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Question: ‘The CRA 2005 has ensured a more meaningful adherence to the doctrine of the separation of powers.’ Explain and evaluate this statement.

Public Law (62%)- The Separation of Powers and Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (1st year LLB)

Answer: The question challenges whether the Constitutional Reform Act (CRA) significantly upholds the separation of powers (SOP). This essay will seek to give value to the statement by assessing whether there is ‘meaningful...

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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2200 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1010

Question: Rita is a diabetic. One morning, on the way to work, she is raped by John. Despite being traumatised by the rape she makes her way to work. A little later, while sitting at her desk, she succumbs to hyperglycaemia, having forgotten to take her insulin due to the trauma of the rape. She becomes very confused. Moeen, a male colleague, notices that Rita is looking unwell. He goes over to her, puts his hand on her shoulder and asks her if she is all right. Rita, in her confusion, thinks Moeen intends to rape her and so punches him in the groin.

David sees this happening and, assuming wrongly that Moeen was harassing Rita tells Moeen ‘to pick on somebody your own size and gender’. An argument starts and they agree to ‘settle things’ in the boxing ring in the work’s gym. They fight together one evening and each suffers cuts and bruises.


Criminal Law (68%) - Offences Against the Person Problem Essay (1st year LLB)

Answer: Introduction In the incidents outlined in the question, each person acts in contravention of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (OAPA 1861) . I will examine the criminal liability of Rita,...

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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2199 | References: No | Date written: February, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1009

Question: Aquafun Co is looking to purchase a new swimming pool complex to expand its operations into South West England. After a long search, a complex built in 1970, owned by Waterplanet, is found. Aquafun is particularly anxious that the council has no plans to develop or purchase the land adjoining the complex, and Waterplanet assures Aquafun that the council has no such plans. Aquafun hires a private inspector to examine the premises and the inspector finds no problems.

After the property is purchased, the city building inspector sees that the water pipes are completely rusted and will have to be replaced. Waterplanet was aware of this. Aquafun also learns that the council has plans to develop a waste treatment plant in the land adjoining the complex, and that Waterplanet was aware of these plans.

Advise Aquafun.

Contract Law (72%) - Misrepresentation and Terms Problem Essay (1st year LLB)

Answer: Introduction The problem that is posed is clearly a discussion relating to the law of misrepresentation & non-disclosure and terms. The claimant, Aquafun, may direct potential claims towards Waterplanet and the Private...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 3100 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2017 | Date submitted: March 27, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1008

Question: TMA 03 The Law reform (frustrated contract) Act 1943 has addressed the inadequacy of common law when dealing with the apportionment of loss between parties. Evaluate this statement.

Mark 75%, W202 Contract law and tort law

Answer: To evaluate this statement, we need to look at what is a frustrated contract and what are accepted as frustrations to the contract. Also, look at the common law that was used...

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Details: - Mark: 75% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2484 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2016 | Date submitted: March 08, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1007

Question: ‘While defenders of the jury look to its symbolic role, those who wish it reformed look to efficiency; both arguments are partial. The jury is both symbolically important and effective.’ Discuss.

Answer: The concept of jury system was imported into Britain after the Norman Conquest. Justice Walker in the case of State of New Jersey v James, defined jury as a body of twelve...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2110 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 08, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1006

Question: Part I: Employment Tribunal Visit (1000 words)

Part II: Employment Tribunal Procedure (1000 words)
Toby Washington was employed as a research scientist by Chemlabs plc. Mr. Washington was dismissed summarily by Chemlabs plc following an investigation into allegations of theft. The investigation into Mr. Washington’s conduct was carried out by senior management in a thorough and professional manner and in accordance with the appropriate procedural requirements. The management uncovered firm evidence that Mr. Washington had committed gross misconduct as defined by the company’s disciplinary procedures, the sanction for which is instant dismissal. During the disciplinary hearing Mr. Washington stated that that he was being falsely accused for raising concerns about the procedure Chemlabs uses for disposing of hazardous waste materials. He asked Chemlabs if it wanted the issue to be reported to the relevant authorities or made public.

Chemlabs plc believe that any complaint against them is wholly without merit. It has no record of Mr. Washington ever raising concerns about the disposal of hazardous waste and it believes that Mr. Washington is motivated by the prospect of extracting a financial settlement from the company. Chemlabs plc is concerned that, notwithstanding the apparent weakness of a potential claim, Mr. Washington’s claim may cause unwanted publicity and unnecessary bureaucracy for the company.

Advise Chemlabs plc. on Employment Tribunal procedures should Mr. Washington complain to a tribunal. How can the company prevent the case proceeding to a full hearing and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different options available to them in this respect. The company also seek advice on how to minimise adverse publicity for the company should the case proceed to a Tribunal. Please note, this assignment requires you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Employment Tribunal procedure and not the substantive law on unfair dismissal.

Mark - 72
Coursework 1 - Employment Law (Year 3)

Answer: Part 1 – Facts Mrs Arnold was looking to bring a claim against her former employer, Rosol Limited, in relation to a breach of contract amounting to unpaid wages and a redundancy...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Employment Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2571 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: February 15, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1003

Question: Dora died earlier this year, leaving a valid will appointing her husband Edwin and her friend Fiona as her trustees and giving all her estate to them to be held on trust ‘for Edwin during his lifetime and then for such of my children Alice, Boris and Cassandra who reach 21 and if more than one in equal shares’. The will contained no other provisions. Alice, Boris and Cassandra are Dora’s children by an earlier marriage. Alice is now 23, Boris is 18 and Cassandra is 15. The trust fund was worth £600,000 when Dora died.

Fiona speaks to her writer friend Gerald who has made a substantial amount of money from his own investments. He recommends that the trustees should invest £150,000 of trust money in an investment portfolio which subsequently increases in value to £300,000 and another £150,000 in shares in Sound Plc. The remainder of the trust fund is put into a bank account. Sound Plc goes into insolvent liquidation a few months later and the shares therefore become worthless.

Edwin does not particularly like Dora’s children and he has a poor relationship with them. Recently Alice asked the trustees for £40,000 from the trust to enable her to set up a dog grooming business. Boris is about to go to university in London to study politics and he has asked the trustees if he can have some money from the trust to help him with living expenses.

Partly as a result of their poor relationship with Edwin, Alice and Boris are now considering whether it would be possible to end the trust and divide the trust fund between the beneficiaries.

You are asked to provide practical legal advice, specifically addressing the above facts and appropriately citing all relevant authority in answering the following questions, which carry equal weight:

(a) Whether the trustees have acted lawfully in making their investment decisions and what consequences may follow if not

(b) Whether Alice and Boris can receive help from the trust, as requested

(c) Whether, and if so how, your answer to (b) would be different if Edwin has now died

(d) Whether the trust can be ended and if so, how this could be achieved. You may assume for this part of the question that the facts are as in part (c) above.

Mark - 65%
Coursework 2 - Equity and Trusts (Year 2)

Answer: The issue relates to the power and duties of trustees. The trust grants Dora’s estate to Edwin for life, meaning he has a life interest and benefits from the income generated by...

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Details: - Mark: 65% | Course: Equity and Trust Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2180 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: February 15, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1002

Question: With reference to relevant legislation and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, critically discuss the significance of the status of Union citizenship for free movement rights.

Mark: 72%
EU Law (Year 2)

Answer: The original aim when forming the European Union (EU) was to facilitate economic integration within an internal market. The parameters for the internal market was set out in Article 26 of the...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: European Union Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2199 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2016 | Date submitted: February 15, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1001

Question: eTMA 05 ‘Hearings are too complicated for the jury person. To ensure a fair hearing they should be conducted before a professional decision maker such as a judge or an arbitrator.’

Assess the accuracy of this statement.

W100 Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law

Includes essay plan.

Answer: The aim of this assignment is to assess the accuracy of the statement ‘hearings are too complicated for the jury person. To ensure a fair hearing they should be conducted before a...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2000 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: January 16, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1004

Question: ‘Hart successfully explains the normative character of law by relying on his analysis of rules. But he acknowledges that a system of rules constitutes a body of law only if the bulk of the population obey, and he concedes that only the officials need to adopt an “internal point of view”. In the end, therefore, Hart reduces law to the governance of force.’

Critically assess the above statement.

High 2.1 essay, 68/100, 2nd year jurisprudence, Oxbridge

Answer: While there are some similarities between Hart’s views and the ‘governance of force’, he does not reduce his conception of law to it. The governance of force would be a view of...

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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Jurisprudence | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1318 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: January 11, 2017 | Coursework ID: 1030

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