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Question: Albert and Vicky liked to experiment sexually, so Vicky acquired a bondage kit that they could use at home. Albert put on a leather mask and, at his suggestion, Vicky tied his feet together tightly with a rope, causing him pain. He then helped her to suspend him upside down from the upstairs banister rail. Vicky then heard what sounded like a car crash in the street outside. Leaving Albert swinging, she ran out to see if she could help. When she returned to telephone for an ambulance, she found that Albert had had an attack of previously undiagnosed asthma and had suffocated.

Advise Vicky about her possible liability for homicide.

Answer: In order for a person to commit an alleged criminal act, both the mental element (mens rea) and the act (actus reus) have to be present at the time of the alleged...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1041 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: January 01, 2012 | Coursework ID: 708

Question: Alphie, a minor celebrity, was recently admitted to hospital following an accident in which he damaged his leg. Due to his shock, Alphie lost consciousness shortly after he was brought into the hospital. The doctor who examined him was very concerned, and called the surgeon who decided it was necessary to remove two of Alphie’s toes. When he woke therefore, Alphie was missing his toes and was particularly upset that he had not agreed to this.

During Alphie’s week long stay in hospital to recover, the man in the bed beside him, Jack, was very disruptive. Alphie found this increasingly irritating as he could not sleep. He told Jack to ‘pipe down’ but Jack insisted ‘I’ll do what I like’. At this point Alphie sat up in his bed and shouted, ‘you know, you are very lucky I can’t get up right now, or I swear I would bash your head in.’ In response, Jack, got up from his own bed and grabbing Alphie by the collar whispered menacingly in his face ‘just watch yourself boy, I can hurt you more easily than you can harm me.’ Alphie was left very shaken.

When Alphie’s friend Susan visited she offered to put a sleeping drug in Jack’s water. Alphie agreed and Susan drugged Jack’s water while he was in the bathroom. Seeing her opportunity, Susan also blocked the bathroom door with a hospital trolley, trapping Jack in. Jack was shut in the bathroom for almost 10 minutes, but because he was showering, a hospital porter moved the trolley before he tried to get out. Jack therefore never realised he was trapped. When he drank some water a few minutes later, Jack fell asleep and felt quite poorly when he woke up.

On leaving hospital, Alphie gave an interview to a press reporter. He told her all about his stay in hospital, and joked that he and Susan had ‘got their own back’ on Jack. Since he read this in the newspaper, Jack has suffered depression and nightmares for which he has needed medical treatment.

Advise Alphie and Jack of any claims they may have in tort.

Answer: A may have a claim in battery (the unlawful contact which is direct and intentional (or reckless)). There’s no minimum level of violence which the law will to accept and the force...

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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Tort Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 800 | References: No | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: December 06, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1041

Question: Amber Valley Primary School was closed 6 months ago by Amber Borough Council (ABC), the local education authority, which owns all the land and buildings. The school has been standing empty while ABC attempts to find a buyer for the site. Although ABC placed fencing around the site, local residents reported that youths had broken into the site on a number of occasions.

Last week a group of youths from a nearby young offenders institution, operated by Chigley Services Ltd (CS) under contract to the Home Office, broke into the disused school and set fire to it. The youths had been clearing rubbish from a neighbouring stream and were supposed to have been under the supervision of Justin and Jason, both of whom are CS employees. However, Justin and Jason had gone for a cigarette break and left the youths unsupervised at the time the break-in occurred.

The fire caused damage to neighbouring property including a baker's shop owned by Mark. It is likely to be many weeks before the business can reopen and Mark stands to lose many thousands of pounds in lost profits.

It later transpired that the fire would not have had time to spread to neighbouring property had the Fire Brigade acted more swiftly. The Amber Valley Fire engine was unavailable at the time and another engine had to be dispatched from Leicester. The crew got lost on the way because they put the wrong address in the sat-nav (satellite navigation) device.

Advise Mark in respect of any claims he may have (if any).

Grade A, University of London
LLB, 2nd year, Tort Law

Answer: In this question, we are asked to advise Mark as to the possible claims he might have. On the facts, the defendants are Justin and Jason, Chigley Services and the Fire Brigade....

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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Tort Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3343 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2014 | Date submitted: April 23, 2014 | Coursework ID: 864

Question: An analysis of the concept of law is not a description of what the law is. Do you agree?

Answer: To begin a discourse upon the above statement, a definition of the critical words analysis and description must first be ascertained in order to clarify the question. Analysis refers to “resolve or...

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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Jurisprudence | Year: 1st | Words: 2285 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 20, 2008 | Coursework ID: 135

Question: An evaluation of the nature of the UK constitution.

Answer: The nature of the constitution of the United Kingdom differs from that of many other countries, especially that of America. There are many aspect which demonstrate the nature of the UK constitution....

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2009 | References: Yes | Date written: April, 2013 | Date submitted: November 08, 2014 | Coursework ID: 890

Question: Analyse current UK Law relating to the admissibility of expert opinion evidence in criminal trials.

Answer: As a general proposition, the rule in relation to criminal trials is that opinion evidence is inadmissible; a witness may only testify with regard to facts which he actually perceived and not...

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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Law of Evidence | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3420 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2004 | Date submitted: October 11, 2008 | Coursework ID: 23

Question: Analyse the advantages of Limited Liability, its effect on contract and tort creditors.

Answer: Through having limited liability for companies in a corporate group there are many advantages which encourage this form of structure to take place. Salomon’s principle for a company in a corporate group...

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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Commercial Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1988 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 242

Question: Analyse the evolution and applications of non-fatal offences focusing on the following:
1. Assault and Battery
2. Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm
3. Inflicting a Wound or Grievous Bodily Harm
4. Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

1st Year LLB (hons) at ARU – Criminal Law Paper – 62% confirmed assessment result

Answer: Non-fatal offences embody a wide range of frequently encountered crimes of violence or threats. March 2015 figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)1 showed a 23% increase in ‘violence...

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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2314 | References: Yes | Date written: October, 2015 | Date submitted: May 02, 2016 | Coursework ID: 962

Question: Analyse the extent of consent and when its required in relation to Rosanna giving consideration to both legal and ethical issues. (Problem question text not available)

Year 3 LLB Law undergraduate

Answer: In order for consent to be valid the patient must have capacity, sufficient information and made voluntarily. Consent is important as it’s an essential prerequisite for medical treatment; a competent adult must...

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Details: - Mark: 74% | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2978 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: January 05, 2014 | Coursework ID: 827

Question: Analyse the methods by which legal and equitable mortgages might be created since 1925. What was the purpose of the 1925 reforms?

Answer: All land has an economic value, and a mortgage is one of the most effective ways by which an owner may realise it. Although today the mortgage is most commonly employed to...

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Details: - Mark: 73% | Course: Land law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2182 | References: No | Date written: January, 2009 | Date submitted: May 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 553

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