An exam question on negligence usually asks whether or not the defendant is liable in negligence, and whether or not any of the defendant’s defences might succeed. The student must deal with all three of the elements of the tort of negligence, and their sub-elements, as well as the defences of contributory negligence and volenti…

Once you have decided your reasons why you want to be solicitor, you should start thinking what type of law you want to work in. A tip is to think about how you approach reading a newspaper. Do the latest criminal cases fascinate you? Do you have strong opinions on immigration and refugees? Do you…

Most agreements require consideration before they can be enforced by the Court, except for deeds, some equitable issues and many international contracts. The most complete and effective definition of consideration was adopted by Lord Dunedin in his speech to the House of Lords in Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Limited v Selfridge and Company, Limited [1915]…

A groundswell of public outrage and protest erupted after a Florida jury absolved Casey Anthony of responsibility for the death of her 2-year old daughter Caylee. In light of the recent results of the post-trial USA Today/Gallup poll that showed nearly two-thirds (64-percent) of Americans believed that Casey Anthony “definitely or probably murdered her daughter,”…

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is controlled by the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government and does not perform legislative functions. Environmental statutes empower and delegate responsibility to the EPA to develop and enforce regulations. Federal trial and appellate courts interpret environmental legislation and handle regulatory actions. Limits of Environmental Protection Agency Authority The EPA…

An influx of illegal immigration in recent years is straining social services and costing the taxpayers billions of dollars a year. States are stepping up to the plate to enforce immigration law in the absence of federal enforcement. Border states, which have been hit the hardest by illegal immigration, are leading the way in new…

For parents outside the nuclear family model, knowing where to go with disputes about children has not always been a straight forward matter. Traditionally the jurisdiction was scattered. Changes in society and rapid advances in technology have meant the family law courts in common law countries such as Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia…

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