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  • The Mischief Rule: Explanation Of The Common Law

    Mischief rule is the oldest approach among others. Mischief rule is one of the principles used to interpret the statute. This rule is applied by the courts to read through the whole statute in order to seek the truly intention that the law makers have. In other words, the courts will look at the “mischief” that was intended by the legislatures when the words in the statute are not unambiguous and plain. Hence, the purpose of using this rule is to identify the mischief and defect in statute and want to implement the remedy for the people involved under the law . Mischief rule is the most flexible rule of interpretation of any act yet it is restricted to use the previous common law to determine the mischief in act. In the Heydon’s case, a religious…

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  • Case Study: Whither Contract Law

    “Whither Contract Law” Lindsay Dykstra #339486055 “What good is contract law? Who uses it? When and how?” These questions asked by Stewart Macaulay in his seminal paper on contract law and the market are still just as relevant today as they were 60 years ago. Research on contracts since Macaulay, that is to say, the legal documents that evidence marketplace exchanges, show that contract are used less or more in different transactions depending on the circumstances, nature of the parties and…

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  • Equity In New Zealand Case Study

    Equity in New Zealand, its relationship with common law, and the ‘fusion’ debate The equitable jurisdiction was defined in 1932 as “that body of rules administered by our English courts of justice which, were it not for the operation of the Judicature Acts, would be administered only by those courts which would be known as courts of Equity”. The New Zealand legal system is based on English common law and therefore the principles of Equity as they stand today are rooted in English history.…

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  • What Is Sharia Law?

    Much criticism lately has been given towards Islamic Law, otherwise known as “Sharia Law.” The criticism stems from the harsh penalties for acts that in many other legal systems around the world, like common law, would not be crimes. Sharia is especially harsh on women, people of other faiths, and homosexuals. Substantive Common, Civil and Criminal Law Most developed countries have some sort of Common Law, which governs criminal law, and civil law. Many counties ' legal systems are based…

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  • Adversarial System Vs Inquisitorial System Essay

    Criminal procedure is made up of laws and rules, these laws and rules govern the process under which crimes are investigated, prosecuted, adjudicated, and punished. Criminal procedure deals with the set of rules governing the series of proceedings through which the government enforces substantive criminal law. The federal government, states, and municipalities have their own criminal codes, outlining the types of conduct that constitute crimes. Federal crimes deal with incidences that either…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Fifth Amendment

    Britain was barely putting the motion of laws into effect, for many individuals “Liberty” was absolute it was not a subject to political change. While liberty was in effect British Constitution Theorist listed all the rights an individual had but what they did not put was the “right to be free from arbitrary police power” (Garcia, p. 27). This in fact enraged several individuals yet like other countries if pushed came to shove then progress would be made. When the concept of double jeopardy…

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  • Unit 500 Equivalency Study Sheet

    Matching Books Either: Wild, Wild, Han, International Business (Prentice-Hall) or Charles Hill, International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace (McGraw-Hill). Topics The worldwide transition to globalization Globalization if the process of integration and interconnectedness among economies. The process is characterized by declining trade barriers, increasing (cost and profit driven) collaborations, shrinking distances (due to advancements in communication…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of An Independent Employee

    Introduction The individuals that make up the workforce have evolved greatly over the last few decades. This includes how they work, where they work, and who they work for. The unique developing labor force is also growing at a rapid pace. According to a report by Emergent Research and MBO Partners, there are approximately 30 million full-time and part-time independent workers in the “gig economy” (Gillespie, 2016). The gig economy is an environment where temporary positions are common and…

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  • Carl V Nickerson Case Study

    Introduction In this report I’ll provide research and detailed answers to all the queries you’ve for me. Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. (Robertson, 2002). I’ll use reliable references, case law examples and legislation to support my work and provide you with legitimate research. I’ll be talking about the three events that’ve occurred at the Grove Theatre in Salford. In Contract Law I’ll be talking about the variance between an offer and…

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  • English Jury System Analysis

    freedom lives’. With the Jury Act 1974, the current duty of the jury was reached and this was later amended by the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Now, the jury is defined as a group of people responsible for reaching a verdict in a legal case in the light of evidence presented to them. There are several advantages of having jury trials as a part of the legal system. First of all, the presence of jurors in the Court helps to develop public confidence. Using a group of twelve randomly selected…

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