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Question: The judgement of the Court of Appeal in the Northumbria Police Authority case is difficult to reconcile with orthodox understandings of the rule of law.

Discuss.

Answer: The rule of law deals with the core elements of the relationship between the people and their government, and narrates the processes...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1405
  • Date submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Date written: March, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4780

Question: The presumption of innocence. ‘Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat.’

Answer: "Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies" - is the principle translated from a Latin expression which provides...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Law of Evidence
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 812
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4735

Question: “In the case of personal or physical injury, reasonable foreseeability of harm is usually enough, in accordance with the principle in Donoghue v Stevenson[1932] AC 562, to generate a duty of care. In the case of economic loss, something more is needed.” (Lord Hoffmann in Customs & Excise Commissioners v Barclays Bank [2006] UKHL 28, [31].)

Discuss critically.

Answer: Some cases have shown that a duty of care was not necessarily owed only because there was reasonable foreseeability. For instance, Smith...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2086
  • Date submitted: March 26, 2013
  • Date written: February, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4622

Question: Some commentators have suggested that the best way to deal with the problems of severance is to abolish beneficial joint tenancy entirely.

Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, referring to rules of law and decided cases.

Answer: As Fox LJ explained in AG Securities v Vaughan at 432-433, to create a joint tenancy, one needs to meet the four...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1684
  • Date submitted: March 26, 2013
  • Date written: January, 2013
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4621

Question: Critically evaluate legislation and policies that have been introduced from 2003 onwards, and how, if at all, they have reformed the laws on prostitution.

Answer: This assignment will assess and evaluate the legislation and policies that have been introduced from 2003 onwards, looking to see how, if...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5689
  • Date submitted: March 25, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4612

Question: Advise the executors of Tristan’s estate and Tristan’s agent, Pippa, who lost £300,000 when the concert had to be cancelled, of their rights, if any, in tort.

Answer: When an action is brought against a medical professional for medical negligence they must establish that the medical professional owed a duty...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1555
  • Date submitted: March 10, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4559

Question: ‘The defence of consent relating to non-fatal assaults involving private sexual activity is over-complicated and confusing.’ Assess the accuracy of this claim.

Answer: Consent is generally accepted as a defence to potential offences committed during sexual activity, such as in the case of Slingsby (1995),...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 714
  • Date submitted: March 10, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4558

Question: Study Section 11 and Schedule 2 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. Explain the meaning and significance of the provision in Section 11 Sub-section 4 that deals with a contract term seeking to restrict financial liability to a specific sum. How useful are the guidelines for applying the reasonableness test in Schedule 2.

Answer: Setting a ceiling for compensation however, lessens the chances that a party will claim to have entered the contract under unreasonable circumstances...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 822
  • Date submitted: January 14, 2010
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4419

Question: Explain how the judgement in Hartley v Ponsonby 119 E.R. 1471 builds on the Stilk v Myrick 170 E.R. 1168 case by making a new rule for a new type of situation. Also describe why the case is important in the development of contract law.

Answer: In the case of Stilk v Myrick, it is of note that the agreement between the captain and the crew was a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: European Union Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 840
  • Date submitted: February 17, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4418

Question: In this assignment, I will analyse the two cases and discuss remoteness of damage and how damages can be recoverable in tort and contract law and the legal principles of these two cases. The overlapping area of contract law and tort law is also done in this piece of work.
1) Corr v IBC Vehicles 2008 AC 884
2) Transfield Shipping Inc. v. Mercator Shipping Inc. (The Achilleas) 2009 1 AC 61

Answer: 1) Corr v IBC Vehicles 2008 AC 884 This case deals with remoteness of damage. The issue in this case is whether...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2174
  • Date submitted: November 16, 2010
  • Date written: February, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4385

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