The London Law Student Journey Series: Education

The London Law Student Journey Series: Education

In The London Law Student Journey Series, I go through my path from early education to training contract offer.

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22 and a Path to Tech Law

22 and a Path to Tech Law

This week’s post features a review by Olivia Jean-Baptiste of the ‘A Path to Tech Law‘ panel that I recently spoke on for The Society for Computers and Law. Olivia is currently an undergraduate LLB student at City University of London where she is also…

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The Lawyer Portal: Surviving Law School

The Lawyer Portal: Surviving Law School

I recently contributed an article to The Lawyer Portal (TLP), whose aim is to be the definitive resource for everyone considering a career in law, whatever their stage or background. They are also officially partnered with the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  Check out the original…

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Intro into Negligence

Intro into Negligence

Elements of a cause of action in negligence Court is trying to come up with moral formula with legal consequences Development of the general test   1)    Donoghue v Stephenson Before Donoghue v Stephenson List of situations where negligence was recognised no general principle. Technique…

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Defamation

Defamation

  THE CAUSE OF ACTION There must be a defamatory statement Made to the claimant And it must be published to a third person A.    Defamatory meaning A statement that causes or is likely to cause serious harm to a person’s reputation. Ask yourself- did…

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Trustee Duties

Trustee Duties

Duty to act solely in accordance with the terms of their authority as defined in the trust deed, including a duty to invest the trust property e. the trustees must do as they are instructed in the trust deed. Can’t give property to someone who…

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The Beneficiary Principle

The Beneficiary Principle

A. THE BENEFICIARY PRINCIPLE General rule- a trust generally needs human beneficiaries unless it’s a Charitable Trust or a trust for purposes. Nothing do with certainty of object which is conceptual Companies count as human beneficiaries Someone needs the locus standi to enforce the trust…

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Constitution of Trusts

Constitution of Trusts

B. THE CONSTITUTION OF TRUSTS I.e. the making of a trust Milroy v Lord Turner LJ, there are three ways you can give property away: Outright gift Transfer property to trust You can make yourself trustee for the benefit of beneficiary Constitution= refers to the…

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Formalities

Formalities

A. FORMALITIES General rule- equity looks to intent not form 1. Purposes of Formalities J D Feltham [1987] Conv 246. Four functions of formalities Ritual or cautionary function Because the settlor drops out of the picture once he has transferred, this is a step to…

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A very brief evaluation: Murder and Manslaughter

A very brief evaluation: Murder and Manslaughter

Murder Murder is the most serious crime that can be committed,  and the parameters of the offence have been continually developed through the Common Law over centuries. The offence was recently investigated by the Law Commission Report, Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide 2006. The Murder Report and…

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A Very Brief Summary: Causation and Recklessness

A Very Brief Summary: Causation and Recklessness

A Very Brief Summary: Causation and Recklessness
This article is summarized from my lecture notes

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Open Day Experience: Reed Smith

Open Day Experience: Reed Smith

A review of my experience at Reed Smith’s Open Day.

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