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Question: 'Requiring the courts to interpret legislation in a manner that ensures it is compatible with the Human Rights Act 1998 has given rise to complex and difficult cases that offer a new view of the constitutional role played by the judiciary.'

Discuss these cases, the reasoning and decisions in them and comment on the insight these cases give us on the constitutional role played by the judiciary.

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 has changed the constitutional role of our courts in so far as domestic legislation must now be interpreted in line with European Convention rights. In this essay...


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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Public Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3176 | References: Yes | Date written: March, 2009 | Date submitted: October 11, 2010 | Coursework ID: 622

Question: 'The Royal Prerogative remains a significant source of constitutional law which is largely immune from scrutiny by the courts.' Do you agree with this point of view?

Answer: The question here is, do we agree with the view that the Royal Prerogative is immune from scrutiny by the courts, and whether it remains a significant source of constitutional law. In...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Public Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2207 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2002 | Date submitted: October 21, 2008 | Coursework ID: 177

Question: (Case Study involving consideration of sale of shares, the elements of a valid contract, agreement and the Companies Act 1985 and The Minors’ Contracts Act 1987) - Becks has lived with his girlfriend, Posh, for three years. They each contribute 50% of the council tax and house rates and have shared the other household expenses equally. Becks offered to buy for ₤10,000 Posh’s share in Big Bank plc (Full case study text within download)- Advise posh as to her legal position.

Answer: When advising Posh as to her legal position in the given scenario, I will look at each aspect of the case separately. I will determine what the legal rules are and how,...


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Details: - Mark: 80% | Course: Commercial Law | Year: 1st | Words: 2043 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: July 16, 2010 | Coursework ID: 613

Question: 1- Discuss on what basis a contract is deemed to be valid. 2- Select at least three terms that could appear in a contract with an artiste and explain the significance to the company. 3- Assess the validity of two clauses included in an artistes contract.

Answer: The Oxford Dictionary of law describes at Contract as “ A legally binding agreement. Agreement arises as a result of offer and acceptance, but a number of other requirements must be satisfied...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 3751 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2005 | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 278

Question: 1. Describe and explain the different ways of interpreting a statute.

2. Has the Human Rights Act 1998 altered this interpretation in any? If so how?

3. Read and compare the following cases of Mendoza v Ghaidan (2003) 2 WLR 478 and Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association LTD (1997) 4 ALL ER 991. Explain how Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 altered the decision making process of the judiciary. Use the cases to explain and give legal reasons for your answer.

Answer: The Human Rights act 1998 has indeed altered this interpretation process. Section 3(1) of the Act states that so far as it is possible to do so, primary legislation must be read...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1521 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: March 14, 2011 | Coursework ID: 649

Question: 1. Discuss the concept of a contract. 2. Explain the objective test and give examples of cases where the principle was particularly relevant.

Answer: Young (1997, pg 1) defines a contract as “an agreement (usually between two people) giving rise to obligations which are enforced or recognised by law” . The Law of Contract in England...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1541 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 17, 2009 | Coursework ID: 250

Question: 1. Discuss the concept of a contract. 2. Explain the objective test and give examples of cases where the principle was particularly relevant.

Answer: Young (1997, pg 1) defines a contract as “an agreement (usually between two people) giving rise to obligations which are enforced or recognised by law” . The Law of Contract in England...


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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1541 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 18, 2009 | Coursework ID: 288

Question: 1. George is a used car salesman. In January 2008 he put a notice in the local newspaper advertising a special offer on a 1992 Fiat Panda offering to sell the car for £50 to the first person to walk in the door of his store on the last Sunday of the month (27th January). Janet read the notice and sent a letter to George accepting his offer saying that she would be there on the last Sunday of January to make the payment. Anna also saw the notice but thought the price too high and called George to discuss it. On 26th January she offered George £40. George thought this was a fair price, placed a notice on his website saying ‘Offer on Panda withdrawn’ and consented to sell to Anna. It was agreed that Anna would pick up the car the next day (27th January). On 27th January, before Anna showed up to collect the car, Fiat collector Richard was the first person to enter the store and offered George £500 for the car. George agreed and Richard drove the car away minutes before Anna and Janet walked in the store, both demanding the car.

Advise George.

Answer: This case firstly concerns the issue of whether George’s advertisement could be considered a Unilateral offer or just an ‘invitation to treat’. In the case of Carlill v Carbolic Smokeball company, the...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Contract Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1425 | References: No | Date written: June, 2008 | Date submitted: May 13, 2015 | Coursework ID: 925

Question: 1. Source one refers to the stages by which a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament. Briefly describe the process by which Acts of Parliament are passed.

2. Using both sources and your own knowledge, describe the controls exercised over Delegated Legislation by both Parliament and the courts.

3. Using both sources and your own knowledge, describe the statement that “Despite the controls over Delegated Legislation, the reality is that effective supervision is difficult”.

4. Identify and explain which type of Delegated Legislation would be the most appropriate to introduce law relating to:

a. Prohibiting the use of mobile phones on trains
b. The implementation of Regulations outlines in an Enabling Act
c. Emergency measures to be taken in time of war.

Answer: Within the first reading · The bill is introduced in the House of Commons or the House of Lords by a Minister or a private member. Thereafter the first copy of the...


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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: English Legal System | Year: 1st | Words: 1028 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: April 25, 2012 | Coursework ID: 738

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


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