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Question: At approximately 1pm on the 3rd March 2006, Mr Morgan was addressing a crowd of about 3,000 people at a public meeting, amongst whom were two hundred young persons, positioned together immediately in front of the speaker's platform. It was their intent to prevent any meeting being held at all if they could. Between the crowd and the speaker's platform was a line of police.
There was disorder throughout the meeting, but mainly among the group of two hundred young people, who repeatedly attempted to attack the platform, the speaker and his supporters. In other parts of the crowd, the disorder was confined to heckling.
At 1:30pm, Mr Morgan made the following speech to the crowd, 'The family is natural and the State must stand guard over the family. I do not care if someone is homosexual or not. But if that person tries to infect others with their homosexuality, then the State must intervene to stop them'.
There was complete disorder and a general surge forward by the crowd to the speaker's platform. When this happened, the police stopped the meeting and found it very difficult to restore order. Thirty people (including Mr Morgan) were arrested for offences involving breaches of the peace.

Advise Mr Morgan regarding his potential liability (if any) under the Public Order Act 1986 and also advise whether or not he has committed a breach of the peace. Mr Morgan also wishes you to advise him regarding any action he might have against the police under the Human Rights Act 1998.

Answer: To advice Mr Morgan the following law must be considered, breach of the peace, Public Order Act 1986 and Human Rights Act 1998. Breach of the peace was defined in R v...

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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Public Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2560 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2005 | Date submitted: October 21, 2008 | Coursework ID: 165

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...

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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: ‘A strict separation of powers would lead to constitutional deadlock. Nevertheless, there must be an adequate separation of powers to avoid abuse of power.’

Discuss this statement with reference to the British Constitution.

Answer: Separation of powers (SOP) is a doctrine which famously found in Montesquieu’s ‘De L’espirit des Lois’. In essence, it states that the powers of 3 organs of a state should be divided...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1298 | References: No | Date written: December, 2014 | Date submitted: March 14, 2016 | Coursework ID: 955

Question: ‘Although many manufacturers feared the introduction of the Consumer
Protection Act 1987, they are in a no worse position since the Act than before.’

Critically discuss the above statement, paying particular attention to recent case law.

Answer: Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 was introduced into English law to implement the EC Directive 85/754/EEC relating to product liability. The main provision of the Act is to be...

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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Tort Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1905 | References: No | Date written: October, 2009 | Date submitted: November 01, 2009 | Coursework ID: 565

Question: ‘Although the decision of the House of Lords in Anns v Merton London Borough Council (1978) was welcomed as a rationalisation of the law, it is now regarded as too simplistic and the so-called ‘incremental’ approach is now universally used to determine the existence of a duty of care.’

Discuss this statement.

Answer: While an attempt to formulate a general test or principle to decide whether, in any particular circumstances, a duty of care arose was made in Heaven v Pender (1883), it was not...

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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Tort Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1455 | References: No | Date written: January, 2009 | Date submitted: March 10, 2009 | Coursework ID: 559

Question: ‘Although the IMT and the IMTFE did not deal with crimes of sexual violence in armed conflict situations the ICTY and the ICTR have now addressed this discrepancy and ended the impunity towards women.’

Critically discuss this statement.

Answer: In order to test the assertion that the ICTY and the ICTR have now addressed crimes of sexual violence towards women in armed conflict situations, it is essential firstly to consider how...

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Details: - Mark: 70% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1135 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2008 | Date submitted: January 22, 2011 | Coursework ID: 635

Question: ‘Any proposal for the reform of the composition of the House of Lords ought logically to begin by asking what it is we expect the House of Lords to do and to tailor composition to function.’ Discuss, giving an account of the existing forms of public business conducted by the House of Lords.

Answer: The upper house of the United Kingdom, its “revising and leisured legislature ”, is an unelected, democratically unaccountable institution. The origins of the House of Lords can be traced back to the...

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Details: - Mark: 66% | Course: Public Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1484 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 09, 2009 | Coursework ID: 599

Question: ‘Any sensible occupier will exclude the onerous duty of care that he owes to
both visitors and non-visitors as regards his occupation of premises.’

Assess the accuracy of this statement.

Answer: The first area to be considered is the duty of care that an occupier of premises owes to his lawful visitors. This area is governed by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, which,...

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Details: - Mark: 73% | Course: Tort Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2249 | References: No | Date written: March, 2009 | Date submitted: September 01, 2009 | Coursework ID: 567

Question: ‘Attempts to impose criminal liability for manslaughter on companies are both futile and misguided’. Discuss.

Answer: ‘A company may be vicariously liable for the negligent acts or omissions of its servants and agents, but for a company to be criminally liable for manslaughter – on the assumption I...

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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Commercial Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2622 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 14, 2008 | Coursework ID: 85

Question: ‘…the rule of law is unqualified human good’. Assess the validity of this claim.

Answer: The rule of law as an aspect of the English legal system refers to the idea that no one person or organisation should be above the law. That everyone irrespective of wealth,...

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Details: - Mark: 72% | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1775 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 29, 2011 | Coursework ID: 681

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