patsy, it is ‘our money’.

On the 6th anniversary of Patsy moving in to 5 Pilchard Way, she awakes to a nasty surprise: on the breakfast bar is a note from Johnson. It says that Johnson is moving abroad, as he really needs to find himself. He thanks Patsy for all of the joy and opportunity for personal growth that she has given him, but that it is now time to move on. Johnson has left a cheque for £6,000 on the breakfast bar, writing that this is to help Patsy ‘set herself up somewhere else’. In a post-script, he adds that 5 Pilchard Way has been sold, and that Patsy will need to vacate by the end of the month. Patsy subsequently learns that Johnson is travelling in Europe with one of his PhD students. 5 Pilchard Way has been sold to Benji, a lecturer in the same department as Johnson.

Advise Patsy as to any claim she may have to 5 Pilchard Way.

Answer: I have been asked to advise Patsy as to any claim she may have in the property, 5 Pilchard Way. She has...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3544
  • Date submitted: May 02, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7342

Question: ‘Human rights law is of no assistance in dealing with homelessness.’ Discuss.

Answer: Human rights has the potential to be of a great assistance in dealing with homelessness, but an array of legislation, traditions in...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3497
  • Date submitted: May 02, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7341

Question: Task 1 Effective client interviews.
This presentation will provide you with an overview of the skills that are necessary to deliver an effective client interview. Effective, client focused interviews will produce results and strengthen our organisation.

Task 2 Eight sources of research that would provide me with an eclectic mix of research relating to the impact of the Education and Skills Act 2008.

Task 3 Job application.

Foundation in legal skills portfolio April 2015 1st year LLB (Hons) ARU Confirmed assessment result-
72%

Answer: Task 2 1) A Adonis Education, Education, Education: Reforming England’s Schools Biteback Publishing London 2012 Andrew Adonis was heavily involved in the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Legal Practice Course
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2670
  • Date submitted: May 02, 2016
  • Date written: October, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7338

Question: Problem question: Nuisance
Luke obtained planning permission to build a petrol station and garage on a plot of land he owned. He also had on display an exhibition of cars from the 1950s. Mary bought the garden centre next door. She often sprayed part of the garden with an insecticide, and the wind sometimes carried this over to Luke’s garage. The insecticide is harmless to the paintwork of modern cars, but has a gradually corrosive effect on the paintwork used in the 1950s.

This was not widely known and was unknown to Mary. Angered by the effect on his car, Luke allowed his car wash to operate all night, disturbing Mary’s sleep and upsetting her pet dogs. Oil from a tank in Luke’s garage seeped into the soil. Luke had not known when he bought the land that there was a channel running under his garage, which carried the oil into Mary’s garden centre and killed a number of her valuable plants.

Advise Luke and Mary.

Answer: In this question we need to discuss a detailed analysis on law relating to Nuisance and the law of Rylands v Fletcher....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1681
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7310

Question: Problem question: Psychiatric harm
Jessica is a patient at the Brightnew Hospital. As she is not responding to conventional treatment for her condition, her consultant, Karen, suggests that they try a new drug. Karen knows that there is some possibility from early trials that this can lead to depression, but decides not to warn her of this. Jessica agrees to the treatment.

She appears to be responding well physically but, a week after the treatment started, she left the ward unobserved, climbed to the roof of the building and jumped to the ground. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to the emergency ward. Her mother Loraine was summoned but, when she arrived two hours later, she was told that Jessica had just died. Loraine suffered a severe psychiatric reaction. Medical experts are unable to say whether the new drug caused Jessica to commit suicide. 


Advise Loraine on her own and Jessica’s behalf.

Answer: In this question we need to discuss law relating to negligence and the law on psychiatric harm in relation to primary and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1524
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7309

Question: Property Law Assignment

Problem Question: A few years ago Elijah, Mitchell, Anisah, Dirk and Shabaz bought a country cottage together to use as a Bed & Breakfast. Shabaz was going to move in, with her boyfriend Julius, and run the business, whilst it was an investment for the others. Elijah contributed 20% of the purchase price, Mitchell 20%, Anisah 25%, Dirk 25% and Shabaz 10%. They were registered as joint tenants and declared that they held title in trust for themselves as joint tenants.

Last year Elijah was posted abroad and sold his beneficial interest in the cottage to Mitchell.
In January Mitchell told Shabaz and Dirk that he wanted to move away too, and offered to sell his interest in the cottage to them. Shabaz replied that she and Julius “would immediately start saving so that they can take him up on his offer”.

In February Dirk decided to begin a new life in Australia and wrote to the Mitchell, Anisah and Shabaz saying he has decided to leave the rat race and wanted to get his money as soon as possible. He wanted them to send his money on as soon as they could. He sent the letters by registered post. The postman met Shabaz whilst walking to the cottage and gave her the letters. She put them in her bag but then forgot to open them. Sadly Dirk was killed on his way to the airport and he left all his property to Anisah.

(a) Advise parties as to their interests in the cottage.

(b) If the cottage was sold now, how would the proceeds of sale be divided?

(c) How, if at all, would your advice differ in EACH of the following ALTERNATIVE circumstances:
(i) The property was conveyed into their joint names but no reference to any trust was made in the conveyance;
(ii) Mitchell was adjudged bankrupt.

NB The word limit is strict. Declare your word count on the front sheet of your answer, including footnotes but not bibliography.

Answer: In land law, when a property is purchased by more than one person, it is classed as a co-ownership. The interest of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2813
  • Date submitted: April 17, 2016
  • Date written: November, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7299

Question: DISCUSS COMMON LAW AND CIVIL LAW TRADITIONS.

Answer: There are two major types of legal system, among the many in the world. The common law system and the civil law...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Common Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1461
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7255

Question: Does judicial precedent stunt the development of law?

Answer: The doctrine of judicial precedent lies at the heart of the English legal system. The English legal system which is the original...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1549
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2016
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7254

Question: Critically evaluate the tests for certainty of objects in the law of trusts and assess whether developments in the last half century have had a positive or negative impact on the law.

Answer: There are three requirements that must exist in order for there to be a valid trust. These are considered to be the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Equity and Trust Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2502
  • Date submitted: March 24, 2016
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7241

Question: Is the rule of law, as enforced by courts, the ultimate controlling factor on which our constitution is based?

Week 4 – Rule of Law

Answer: There was little disagreement when Craig claimed that ‘the rule of law is rightly regarded as a central principle of constitutional governance.’...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1211
  • Date submitted: January 07, 2016
  • Date written: March, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7051

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