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Question: CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDY

Sara was teaching her husband, Tom to drive but he was a slow learner frequently subjected to excessive criticism by Sara and there were numerous arguments between them. During the course of a lesson, Sara suggested to Tom that he was not using the clutch properly. Tom made no reply but, a few minutes later, suddenly steered the car off the road into a ditch....Analyse the facts above to show whether and how Tom may be guilty of Sara’s murder.
How might he seek to reduce his liability for her death?

(b) (i) Explain the elements of the different forms of “involuntary” manslaughter
(ii) Consider whether Tom is guilty of the manslaughter of Walter, examining any arguments which may be raised in Tom’s favour.

Answer: (a) Define Murder To establish Tom’s liability for the murder of Sara, The Prosecution has to firstly prove that Tom caused the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1559
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 548

Question: CRIMINAL LAW CASE STUDY
Ann’s husband and children were killed in a fire two years ago. Since that time, Ann had experienced severe bouts of anxiety and depression for which she was received medical treatment.....Subsequently, she drove the car for about a mile and stopped it by some waste-land on which a number of children including Howard were playing. In a complete daze, she walked away leaving the engine running. Howard got into the car and crashed it into a wall whilst attempting to drive it. He later died from his injuries.

(a) Discuss the liability of Ann for the murder of Barbara.
(b) Discuss the liability of Ann for the manslaughter of Howard

Answer: Murder has been defined as the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought by any man of sound mind and...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1286
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 547

Question: ‘Attempts to impose criminal liability for manslaughter on companies are both futile and misguided’. Discuss.

Answer: ‘A company may be vicariously liable for the negligent acts or omissions of its servants and agents, but for a company to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Criminal Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2767
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 538

Question: Law of Obligations 1 – Contract CASE STUDY

Joe bought a house from the local authority at an auction last year. He obtained a mortgage from Biggest and Best Building Society, after his purchase Joe discovered that features had been removed and that major structural damage was done. As Joe examined his paperwork he found that auctioneers accept no liability for any incorrect information and acknowledged that the survey documents were only intended for the sole use of the building society.

Advise Joe if he has a valid claim against the auctioneers, the local authority and Anita and, if so, what are the grounds upon which he could sue.

Answer: Misrepresentation is the area of law that Joe is faced with as a false statement of fact, has induced him into the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1556
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 534

Question: Contract Law Case Study LLB1 2005/06

Answer: Scarborough Palms Hotel initially advertised the price of a room for two weeks to be £300. In terms of law, this advertisement...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1323
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 531

Question: Outline the basic rule of the law of contract regarding the effective revocation of an offer.

Answer: In the general Law of Contract, there have been five fundamental performances by which an offer can be terminated. Firstly, an offer...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 760
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 526

Question: Examine how the courts have decided on promoter’s liability in relation to pre-incorporation contract.

Answer: As stated above, a pre-incorporation contract is one which is attempted to be made on behalf of a company which is not...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1720
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 525

Question: 'To see leases as contracts is helpful with respect to the original landlord and tenant but not with respect to third parties.' Discuss.

Answer: It is true that comparing leases to contracts is helpful, especially in academic situations when trying to learn their complex structures. When...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1862
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 522

Question: 'In the post-war period...exemption clauses became a by-word for contractual abuse, and have been commonly regarded as a bad thing.' (Adams and Brownsword) - Discuss.

Answer: Yates (1982) defined an exemption clause as, "a clause in a contract or a term in a notice which appears to exclude...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2073
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: February, 1996
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 516

Question: What are the component parts of a valid contract?

Answer: A contract is legally binding, “A promise or set of promises which the law will enforce” . Offer and acceptance are two...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2209
  • Date submitted: February 01, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 513

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