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Role of the law commision and the role played by pressure groups

In this essay I will explain the role of the law commission and discuss the role played by pressure groups and judges with regard to law reform. The law commission is made up of five people from the judiciary, the legal profession and legal academies. Generally the chairman is a high court judge and the…

Good Samaritan Law

The Good Samaritan Law is a legal principle that indemnifies a ‘rescuer’ who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress from being sued for ‘wrongdoing’. Its purpose is to keep people from being reluctant to help a stranger in need for fear of legal repercussions in the event that they made some mistake while rendering…

Was Saxon justice harsh and superstitious

Between AD500 and 1100 England changed form being a mass of small kingdoms into one united country. During these centuries, kings played a vital part in every aspect of government and especially in crime and punishment. A king’s most important tasks were to defend his country from attacks and to make sure his laws were…



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To what extent is the rule contained in the Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd

The company as a separate legal personality from that of its members as defined by the Companies Act 1862 was established in common law by the House of Lords in 1879 when they delivered their judgement in the case of Salomon v. Salomon & Co. Ltd. Indeed, this case is now seminal, with both practitioners…

Consider whether the different tests for certainty of objects applicable to fixed trusts and discretionary trusts are appropriate

The Certainty of object form one of the three requirements which must be satisfied to validate a trust. The fundamental principle is that to properly enforce a trust it must have cestque tui trust and it must be possible to establish who the beneficiaries are1. These apply to both fixed and discretionary trusts, which convey…

Nigerian Judiciary and the defence of the common man

In line with the doctrine of separation of powers, which is a cardinal feature of a democratic system, the Nigerian Constitution guarantees the independence of the Judiciary. The doctrine of seperation of power was introduced by French political philosopher, Baron de Montesquieu in order to protect the people from dictatorship or authoritarianism. Under this arrangement,…

The conventions governing ministerial responsibility

As we have learnt from out study of conventions, it would be very difficult to track down every convention relevant to ministerial responsibility, as they can be found from a variety of sources, some of which are unwritten. I shall be attempting to examine the most significant conventions, and examining their nature to determine exactly…

Are Socio-economic rights justiciable

When human rights are mentioned, it is typically civil and political rights that spring to mind, indeed there seems to be permeated through and through both Western government and western society an attitude of indifference toward socio-economic rights. When Western governments include the promotion of human rights in their foreign policy goals where can one…

How did the nation-state emerge

The historic state was formed of feudal societies, where the Kingdom had to be governed to its best potential. Control over the land was a crucial task as there were threats of warfare from other Kingdoms. The form of control of feudal societies were that of warfare and economic. The other method of control was…

John Stuart Mill’s liberty principle

In order to critically examine this particular principle and its influence, it is necessary to look at the background of the principle so that it can be studied in context. John Stuart Mill developed the liberty principle in his work On Liberty (1). Mill’s definition of liberty is “pursuing our own good in our own…

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