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12 06, 2019

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board

2019-06-23T14:26:08+00:00

Relevant themes: montgomery v lanarkshire health board, informed consent, bolam test.   The medical profession has for a long time been a petri dish for paternalistic practices and attitudes. The doctor knows best. The doctor’s judgment is not to be questioned. The courts have made inroads into this approach but the test used to ascertain

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board2019-06-23T14:26:08+00:00
12 06, 2019

Reverse Burden of Proof Essay

2019-06-12T18:27:55+00:00

There are now many express and implied statutory examples where the burden of proof is reversed where the defendant must discharge a legal burden to avoid conviction. These provisions have aroused the interest of Europe as potentially violating the right to a fair trial as guaranteed by Art. 6 (2) of the European Convention on

Reverse Burden of Proof Essay2019-06-12T18:27:55+00:00
12 06, 2019

Cunningham Recklessness Essay

2019-06-23T13:55:37+00:00

All inadvertence to an objectively perceptible and unacceptable risk is to be condemned as reckless (Gardner, 1993)   Critically consider the basis on which criminal liability for recklessness should be assessed.   As Professor Herring writes, ‘if purpose is at the heart of intention, risk-taking is at the heart of recklessness’ (Herring, 2010). In his

Cunningham Recklessness Essay2019-06-23T13:55:37+00:00
12 06, 2019

Certainty of Subject Matter

2019-06-23T15:45:15+00:00

Certainty of Subject Matter Certainty of Subject Matter Essay For a trust to be valid it must satisfy the three certainties: one of these being certainty of subject matter. The trust property must be described in such a way that it becomes certain and ascertainable. The justification for this is that a trustee can only

Certainty of Subject Matter2019-06-23T15:45:15+00:00
12 06, 2019

Secret Trusts Essay

2019-06-12T18:06:20+00:00

Secret Trusts Essay   “Fully explain and analyse the law relating to secret and half secret trusts and critically evaluate the following statement:    ‘The enforcement of secret and half secret trusts demonstrates the equitable principle that statute and common law shall not be used as an engine of fraud and illustrates the willingness of

Secret Trusts Essay2019-06-12T18:06:20+00:00
12 06, 2019

Wealth Maximisation Essay

2019-06-12T18:56:51+00:00

The Wealth-Maximisation Principle Accommodates, With Elegant Simplicity, the Competing Impulses of our Moral Nature. (Posner).   - Discuss.   Supposing one were to take a residential lease of premises in a bustling, industrialised area. The premises lie adjacent to a building site where the developer proposes to construct an office block. Suppose further that, in

Wealth Maximisation Essay2019-06-12T18:56:51+00:00
12 06, 2019

Private Purpose Trust

2019-06-12T18:59:43+00:00

A trust for a purpose that will benefit the public is generally considered a charitable trust. However, trusts are sometimes created for a private purpose. These are called private purpose trusts or trusts of imperfect obligation. They have been described by Matthews as ‘non-owned vehicles’.[i]  Many of these trusts fail because of a lack of

Private Purpose Trust2019-06-12T18:59:43+00:00
19 09, 2018

5 Resources to Use to Find Killer Law Dissertation Topics

2018-10-03T15:39:45+00:00

5 Resources to Use to Find a Killer Law Dissertation Topic   By Christopher Mallon LLB, LLM, PhD Candidate and Private Tutor.   As a law dissertation tutor, I work with many law students who struggle to find a good law dissertation topic. It is certainly in top 10 requests I receive on a weekly basis.

5 Resources to Use to Find Killer Law Dissertation Topics2018-10-03T15:39:45+00:00
14 09, 2018

Recent Cases in Law #1 – Patel v Mirza

2019-06-20T23:33:15+00:00

Recent Case Series #1 - Patel v Mirza - Case Analysis By Chris Mallon LLB, LLM, Ph.D. (Cand) Each week, I will be giving my thoughts on a recent key case in one of the core modules of a qualifying law degree. The idea is to present the case and key points in an easy-to-follow

Recent Cases in Law #1 – Patel v Mirza2019-06-20T23:33:15+00:00
12 08, 2018

Law Dissertation Structure

2018-08-18T19:34:28+00:00

I always get asked about law dissertation structure. What is a good structure for a law dissertation?   The best way to show you is to show you mine!   Here goes...   WHY PAY MORE? THE CASE FOR USING CSR TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF AGGRESSIVE TAX AVOIDANCE   ‘Taxes are what we pay

Law Dissertation Structure2018-08-18T19:34:28+00:00