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Question: The main object of damages for breach of contract is to put the plaintiff 'so far as money can do it … in the same situation … as if the contract had been performed' (Robinson v Harman (1848)).

Explain how this principle operates in practice, and discuss any exceptions that there may be to it.

Answer: The general principle of contractual damages is as stated in Robinson v Harman, and is in contrast to the position in tort, where the approach is normally to put the plaintiff in...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1534 | References: No | Date written: November, 1998 | Date submitted: November 30, 2009 | Coursework ID: 533


Khalil has decided to purchase a brand new car for, .Sobia, on the basis that she spends five hours studying a day on her A'level examinations. Khalil has entered into a contract
the garage so that he can collect the car the day before Sobia's birthday.

He arranged for the car to to be registered in Sobia's name and the free insurance which was offered with the car has also been registered for the benefit of Sobia. The car was not ready to collect on the agreed date.

Khalil has gone on holiday and Sobia, who has still not received the car, is attempting to enforce the contract on her own behalf. Can she do this?

Prepare a report a report for the attention of the senior legal adviser stating the results of your research and the advice that you intend to give. The report should focus particularly on consideration, privity (including the effect of recent legislation) and intention.

Gemma is 16, and is an ice skater and has signed a contract with a company that organises dance shows and performances on ice. This will involve her travelling to various parts of the world on tour. She will be paid a reasonable amount and the contract stated that she will be supervised at all times by a supervisor and not allowed to socialise outside the dance group.

Gemma's mother, Margaret has called in for advice. She wants to know whether this contract is enforceable.

Also, Margaret's husband Matthew, is recovery from a nervous breakdown. Is he free to enter into any contract without restrictions?

Answer: Terms of reference: Below I have compiled a report stating the results and advice that I intend to give to Sobia on her current circumstance. Particularly focusing on consideration, privity and intention....

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2285 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 472


Nazia is a student at Bradford College. Recently she bought an alarm clock from Price Right Stores. It cost twenty pounds but was not supplied with batteries. She uses it for several months without any problems.

Nazia booked a holiday to Turkey and set the alarm to go off at 5 a.m. on the day of departure. The alarm doesn't work and she oversleeps by several hours. She ends up missing the flight and having to pay for another flight in order to reach her destination.

She also bought a beaded evening bag from Price Right Stores for use at the Bradford College Ball. She is embarrassed when some of the beads fall off during the evening and the handle breaks.

Write a letter to Nazia advising her of her rights and remedies in respect of
Price Right Stores.

Answer: TASK 1: I am writing to you in regards to your inquiries regarding the alarm clock and the beaded bag from price right stores. From the information provided it is clear that...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3949 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2008 | Date submitted: April 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 469

Question: McKendrick comments that, despite the enactment of the Minors' Contracts Act 1987, 'the rules of law remain in need of further rationalisation in an effort to provide a better balance between, on the one hand, the protection of minors and, on the other hand, the interests of those who deal in all good faith with them' (Contract Law.) Do you agree?

Answer: English law adopts a protective approach to the question of minors\\\' contracts (a ‘minor\\\' being any person under the age of 18). Those under the age of 18 are thought to need...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1384 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 19, 2009 | Coursework ID: 459

Question: Case Study Vivien and Cyril have five children billy aged 13, the son of Vivien’s first husband and a convicted armed robber, twins Sam and Sue, who are 9 and severely dyslexic, bobby who is 6, who is slow and withdrawn and phoebe, their 13 month old baby. Billy is always getting into trouble and has already had a number of informal cautions from the police. Sam and Sue have been statemented under the Education Acts but little has been done for them in a poor school on a OFSTED Warning List. Bobby has failed to reach his developmental milestones and the Health Visitor who has seen him as well as the baby is so worried about all the family that he has told Social Services that a Child Protection Conference should be convened. Who should be present at the Conference and what issues arising from the Children Act 1989 should be considered? What are Vivien and Cyril’s ‘rights’ under the Act?

Answer: It would appear that there are a number of complex and significant difficulties evident within the family, ranging from the offending behaviour of Billy for whom presumably Cyril does not have parental...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Family Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1770 | References: Yes | Date written: August, 1999 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 452

Question: Compare and contrast the differing definitions of Parental Responsibility provided in the Children Act 1989 and Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

Answer: Under Section 3 (1) of the Children Act 1989 parental responsibility is defined as all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Family Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 600 | References: No | Date written: August, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 450

Question: Article 3, 12 and 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have been described as the three most important articles of the Convention. If you agree set out the Articles and describe the degree of compliance by UK law. If you do not agree say why and set out three others describing their degree of compliance with UK law.

Answer: Article 3 concerns the paramountcy of the child’s best interests and states that In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 768 | References: No | Date written: January, 2000 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 444

Question: Critically assess the extent to which the individual complaint mechanism allows for the effective protection of human rights under the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Answer: After World War II, the reconstruction of Europe was based on the establishment of institutions promoting and restoring those liberal and democratic values and ideals which had been seriously damaged by the...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2200 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 120

Question: The Better Homes Housing Company have just completed the redevelopment of a large inner city estate in London. It is their intention to ensure that the entire estate should be for residential occupation only and they propose to impose restrictive covenants on all purchasers to ensure this. They also wish to impose an obligation on all purchasers to keep the properties in good repair, so as to preserve the character of the neighbourhood.

Advise them of the various methods by which this can be achieved, if at all.

Answer: This question requires consideration of the law relating to the transmissibility of covenants between freeholders. Obviously, if the Better Homes Housing Company had wished to retain the freehold of this large estate...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: Land law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1656 | References: No | Date written: March, 2009 | Date submitted: April 15, 2009 | Coursework ID: 554

Question: Introduction to Law and Legal Processes (ILLP)

“The law is what the judge says it is” Discuss.

Answer: The nature of law and the way in which it is constructed, or perhaps revealed, is highly contested. Legal theorists seek to explore the normative and pragmatic sources of the law. This...

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Details: - Mark: 71% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 2457 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2012 | Date submitted: April 17, 2014 | Coursework ID: 859

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