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Question: Personal Development Plan
Employability Skills/Attitudes:

1. Business and client awareness: Understanding how a business works and the industry that it is in. Understanding a client’s business, their industry and their needs in order to provide client satisfaction.

2. Problem solving: Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

3. Communication skills: Communicating in a clear, structured and concise manner. Using words that are targeted to the audience. Listening and asking questions when appropriate.

4. Application of numeracy: An ability to use maths in a practical context e.g. calculating how much compensation a client may receive.

5. Application of IT: An ability to use IT skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, the internet and legal databases.

6. Team work: Working with others as part of a team and demonstrating the ability to listen, communicate, be pro-active and treat other team members with respect.

7. Self-management: Managing and organising your time by planning work to meet a deadline.

8. Enterprise: Being innovative, creative and using initiative.

9. Can-do approach: Developing a positive attitude including participation and contributing to group discussions and a desire to achieve results.

Section 1: With reference to the employability skills and attitudes listed on page 1, which four key employability skills/attitudes will you need in order to be successful in your chosen career after university? For each skill/attitude that you identify, explain in detail why you will need this skill/attitude with reference to specific tasks and responsibilities you expect to carry out in this career.

SECTION 2: For each employability skill/ attitude listed below, provide one example of how you have demonstrated the employability skill/attitude. Your examples may come from a variety of contexts such as work, hobby, pro-bono, society or academic. Your examples can be a positive or negative experience in demonstrating the employability skills/attitudes.

Section 3: Explain why reflection is important and critically reflect on three of your experiences described in section 2.

SECTION 4: How can you improve on your employability skills/attitudes in order to be successful in securing a job after university?

SECTION 5: Set yourself five goals to help you to enter into your chosen career.

Answer: Section 1: After University, I would like to qualify as a Solicitor and work preferably in the Banking and Financial sector. In respect of the tasks I am likely to carry out...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 7851 | References: No | Date written: November, 2014 | Date submitted: March 20, 2015 | Coursework ID: 911

Question: Answer the following problem question:

Potsdam Mansion is a hotel and conference centre owned and operated by Potsdam Mansion Hotels Ltd. The manager is William.

Frederick is employed as a part-time gardener and handyman by Potsdam Mansion for two days a week, for which he is paid £200 per week, after deductions for tax and National Insurance. He is often asked to work extra days to carry out specific tasks and he is paid a daily rate of £100 per day gross for this extra work. Last month William asked Frederick to reduce the height of three leylandii trees in the grounds by nine feet. The trees were about twenty-seven feet tall. This was an extra job, expected to last one day. Frederick decided to carry out the job using a ladder resting, unsecured, against each tree while he worked. This was a dangerous thing to do, and he fell, injuring himself very severely.

When their regular hotel receptionist went on maternity leave three years ago, Potsdam Mansion approached the Cheap & Cheerful Recruitment Agency Ltd (Cheap & Cheerful) to find them a temporary receptionist. Cheap & Cheerful sent along Elizabeth, who has worked there ever since as the original receptionist decided not to return to work after having her baby. For three years Elizabeth has had a contract with Cheap & Cheerful stating, among other things:

(a) That she is not an employee of Cheap & Cheerful;

(b) That she must obey all reasonable instructions of the client as if she were the client’s employee; and

(c) That she has no obligation to accept any position offered to her by Cheap & Cheerful, however, if she refuses, they will terminate their arrangement with her.

Each week, Elizabeth gets William to sign a worksheet confirming that she has worked her required hours, and she presents that to Cheap & Cheerful, who pay her a week in arrears. Cheap & Cheerful then invoice Potsdam Mansion for that sum plus their 12% agency fee. Potsdam Mansion has now decided it would be cheaper to employ a receptionist directly and told Cheap & Cheerful that Elizabeth’s services were no longer required.

Although Potsdam Mansion employs six permanent staff to wait at table in the restaurant, when they have large functions on they require additional staff. William has a list of forty local workers who he can call on as casual waiters when needed. Henry is among these, and during the three years he has worked for them on average for one day a week, although this means that in some weeks he has worked on two or three consecutive days and in other weeks he has done no work at all. Henry recently had an argument with William over his pay, as a result of which William told Henry that he would get no more work at the hotel.

Advise Potsdam Mansion Hotels Ltd as to whether or not it could liable to Frederick, Elizabeth and Henry on the basis that they are employees of the company.


Course code: LW70061E
University of West London School of Law

Module Title: Employment Law, MA Human Resource Management, Masters degree.

COURSEWORK – Assignment 1
Academic Year 2013 – 2014

Answer: Response to Potsdam Mansion Limited This response will look at the individual circumstances of three different staff members of Potsdam Mansion Limited, and outline the extent of the liabilities of each case...

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Details: - Mark: 67% | Course: Employment Law | Year: Graduate | Words: 1663 | References: Yes | Date written: December, 2013 | Date submitted: January 04, 2014 | Coursework ID: 831

Question: ADVOCACY - BAIL APPLICATION (Oral assessment)

Answer: May it please you Sir; My name is XXXX XXXXX and I appear on behalf of Mr ADAMS. I would like now to make an application for my client to be remanded...

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Details: - Mark: 68% | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 799 | References: No | Date written: February, 2002 | Date submitted: February 16, 2009 | Coursework ID: 230


Answer: May it please you sir; I would like now to address you in mitigation on behalf of Mrs Smith. Sir, the defendant accepts the seriousness of this offence and fully admits her...

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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 600 | References: No | Date written: March, 2003 | Date submitted: February 16, 2009 | Coursework ID: 213

Question: “Sometimes I worry that I’m not doing any good for society, just doing a job like I’m doing. But…, you know, it is only a job at the end of the day” – solicitor cited by Duff, Shiner, Boon & Whyte, Entry Into the Legal Professions: The Law Society Cohort Study Year Six (London, Law Society, 2000).

Drawing on knowledge and experience you have acquired on LSP2 and elsewhere, discuss this statement in the light of your understanding of lawyers’ ethics and ‘professionalism’.

Answer: The view submitted in the title is a worrying one. If one takes this view at face value, namely in regard to the professionalism of lawyers and the ethical consciences they possess,...

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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 1571 | References: Yes | Date written: November, 2005 | Date submitted: October 20, 2008 | Coursework ID: 155

Question: 'Skills III – Client Interviewing, Video Critique.'

Answer: Before the interview proper begins, it is important that the client is welcomed and made to feel comfortable. In this instance, the lawyer did meet the client at the door and he...

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Details: - Mark: 69% | Course: Legal Practice Course | Year: Graduate | Words: 3050 | References: No | Date written: May, 1999 | Date submitted: February 16, 2009 | Coursework ID: 219

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: 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 TITLE: Medical Law

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: ‘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

Question: Jack and Jill have been married for 4 years. Jill has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship but has been unable to conceive a much longed for second child with Jack.

Over the past year, Jill has been drinking heavily and has become increasingly abusive and violent towards Jack while in this state. Jill typically accuses Jack of being a useless, impotent, failure who cannot give her a child and repeatedly goads him about her former partner’s sexual prowess and reproductive ability. Her violence towards Jack has escalated from punching and kicking him to biting him and beating him with whatever household item is closest to hand. Jack has responded to the various modes of assault by restraining her arms, pushing her away and trying to disarm her of whatever item she is using as a weapon.

On this last occasion of verbal abuse and violence, Jill has told him that she intended to go back to her previous partner, who she described as “a real man who knows how to satisfy a woman”. She then lunged blows at Jack’s head with her daughter’s hockey stick.

Furious and also in fear of violence, Jack “snapped”, tore the hockey stick out of her hands and brought it down repeatedly on Jill’s head until she collapsed on the sofa.

Consider Jack’s criminal liability and any defence(s) he may have in relation to BOTH possible outcomes set out below:

Outcome 1) As a result of Jack’s actions, Jill suffers a fractured skull and brain injury from which she dies
Outcome 2) As a result of Jack’s actions, Jill suffers a fractured skull and brain injury but survives after medical treatment.

Answer: Outcome 1) To be liable for any homicide offence the defendant must cause the death of another human. The required actus reus of homicide as a result crime, is that the defendant’s...

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1998 | References: Yes | Date written: January, 2019 | Date submitted: March 11, 2019 | Coursework ID: 1054

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