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Question: Discuss the extent to which the omnipotence or sovereignty of Parliament's power to legislate is reigned in by practicality.

Answer: In Britain, the Monarch had been sovereign before the 17th and 18th century but it was passed to Parliament who took the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2595
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 447

Question: ACCESS HINDERED! A critical examination of ‘Standing’ in the field of Judicial Review.

Answer: A principle of English law is that every citizen has a basic right to unimpeded access to the courts which, even in...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2549
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: December, 1998
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 425

Question: Where does ultimate power lie in the UK constitution?

Answer: Most European nations have written constitutions; a single document which can be referred to in isolation. Unusually for a major western democracy,...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2084
  • Date submitted: January 28, 2009
  • Date written: April, 1999
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 413

Question: Describe the features of the UK Constitution and discuss whether its uniqueness in Europe should necessarily lead to the approval of a written Constitution.

Answer: In this essay will emphasise the characterisation of the United Kingdom’s constitution position in Europe as ‘unique’. The sole purpose for having...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2321
  • Date submitted: July 02, 2011
  • Date written: March, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3835

Question: The regular introduction of public order legislation and the inexorable increase in police powers over the last fifteen years means that all public protest has potentially become criminal activity. Discuss

Answer: The constitution of the United Kingdom is different to that of the majority of democratic sovereign nations in that it is un-written/codified...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 3002
  • Date submitted: April 05, 2011
  • Date written: March, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3666

Question: ‘Any proposal for the reform of the composition of the House of Lords ought logically to begin by asking what it is we expect the House of Lords to do and to tailor composition to function.’

Discuss, giving an account of the existing forms of public business conducted by the House of Lords.

Answer: The upper house of the United Kingdom, its “revising and leisured legislature ”, is an unelected, democratically unaccountable institution. The origins of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 1488
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2730

Question: ‘If the separation of powers was a reality in the British constitution, governmental and judicial arrangements would require major modification.’

Discuss.

Answer: The doctrine of Separation of Powers is fundamental to the constitution of most modern states. This doctrine states that, in order to...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1379
  • Date submitted: November 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2728

Question: Outline and evaluate the tort of defamation.

Answer: Defamation is an infringement imposed on the freedom of speech, which seeks to protect the rights of people’s privacy and reputation. Defamatory...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 2630
  • Date submitted: February 11, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 750

Question: CASE STUDY. At approximately 1pm on the 3rd March 2006, Mr Morgan was addressing a crowd of about 3,000 people at a public meeting, amongst whom were two hundred young persons, positioned together immediately in front of the speaker's platform.......Advise Mr Morgan regarding his potential liability (if any) under the Public Order Act 1986 and also advise whether or not he has committed a breach of the peace. Mr Morgan also wishes you to advise him regarding any action he might have against the police under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Answer: To advise Mr Morgan the following law must be considered, breach of the peace, Public Order Act 1986 and Human Rights Act...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2960
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 448

Question: Judicial Review is concerned not with the decision but with the decision making process. Explain and evaluate this statement.

Answer: Judicial Review (JR) is a core element of administrative and public law. It is not available for private law disputes. JR is...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Public Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2542
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 376

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