Anglia Ruskin modules are taught on the basis of intended learning outcomes and, on successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to demonstrate you have met these outcomes.
- Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of the English Legal System and the Law of
Contract, including an appreciation of the impact of the Law of Tort upon
the area of business / commerce
- Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate a wide range of understanding and appreciation relevant to the influence of law on business and management
- Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills: Apply the Law of Contract to common, straightforward factual problems and suggest appropriate, reasonable solutions whilst demonstrating flexible and creative approaches to problem solving and the ability to
discuss the issues
- Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills: With guidance, examine, interpret and evaluate the different rules of interpretation surrounding legislation and case laws, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms within the English Legal System and appreciation
of the symbiotic relationship between the Law of Contract and Tort whilst being able to write clearly and effectively in academic English, communicating clearly and appropriately .
Task: Written assignment
Question 1 (1000 words)
Where a party suffers from a breach of contract, it is entitled to claim for all losses that result from it. Evaluate the legal validity of this statement.
Question 2 (1,000 words)
Advise Adam of the legal consequences in the following three scenarios:
Adam sees the following advertisement in his local newspaper:
Pedigree Dalmatian Puppies
Kennel Club Registered
Call Mara: 01022 557221
Adam immediately telephones Mara in response to the newspaper advert wishing to purchase two puppies and is informed that there are no puppies left for sale.
Advise Adam whether Mara is legally bound to fulfil his order.
Adam writes a letter to Steph, a neighbour, offering to purchase her Ferrari sports car for £10,000. The letter goes on to state, “if I hear nothing from you by Friday I will consider the car mine and will come to pay for and collect it on Saturday”. Adam hears nothing from Steph by Saturday and arrives at her house to pick up the car with the money but is informed by Steph that the car is not for sale.
Advise Adam as to whether Steph is legally bound to sell the car.
Eleonore writes a letter offering £200 for Adam’s washing machine, as she knows Adam is moving to a new house and Adam’s new home already has a fitted kitchen with a new washing machine. Adam responds to Elonore by letter offering her the washing machine for sale for £250. Eleonore telephones Adam, refusing the offer.
Advise Adam as to whether he can now accept Eleonore’s original offer of £200.
The assessment for this module consists of one element with two questions. You must answer both questions.
In both questions, you must use appropriate case law in order to support your answers.
In particular, the first part comprises an essay question relating to aspects of the English Legal System. The second part will concern a case scenario where the student is required to apply the law to a given problem, manage this information and communicate appropriately and effectively their advice to the parties.
For Question 1 and 2:
- Please make sure all cases are given a citation, preferably in the text or, as a minimum, in the list of references /bibliography. For example, ‘Ali v Baba (2015) 1 WLR 239′. The list of references should include a list of the legal cases and legislation mentioned in the answer. The legal cases and legislation are the primary sources of information in a law essay – you do not have to cite the secondary source where they viewed a case. You should only give the legal citation, not the website or book where they accessed details of the case. For example, this is the correct reference for this case – London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Mr J Wooster  All ER (D) 160 – not London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Mr J Wooster, Turner, C (2013) Unlocking Employment Law, 383.
- Please make sure all direct and indirect quotations from textbooks, journals or electronic resources are properly referenced (using an ‘in text citation’ or footnote reference in the main body of your answer) and any resources used must be listed in the bibliography.
- Do not use abbreviations such as ‘eq’, ‘ie’ or simplify words such as ‘because’ to ‘cos’ or ‘for’ to ‘4’. It is important to observe and use good academic English in answering assignment questions, be it an essay or a problem question.
- Please use proper paragraphs and paraphrasing. A paragraph should not consist of one sentence. There are excellent Guides to writing essays at http://anglia.libguides.com/writing/structure and http://anglia.libguides.com/writing/style
- As a recommendation, use either ‘Times New Roman’ or ‘Arial’ with a minimum font size of 10, and maximum of 12, with 1.5 spacing.
- The answer must not be purely descriptive and efforts must be taken to relate the answer to the question throughout the discussion. However, if you make an assertion you must support it with an academic reference or legal authority.
- Do not use bullet points (it is a law essay).
For Question 2: The Problem Scenario
You may wish to follow the ‘IRAC’ formula in forming discussions for the problem question.
‘I’ – IDENTIFY’ the legal issue
‘R’ – Explain the ‘RULES’ (the law – legislation/judicial precedents from legal cases) surrounding the relevant area/ issue
‘A’ – APPLY the RULES – the relevant legal principles – to the issue and APPLY legal cases to support the opinion.
‘C’ give a CONCLUSION to the issue. This formula may be used over and over again in addressing all of the issues relating to each of the parties in the assignment question.
An overall conclusion should be given which summarises the situation and suggestions as to how to deal with/prevent this type of problem occurring in the future.
You will be marked on Grademark according to the following criteria:
|Marking criteria||Learning Outcomes||% of overall mark||Mark achieved %|
|Introduction:Has an outline of the areas in question been provided, including a coherent, brief explanation / discussion of the relevant issues?||1; 2; 4||5%|
|Contents:Have the relevant, specific issues been defined and identified?Has an explanation / exploration of the issues identified been provided?Have suitable legal cases / statutes been fully incorporated as part of the discussions?Are the arguments / discussions coherent and address the essay question in an appropriate, logical manner?||1; 2; 3; 4||30%|
|ConclusionHas a coherent conclusion to the issues raised been provided?||1; 2; 4||5%|
|Presentation and Academic Rigour:Have the arguments and conclusions been clearly presented and communicated in an appropriate style of language, including using good spelling and grammar?Has Harvard referencing been applied correctly?Have the incorporated legal cases been provided with the correct legal citations?||10%|
Question 2 (The case study/problem question)
|Marking criteria||Learning Outcomes||% of overall mark||Mark achieved %|
|Introduction:Are the contractual issues emanating from the case study scenario identified and introduced?Are there brief discussions on how contractual principles relate to the question?||1; 2; 3; 4||5%|
|Contents:Have the specific issues been defined and identified?Have suitable legal cases been incorporated as part of the discussions and they used to illustrate the issues in the case scenario?Has an explanation on the issues identified been provided?Are the arguments / discussions coherent and applied to the problem question in a logical manner?||1; 2; 3; 4||35%|
|Conclusion:Has a coherent conclusion to the issues raised been provided?Has appropriate advice been given to the parties?||1; 2; 3; 4||5%|
|Presentation and Academic Rigour:Have the arguments and conclusions been clearly communicated in an appropriate style of language, including using good spelling and grammar?Has Harvard referencing been applied correctly?Have the legal cases discussed been provided with the correct citations?||5%|