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29 01, 2020

Corporate Manslaughter Essay


The law was significantly changed with the passing of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. The Act came into force on 6 April 2008. The law applies to the whole of the United Kingdom. Many of the concerns raised in the pre-legislative consultation stages were remedied but as shall be e[i]xplored in this

Corporate Manslaughter Essay2020-01-29T00:59:35+00:00
29 01, 2020

Directors’ Duties Essay


The question of how to make corporate directors accountable has taxed scholars and businesspeople for centuries.[i] A system of corporate governance must strike an appropriate balance between permitting entrepreneurship and risk-taking and the protection of shareholders. Corporate scandals including the demise of corporate behemoths such as Enron and Parmalat show that the current system may

Directors’ Duties Essay2020-01-29T00:44:50+00:00
28 01, 2020

Law Personal Statement Tips


20 Personal Statement Tips that Law School Admissions Officers wish Every Student Used   You have decided that Law School is for you. Your dream is to get accepted to a good university and then onwards to be a lawyer. One of the key obstacles to getting to Law School is the law personal statement.

Law Personal Statement Tips2020-01-28T21:52:38+00:00
3 10, 2019

How to Use Ibid for OSCOLA


How to Use Ibid in OSCOLA Referencing (And Avoid Losing Marks!)   Why is OSCOLA referencing so time consuming? How come Microsoft Word makes it extremely burdensome to properly cite case law? What on earth does ibid even mean?   Have you found yourself asking these questions when half way through a law assignment? Don’t

How to Use Ibid for OSCOLA2019-10-03T15:11:19+00:00
3 10, 2019

Supremacy of EU Law and Brexit


The UK has facilitated the supremacy of EU law through enacting the European Communities Act 1972. However, the UK has accepted EU law is supreme in relation to all domestic laws. Jurisdictions like Germany have a narrower approach. Germany allows for the primacy of EU law only where EU law adequately protects constitutional rights enshrined

Supremacy of EU Law and Brexit2019-10-03T14:28:50+00:00
3 10, 2019
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Consideration Essay


The rule in Foakes v Beer[i] states that an agreement to vary a contract by accepting less is not binding unless the promisor agrees to accept less and receives something extra of value in the eyes of the law. The rule has stood the test of time for over one hundred years. However, the courts

Consideration Essay2019-10-03T14:03:01+00:00
12 06, 2019

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board


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


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


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


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