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Question: The Bruton tenancy can be a true proprietary interest in land because it confers a sufficiently intense degree of control over access. It has a sufficient degree of “propertiness”’.

Discuss.

Answer: Property law is concerned with the relationship which one has with the external world. Property is not a thing, but rather a relationship which one has with a thing. To claim ‘property’...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 1st | Words: 1403 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 22, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1022

Question: Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad infernos (the owner of the land owns everything up to the sky and down to the centre of the earth)

Discuss.

Answer: The Latin maxim concerns the third dimension of land. It is also know as the ad coelom doctrine. This doctrine was first mentioned in the 13th century and it is to no...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 1st | Words: 1604 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 22, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1021

Question: Alan decides to protest against NHS reforms by placing a firebomb in his local hospital. He spends some time working on the bomb to ensure that there will be a delay before it is detonated, so that he can phone in a warning and allow time to evacuate the hospital. Having hidden the bomb in the hospital, he then decides not to ring the police to warn them about the bomb.

The firebomb goes off. Evan is badly burnt in the fire. He is taken to a neighbouring hospital and requires a blood transfusion. Evan has an intense fear of blood, for which he was receiving psychiatric care before the bombing. He refuses the blood transfusion, and dies.

Doris, a member of staff is present when the fire starts. Doris runs away, leaving behind a young child, Toby, who she was treating, because she can’t be bothered to carry him. Toby is severely injured in the blaze. He is kept on life support, unconscious, for six months before doctors decide to discontinue life support, whereupon he dies.

Advise Alan and Doris on their liability for murder. Mark 70%

Answer: To determine their liability for murder, the prosecution needs to establish whether Alan and Doris had the actus reus and mens rea for murder and that these coincided in time. The actus...


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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1431 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: April 19, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1020

Question: Explain the concept of parliamentary supremacy how it became such an important principle of the UK constitution.

What limitations are there to Parliament’s legislative authority? Mark 80%

Answer: Lord Bingham’s account of parliamentary supremacy in Jackson v Attorney General [2005] remains an accurate description of the British constitution: parliamentary legislation is the supreme source of law in the UK. This...


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Details: - Mark: 80% | Course: Public Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1144 | References: No | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: April 19, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1019

Question: Nikolai, a wealthy émigré who was out of favour in his home country, settled permanently at an estate near Windsor. He employed a young nanny by the name of Candy. Having been smitten by Candy’s charms, Nikolai decided to make her a gift of all his shares in Fulchester United Football Club Ltd. In January, Nikolai signed the share transfer form and gave it, along with the share certificates, to his business adviser to arrange the transfer. Nikolai then told Candy that she was now the owner of the shares. The business adviser promptly lost the paperwork.

In February, Nikolai - who was becoming increasingly fearful of an assassination attempt on his life - summoned Candy. He said to her, ‘The key to my safe is hidden in my bedside copy of Master and Margarita. Open the safe and inside you will find my on-line banking password, PIN, card and card-reader. I want you to withdraw a decent sum for yourself if anything happens to me.’ Next day, Nikolai was found dead in his swimming pool.

Nikolai’s will appointed his wife, Olga, as executor and gave all his estate to her.

Advise Candy.

Answer: On the facts it is apparent that Nikolai intended to gift his shares in Fulchester United Football Club Ltd. to Candy and grant her a deathbed bequest of a decent sum of...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Equity and Trust Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2123 | References: No | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: April 19, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1018

Question: If eBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year, why does the UK civil justice system need lawyers?

Answer: The fundamental objective of the UK Civil Justice System is to give citizens a rapid solution to solve legal problems, fair and affordably. It has been historically criticised for being too slow,...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 980 | References: No | Date written: October, 2016 | Date submitted: April 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1017

Question: “Easements arising through implication are a significant potential trap for conveyancers and their clients.”

Discuss, with reference to the relevant law.

Answer: An easement is a right of one piece of land for the benefit of another piece of land. The law relating to easements has become increasingly important in the UKs legal system....


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 1st | Words: 859 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1016

Question: ‘The Judiciary have been so flexible in their application of the maxims of equity, that the maxims themselves have lost any value that they might once have had as a tool for legal certainty.’

Discuss.

Answer: The historical development of common law and equity William the conqueror gained the English throne in 1066 and began standardizing the law. By 1250 a ‘common law’ had been established. Common law...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 1st | Words: 1105 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1015

Question: ‘The law relating to mortgages has successfully maintained a balance between the rights of mortgagees and the protection of mortgagors’.

Discuss with reference to case law and statute.

Grade B

Answer: This essay shall discuss the rights of the mortgagees and the protection of mortgagors in order to established whether there is a successful balance maintained between these parties. A mortgage is a...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 1st | Words: 746 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1014

Question: A case study of J A Pye (Oxford) Ltd and Another v Graham and Another [2002] UKHL 30.

Answer: Introduction This is a case study of J A Pye (Oxford) Ltd and Another v Graham and Another , which is the leading case on the topic of “adverse possession”. The doctrine...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Land law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2783 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2017 | Date submitted: March 29, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1013

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