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Question: 'It would not be very difficult to show that he phrase ‘rule of law’ has become meaningless thanks to ideological abuse and general over-use.' Shklar. Do you agree with the above statement?

UK TRANSFER PROGRAMME (LAW) ASSIGNMENT-Year 1

Answer: The apparent uncertainty in the western rule of law which is capable of different interpretation by different people, makes an understanding of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2697
  • Date submitted: July 23, 2012
  • Date written: April, 2012
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4234

Question: ‘Privity of contract is dead.’ Discuss.

Answer: The traditional English doctrine of privity contract meant that only a party to the contract can sue on it. Even if the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1196
  • Date submitted: July 23, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4233

Question: Do we really need legal systems?

UK TRANSFER PROGRAMME (LAW) ASSIGNMENT-Year 1

Answer: Legal systems are the rules which govern society. However, the fact that a society is governed by rules does no necessary mean...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2784
  • Date submitted: July 23, 2012
  • Date written: January, 2012
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4232

Question: Smith and Hogan stated that the meaning of intention remains uncertain over time. Evaluate the meaning of intention and to what extent you agree with it.

Answer: This question requires consideration of the meaning of intention in criminal law. Ormerod tends to suggest that, despite the judicial attention, its...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1276
  • Date submitted: July 12, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4209

Question: Explain the defence of Loss of control.

Answer: The law of provocation was repealed by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and replaced with the defence of loss of control....


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 592
  • Date submitted: July 12, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4208

Question: Critically evaluate the doctrine of Separation of powers (SOP) in relation to the three organs of the state.

Answer: The doctrine of Separation of powers(SOP) is fundamental to the organization of a state and to the concept of constitutionalism as it...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1395
  • Date submitted: July 12, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4207

Question: What are the characteristics of the British Constitution that distinguish between ‘constitutions’ and ‘Constitutions’? Which are its sources? Can you briefly define each? Can you tell which of these are legally enforceable in a court of law and which is not?

Answer: Every country has a constitution outlining the principles on how the society will be govern; and is either codified in a single...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 578
  • Date submitted: June 04, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4138

Question: Summarize the combined effects of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 on parliament privileges; do you agree with the notion that these two Acts represent a departure from the principle of absolute sovereignty?

Answer: The Parliamentary  Standards  Act  2009 was enacted to response to the expense scandal, and established the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). New...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 460
  • Date submitted: June 04, 2012
  • Date written: April, 2011
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4137

Question: Seminar 3.2. In Dr. Bonham’s case (AD 1610) – arising from Dr. Bonham’s imprisonment by the President and Censors of the College of Physicians of London – Sir Edward Coke had opined that:
“[I]t appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control Acts of Parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void: for when an Act of Parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such Act to be void.”
Yet contemporary judges are not entitled to declare a statute of parliament void under any circumstances. In an ideal world which view should prevail and why?

Answer: In Dr. Bonham's Case, Lord Coke’s words were a catalyst for what later became known as a judicial review and the foundation...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 485
  • Date submitted: June 04, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4136

Question: Summarize the main provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and its importance for the relationship between the judiciary and executive parts of the UK government.

Answer: The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 provisions affect several institutions in the United Kingdom. The Act is separated into three divisions: the first...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 559
  • Date submitted: June 04, 2012
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4135

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