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Question: 1. The UN Secretary General is asking for your advice on the benefits and drawbacks of establishing an international criminal tribunal for Yemen.

Answer: The following answer will consider, whether it would be beneficial for the UN Secretary General to establish an International Criminal tribunal for Yemen, in doing so the advice provided will consider any...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: International Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 5028 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2019 | Date submitted: June 01, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1064

Question: “The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) developed in the doctrine of direct effect to ensure that individuals could rely on EU legal rights and that Member States would comply with their obligations under EU law. But by attempting to extend direct effect to Directives the CJEU has created confusion and complexity.”

Critically comment on this statement in the light of your understanding of relevant case law of the CJEU.

Answer: The doctrine of direct effect allows individuals to enforce their EU rights and obligations directly before their national court. The doctrine clearly applies to treaties and provisions however there is an element...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: European Union Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1315 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 28, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1063

Question: Critically assess the concept of intention to create legal relations in respect of domestic and social agreements.

Answer: For an agreement to be legally enforceable contract the parties must have had an intention to create a legal relation. An intention to create a legal relation is judged objectively as to...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 929 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 28, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1062

Question: “It is no coincidence that Æthelberht set down his code shortly after Augustus arrived in Canterbury and converted him to Christianity” (Harry Potter).

Discuss.

Answer: Æthelberht’s code was the first codified written example of English law. It lists offences and then amount of compensation an offender would be required to pay for committing that offence. Although we...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1462 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: May 28, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1061

Question: ‘Finnis, Fuller and Dworkin criticise Hart’s theory of law from different perspectives, but this only goes to show the rich resources at the disposal of the natural law tradition.’ Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Evaluate your reasoning for taking this position.

Answer: Hart’s theory of law has been the subject of many debates within jurisprudence. Legal positivism is the theory popularised by Hart, whereby there is no inherent connection between law and morality. To...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Jurisprudence | Year: 1st | Words: 1974 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2018 | Date submitted: May 25, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1060

Question: “To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks”. Critically evaluate this statement. (1,500 words)

Self-reflective piece (716 words)
A self-reflective piece for a portfolio has no defined structure. Your only constrictions are that it must be within the 750-word limit. Your self-reflective essay should consider your progression through the module, and how certain elements have affected your progression. Particular emphasis should be placed on the effect of the assessments upon your development, but that is not absolute. Credit will be awarded for expression and considered reflection.

Module details - BL1176 Legal Skills

Answer: Irving R Kaufman argues that the use of secure precedents narrows the judiciary’s perspective. Whilst there is some element of truth in this, for example in the rigidity of precedent and the...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Professional Skills Practice | Year: 1st | Words: 2216 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2018 | Date submitted: May 25, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1059

Question: Critically explain and evaluate the extent to which English medical law protects and respects the wishes, feelings, beliefs, and values of adults who lack capacity.

UNIT CODE: LAWD20039
UNIT TITLE: Medical Law
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Answer: Medical law has taken a big step into protecting and respecting patients who lack capacity. Capacity is defined as the ability to use and understand information to decide and communicate any decision...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Medical Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1999 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2018 | Date submitted: April 26, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1058

Question: “The doctrine of limited liability can best be understood as a matter of risk allocation. While it may appear that shareholders assume very little risk under the current model of limited liability, any attempt to alter the doctrine would be naïve at best and economically disastrous at worst.” Discuss.

Unit Code/Name
LAWD20037 Company Law
University of Bristol Law School

Answer: Over the years, people have sought to explore mechanisms to protect their own personal assets. Consequently, Company Law remains a favoured and common asset protection mechanism which serves to successfully externalise risk...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Company Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1251 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2017 | Date submitted: April 26, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1057

Question: “The most significant modification of the traditional conception of parliamentary sovereignty in the United Kingdom comes from courts imposing constraints on Parliament’s freedom to act as it wishes.” Discuss.

YEAR OF STUDY: FIRST
DEGREE PROGRAMME: LAW
UNIT CODE: LAWD10012
UNIT TITLE: LAW AND STATE
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Answer: Moreover, another significant change in the UK constitution over the past few years is the enactment of the Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 which renders the Parliament to act in accordance to...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Constitutional and Administrative Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1978 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2017 | Date submitted: April 26, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1056

Question: ‘In order to constitute a valid contract, the parties must so express themselves that their meaning can be determined with a reasonable degree of certainty. It is plain that unless this can be done … consensus ad idem would be a matter of mere conjecture’
Scammell and Nephew Ltd v Ouston [1941] AC 251

Using case law critically analyse the accuracy of this statement and the role of certainty. This is an individual essay piece of summative assessment.

Answer: For the courts to enforce a binding contract, the parties involved must express their agreement in a way that is sufficiently certain. The traditional assertion, discussed by Fridman, is that contracts need...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1499 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2019 | Date submitted: March 11, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1055


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