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Question: ‘The purposive approach to statutory interpretation allows individual judges to give free rein to their personal preferences and prejudices.’ Discuss. (Answer should be illustrated by relevant examples)

Answer: The question at hand here asks do we believe that Judges within our legal system make law. It is common knowledge that...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2456
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 602

Question: Are jurors rational and impartial decision makers? What are the inconsistencies and weaknesses of the jury system in providing ‘justice’?

Answer: The concept of juries has long been embedded in England’s political history as a mechanism to balance the power of the monarch...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1733
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 600

Question: ‘Impartiality is essential to justice and yet partiality can only exist with reference to a set of rules.’ Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: The aims of this essay are to critically discuss the statement, “Impartiality is essential to justice and yet partiality can only exist...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1812
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 593

Question: ‘Judges may use the new context of the Human Rights Act 1998 to develop their own common law principles concerning human rights.’

Discuss and specify:
a) What is meant by the new context of the Human Rights Act 1998?
b) Why and how judges may develop the common law in the context of breach of confidence and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Illustrate your answers by reference to cases decided after the Act came into force.

Answer: Breach of confidence, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary of Law, is either ‘the disclosure of confidential information’, or ‘failure to observe...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Human Rights Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2229
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 592

Question: Consider the conduct of the judges in these instances. What grounds would justify, and what mechanisms would be available for, their dismissal in each case, if it were appropriate?

Answer: When assessing the grounds and procedure for the dismissal of members of the judiciary it is important to establish exactly who the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2216
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 591

Question: What do you consider to be the fundamental differences between the common law and civil law tradition?

Answer: There is an amounting difference between common and civil law traditions and such differences can lead to significant differences in approaching substantive...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2135
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 583

Question: Critically assess how effective employment law is as a means of altering social attitudes.

Answer: To assess how effective employment law is as a means of altering social attitudes I aim to thoroughly examine whether respective legislation...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Employment Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3869
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 580

Question: ‘To what extent does the obligation to maintain mutual trust and confidence ensure fair dealing between the employer and employee in respect of disciplinary proceedings, suspension of an employee and dismissal?’

Mutual trust and confidence:-

Answer: There are certain duties that an employer has to apply to its employee. This is to obtain a mutual obligation of trust...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Employment Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1567
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 578

Question: What is the contribution of case law in defining undertaking and transfer?

Answer: There is no clear definition in law concerning the transfer of undertakings. Much case law exists related to the definition of transfer...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Employment Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 967
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 577

Question: ‘The Probation Service has changed forever from its original aims which were to ‘advise, assist and befriend.’ Discuss this statement in relation to the changing role of the probation Service.

Answer: In order to be in a position to discuss the status of the National Probation Service, it is necessary is to give...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: English Legal System
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2350
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 569

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