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Question: “...duress does not negate the existence of consent but is based upon a finding that the victim had no other realistic option available other than to agree.”
Poole, Jill ‘Textbook on Contract Law’ (10th edn OUP, Oxford 2010) page 565
Task: Examine the above statement in view of economic duress in English contract law, and compare it to the concept of duress in Malaysia.
Answer: Everyone has the freedom to enter into a contract. A contract can only be legally binding if the parties enter into the contract with free consent and voluntarily. No one can be...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3821 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2012 | Date submitted: January 28, 2015 | Coursework ID: 899
Question: Adjustments to the Constitution of the United Kingdom are needed to face the various challenges of the 21st century.
Evaluate any four constitutional reforms undertaken in the United Kingdom to face the challenges of the 21st century. Draw a comparison with the position in Malaysia.
Answer: Constitution is a set of rules which governs an organization. Turpin defined constitution as ‘a set of rules, conventions and practices which regulate and qualify the organization and the operation of the...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3521 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2012 | Date submitted: January 28, 2015 | Coursework ID: 898
“Stalking to be made specific criminal offence – Cameron”
“Social network sites 'have duty' to stop cyberstalking”
“Denbighshire man harassed former partner on Facebook”
“Man cleared of Facebook stalking”4
The above headlines highlight the issue of stalking and the social media, in particular Facebook.
Discuss the issue of stalking committed via Facebook in relation to the following:
a) Whether the current provisions, in particular the Protection Against Harassment Act 1997, provide for adequate protection in instances of stalking on Facebook;
b) The practical realities involved in proving the actus reus and mens rea of stalking on Facebook if it is criminalized.
Answer: In the 21st century, it is not surprising that the Internet has evolved into an indispensable medium of communication in our daily life. It is a global medium without borders which connects...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3206 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2012 | Date submitted: January 27, 2015 | Coursework ID: 900
Question: ‘In a criminal trial evidence of the defendant\'s good character should indeed be admissible (as governed by the common law rules). However, in relation to admissibility of the defendant\'s bad character the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 dangerously strike the wrong balance between evidential value and prejudice to the accused\'.
Answer: Based on the quotation given in the question, in order to evaluate whether or not the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (hereafter referred to as ‘the Act’) strikes the wrong...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1492 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2011 | Date submitted: December 28, 2014 | Coursework ID: 897
Question: There are two ways in which corporate governance can be carried out: the effective way and the ineffective way. The ineffective way is a system of soft law like the Combined Code on Corporate Governance in the UK, which was created by consultation with the public companies and which those companies may choose to ignore if they choose to do so. This means in practice that public companies will ignore the code when economic conditions make it desirable to ignore it.” Alastair Hudson, ‘Understanding Company Law’
Critically evaluate this statement. To what extent do you do agree with the views put forward?
Answer: Introduction Corporate governance, as a concept, is not new. It appeared early last century, in the Anglo-Saxon countries following the development of capitalism. Corporate governance is associated with the organization of the...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Company Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3517 | References: Yes | Date written: June, 2010 | Date submitted: December 10, 2014 | Coursework ID: 896
Question: 'There is considerable interest in judicial diversity in contemporary debate about the legal profession but those who argue in favour of diversity often ignore the fact that it will inevitably lead to changes in the way our judges approach the task of judging.'
Answer: In recent years, there has been much debate surrounding the importance of judicial diversity, and a general consensus has emerged that a diverse judiciary that better reflects our society is necessary. Emphasis...
Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1086 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 24, 2014 | Coursework ID: 895
Question: How satisfactorily does English criminal law draw the lines between more and less serious forms of homicide?
Answer: Homicide in general refers to any killing of a person. Death is generally perceived as the worst and most serious harm that can be done to an individual due primarily to the...
Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1344 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 24, 2014 | Coursework ID: 894
Question: ‘A federal system for the UK is not only legally possible, it is politically inevitable.' Discuss.
Answer: Federalism is an organisation of government in which the authority to govern is divided between a central government on the one hand, and a number of constituent regions, provinces, states or other...
Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Public Law | Year: 1st | Words: 867 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 24, 2014 | Coursework ID: 893
Question: ‘The appointment procedure for judges has changed over the years.’
Critically discuss why these changes have been necessary and whether they have been successful.
Answer: It is questionable whether these changes that have been put into place have been sufficient in producing a diverse judiciary. According to the judicial database of 2010 the judiciary is still predominantly...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1002 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 08, 2014 | Coursework ID: 892
Question: ‘The doctrine of judicial precedent directly impinges on the idea of parliamentary sovereignty.’
Critically analyse the statement.
Answer: Therefore, if the facts of a case are materially the same as the facts of a previous case, then the principle or rule used in the previous case should be used to...
Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 662 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: November 08, 2014 | Coursework ID: 891