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Question: ‘It is becoming increasingly difficult to predict whether in any particular case the courts will or will not adhere to the principle of separate corporate personality as confirmed in Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd (1897).’

Do you agree with this statement?

Answer: The principle of separate corporate personality has been firmly established in the common law since the decision in the case of Salomon...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Commercial Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2684
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2007
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3300

Question: In Rylands v Fletcher (1865) Lord Cairns stated that, ‘liability thereunder would only arise when the accumulation amounted to a non-natural use of the land’.

Explain fully what is meant by this concept and trace its development in case law to the present day.

Answer: This rule in Rylands v Fletcher originated in the tort of nuisance in the nineteenth century during the industrial revolution. It was...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2538
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3299

Question: Using relevant examples, critically assess the extent to which existing procedures enable Parliament to obtain an explanation of ministerial departmental conduct and if necessary force remedial action.

Answer: Scrutiny of the government and administration is done by; parliamentary questions, debates, select committees, national finance and scrutiny of the legislative function...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2072
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2771

Question: To what extent do Scottish citizens enjoy freedom of assembly and association?

Answer: The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was drawn up in 1950; it recognised that there was a balance to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2220
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2755

Question: Gladstone told Parliament that its business was “not to govern the country but to call to account those who govern it”.

Discuss and illustrate this statement.

Answer: The Convention of collective cabinet responsibility emphasises the unanimity of government and its accountability to Parliament. Bagehot in 1887, called the cabinet...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1542
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2751

Question: 'The devolution of power to the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales has removed both legal and political power from London.'

Evaluate this statement.

Answer: Devolution defined in 1973 by the Royal Commission on the Constitution as ‘the delegation of central government powers without the relinquishment of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2747
  • Date submitted: April 25, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2735

Question: ‘THE CONVENTIONS GOVERNING MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY ARE UNCERTAIN IN SCOPE AND INADEQUATE TO PROVIDE PROPER SAFEGUARDS AGAINST INCOMPETENCE OR IMPROPRIETY.’ DISCUSS.

Answer: As we have learnt from out study of conventions, it would be very difficult to track down every convention relevant to ministerial...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2142
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2708

Question: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM?

Answer: In order to define our own constitution, it is primarily necessary to define what a constitution is in general. Typically, a constitution...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1870
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2707

Question: Does the UK have a constitution? Does it matter?

Answer: A Constitution can be defined as the rules and practices that determine the composition and functions of the organs of central and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1402
  • Date submitted: May 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2698

Question: Assess the extent to which the various current proposals to reform the House of Lords have been successful and to what extent might such reforms achieve a more democratic and independent situation.

Answer: The most radical reforms, or proposed reforms, taking place in Britain can clearly be seen to be within the House of Lords...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1471
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2694

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