Category Archives: Law

What Constitutes a Legally Binding Contract?

A contract is defined as a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties. Contracts do not have to be extensive documents addressing all possible circumstances, although such contracts are much more easily enforced, rather any agreement can be a … Continue reading

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Should improperly obtained evidence be admissible in court?

Historically the court has refused to exclude any evidence on the basis of how it was obtained. Principally, this is because the evidence exists and ignoring it would hinder the pursuit of truth. It is, however, argued by many that … Continue reading

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What are the tax and liability consequences of adopting common small business structures?

There are many structures a business can take, each changing the extent of liability held by members and how its income is taxed. Small businesses are likely to take one of four common structures: Sole proprietorship, Partnership, Private Limited Company … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Sovereignty and Europe’s Limitation on It

Parliamentary supremacy is the idea that parliament is the supreme law making body in the UK. The authority for this power stems from Article IX of the 1689 Bill of Rights which states that the freedom of speech, debates and … Continue reading

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‘Should the Government pay obese people to lose weight?’

The notion of obesity has been an underlying problem in Western society ever since the development of capitalism. Overweight, unhealthy individuals have become an icon of economic prosperity, but have brought about a barrage of problems; both for themselves and … Continue reading

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Prisons; an incomplete solution to an unsolvable problem

Prisons, a site for reformation and metamorphosis into an exemplary law-abiding citizen; or a haven for society’s underclass to idly loiter their remaining days disenchanted by society’s interpretation of the ever-changing notion of justice? Based on the Strain theory and … Continue reading

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Is Taxation a Crime?

Taxation is an integral ingredient of every commercial, corporate and personal transaction. Every facet of our capitalist-fuelled lives involves tax in some respect or form. It is the indispensable element of revenue for the government and it further paves the … Continue reading

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Should We Render British ISIS Militants Stateless to Reduce the Risk of Terrorism to National Security?

Contributed by Joe Timmins Finding the Balance between the Human Rights of UK Citizens engaging in ISIS Activities and the Risk to National Security The Islamic State of Iraq, more commonly known as ISIS, has dominated the press in recent … Continue reading

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Section 5 (Public Order Act 1986)

Contributed by Yong Gyum Kim What do you define as being insulting? Dependant on the nature of your surroundings and the culture you are used to, the notion of being insulted differs for each and every individual. Thus, in order … Continue reading

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What is Justice?

Contributed by Yong Gyum Kim Before this statement can be sufficiently evaluated, one needs to consider the notion of justice in the mind of the Law. Justice can be defined as; ‘the proper administration of the law; the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals under the law.’ It can also be characterised as being … Continue reading

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Causation, Good Samaritan Laws and Blind Men Walking off Cliffs

Contributed By Joe Timmins If Person A, a Blind Man, is Walking Towards the Edge of a Cliff and Person B watches Person A do so Without Stopping him, is Person B guilty of killing Person A? Please note that … Continue reading

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The Death of Meritocracy: Positive Discrimination

Contributed by Joe Timmins     The British Equality Act 2010 was based on British principles that gender should never have any influence in employment. Amendments to the Equality Act in April 2011 allowing positive  discrimination, or “positive action” as … Continue reading

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Can Bribery Ever Be Considered a Normal Part of Doing Business?

Contributed by Joe Timmins Before this statement can be evaluated, we need to first to define bribery in the eyes of the law. The UK’s most recent and revised legislation regarding bribery is the Bribery Act 2010. This law states … Continue reading

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The Origins of Judicial Reviews

Judicial Review in simple terms is the act of judges being able to interfere with the decisions made by government officials. A government official in this case can be assumed to be anyone with any amount of public accountability, a … Continue reading

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