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Question: A corporation has been defined as ‘an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility’.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911.

Discuss the extent to which you consider, nearly a century later, that criticism is still applicable to modern companies under present-day laws.

Answer: In order to discuss the extent to which a company can be said to be ‘an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility’ it is important to note that a...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Commercial Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3535 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 60

Question: A crime is not a crime without an act, and usually it should be voluntary. Discuss.

Answer: Actus Reus is recognised in the English legal system as the physical element of a crime; in other word, an act. A crime is not a crime without an act, and usually...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2560 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2011 | Date submitted: April 10, 2011 | Coursework ID: 760

Question: A critical oversight into the development of unfair dismissal.

Answer: Before the departure from the common law, the actions in relation to unfair dismissal were mainly in favour of the employer, as they didn’t have to justify their reasons. In 1964, government...


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Details: - Mark: 76% | Course: Employment Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2468 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: January 05, 2014 | Coursework ID: 826

Question: A critical review of the article ‘Prisoners, Politics and the Polls: Enfranchisement and the Burden of Responsibility’ by C. Behan and I. O’Donnell. (2008)

The University of Sheffield
Module Code: LAW133 Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice (20 credits)

Answer: The disenfranchisement of prisoners is one of the most debated topics in the 21st century. The article ‘Prisoners, politics and the polls ’ written by C. Behan and I. O’Donnell focuses on...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2749 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2016 | Date submitted: November 16, 2016 | Coursework ID: 1005

Question: A minority shareholder has no right to relief under s.459 Companies Act 1985 where her only complaint is that her relationship with her fellow shareholders has irretrievably broken down. This absence of relief is neither fair, nor economically desirable. 65%

Discuss.

Answer: The Companies Act 1985 allows a minority shareholder to apply for court-sanctioned relief where her interests as a member of a company have been unfairly prejudiced. Its development has provided an alternative...


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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Commercial Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2191 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2003 | Date submitted: February 15, 2009 | Coursework ID: 205

Question: A practice assignment on the three certainties.
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Answer: Cheryl has left a will with which she has appointed Simon and Louis to be her executors and trustees, thus making them legal owners of her estate to manage according to her...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Equity and Trust Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1426 | References: No | Date written: November, 2011 | Date submitted: December 04, 2011 | Coursework ID: 704

Question: a) Describe in outline the effect of the Human Rights Act, 1998(HRA). b) Explain and discuss one aspect of the HRA or Convention which you think will have or has had an important effect in the past year. c) Explain how you went about your research, and why you chose your topic.

Answer: The 1998 Act is a vitally important piece of constitutional legislation and a significant step forward in the protection of human rights within the United Kingdom. In fact, the Human Rights Act...


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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1624 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 385

Question: A, dominus, sold and delivered (by traditio) res mancipi to B who sold and delivered it to C from whom it was stolen by D who sold and delivered it to E who bought in good faith. Each of the above transactions took place on consecutive days. Explain the rights and duties of A, B, C, D and E.

Answer: A (Aulus) is the lord and master of his property, dominus. For Aulus to have dominium, he would have to have commercium – he would have to be a Roman citizen; have...


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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Roman Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 789 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 22, 2008 | Coursework ID: 183

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 our unwritten constitution, must rank as a constitutional right. It...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Public Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2556 | References: Yes | Date written: April, 2004 | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 31

Question: Access the view that the House of Lords lacks legitimacy and authority and needs further reforms.

Answer: The Parliament of the United Kingdom is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories. The Parliament of the United Kingdom is bicameral with an...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1629 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: December 19, 2013 | Coursework ID: 808


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