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Question: Criminal Law Case Study

Alan aged 9 years old sustained a blow to the head when he fell over a heap of stones left by bob, a builder. On a pavement outside cliffs house where bob had been working. Alan became unconscious and was rushed to hospital Alan suffered brain damage as a result.

When Dan, Alan’s father, heard what had occurred. He telephones cliff saying 'I am coming round to sort you out' cliff was annoyed but as an ex boxer he was not frightened by the threat. Dan went to cliffs house and cliffs wife Elsa opened the door, unaware of Dans threat, she admitted Dan into her house. Dan pushed her out of the way but Dan had no intention of harming her. Inside, Dan hit cliff over the head with a poker and cliff was concussed.

Discuss the potential liabilities of Bob and Dan.

Answer: Non-fatal offences against the person are offences which invoke violence against a particular person. These different offences are contained in the Offences...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 674
  • Date submitted: August 07, 2011
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3852

Question: “The conventional view (of criminal law) regards it as exceptional, and as requiring special justification, for the criminal law to impose duties to assist other individuals.” A. Ashworth, The Scope of Criminal Liability for Omissions (1989)

To what extent does this statement reflect the law relating to criminal liability for omissions?

Answer: An omission is basically a failure to act. A. Ashworth is trying to say that only under very special circumstances do the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1173
  • Date submitted: August 07, 2011
  • Date written: October, 2010
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3851

Question: ‘It is impossible to find a unified legal basis for the doctrine of the resulting trust’.
Discuss.

Equity and Trusts - Summative Assignment 2010/2011

Answer: It is important first and foremost to define the term trust according to Gardner on his book introduction to the law of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Equity and Trust Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2703
  • Date submitted: June 30, 2011
  • Date written: January, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3834

Question: "It is one of the great ironies of constitutional law that Montesquieu’s theory is in fact based on a misunderstanding of the UK’s constitution. … while recent reforms have secured the structural independence of the judiciary, there is a considerable overlap of both personnel and function between Parliament … and Government … The UK’s constitution exhibits a fusion, not a separation of powers."

(Nick Howard, Beginning Constitutional Law, Routledge, 1st Edition, 2013)

With reference to both:
(i) the relationships between the three institutions (or powers) and
(ii) relevant case law;

Evaluate the accuracy of Howard’s comment.

LLB CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Constitutional Law and Human Rights, BPP University.

Answer: Separation of Powers In the UK the Separation of Powers is a doctrine political, which it puts forward as a preparation of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1825
  • Date submitted: September 18, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6779

Question: By the use of case law, critically assess the extent to which the domestic courts have used the Human Rights Act 1998 to enhance the protection of human rights in domestic law.

Answer: The United Kingdom is a dualist system of government which requires some special procedure in order for international law to apply. As...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2070
  • Date submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3718

Question: “Critically examine the changes brought about in the law by the provisions of the Occupiers Liability Act 1984. To what extent do these changes constitute an improvement upon the common law?”

Answer: The law concerning the liability of an occupier has been regulated by the Occupiers Liability Act’s 1957 & 1984 which were developed...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Tort Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2329
  • Date submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3717

Question: SHOULD THE FATHER OF AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD BE GIVEN PARENTAL RIGHTS?

Answer: In English law, there is a distinction between those born inside marriage, classed as legitimate, and those born outside marriage, classed as...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Family Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1151
  • Date submitted: October 07, 2011
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3899

Question: DISSERTATION TITLE: PRIVACY

CHAPTER 1: CONFIDENCE AND PRIVACY

(1) Is there a tort of privacy?
(2) Analysing the elements of the potential tort
(3) The private law tort of invasion of privacy in other jurisdictions.
(4) Proposals for a new tort
(5) Defining the new tort.
(6) Breach of Confidence
(7) Which types of activities or information constitute “Private Life”?

CHAPTER 2: THE IMPACT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

(1) Media law, Privacy and Human Rights
(2) Human Rights, Privacy and recent cases

CHAPTER 3: HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MEDIA REGULATORS?

(1) How extensively is privacy protected?
(2) The Regulatory Codes
(i) The Press Complaints Commission (PCC)
(ii) Private places
(iii) Procedural drawbacks of the PCC
(3) TV and Radio
(i) The Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC)
(ii) Procedural drawbacks of the BSC
(iii) The Independent Television Commission (ITC) and the
Radio Authority
(iv) OFCOM
(v) Survey
(vi) Is there a need for reform?

CONCLUSION
APPENDICES
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Answer: Similar to the rest of the Convention, Article 8 is interested in providing guarantees against the activities of the government or other...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 12832
  • Date submitted: March 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 3677

Question: Evaluate the different ways in which a contract can be brought to an end (terminated), and comment on their respective effectiveness.

Answer: A contract becomes discharged once both parties have fully performed their contractual obligations. If one party does not fully perform the contract...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1145
  • Date submitted: April 21, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3664

Question: Business Law Case Study

Bert is a retired university law lecturer. He bought a “Compact” lap top computer from his local PeeCee Universe shop.

The computer worked reasonably well for a couple of months but then started to crash repeatedly. Bert lost valuable work (as well as his patience!). It turned out that it had a faulty hard drive. Bert is wondering whether he should seek “repair or replacement” pursuant to section 48B Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended.

Advise Bert as to the ambit of these rights.

Answer: If the seller commits a breach of any of his obligations under the contract, the buyer is entitled to damages for any...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Business Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1327
  • Date submitted: March 24, 2011
  • Date written: March, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3661

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