Range and Scope of Legal and Professional Responsibilities within the Business Sector
Simon has enjoyed significant success with his TV Show “You’re Hired” where aspiring business professionals compete for the role of CEO of his UK based TV Production Company. To expand the brand overseas he has appointed Kim, a newly qualified lawyer and former celebrity as his new legal advisor as her high profile will raise viewing figures and advertising revenue for the show.
To celebrate her appointment Simon takes Kim to dinner. At the restaurant, the owner shows them to their table and takes their order. Kim asks the owner if the chicken dish contains peanuts as she is allergic to them and the owner confirms it does not. Based on his assurance she orders the dish. Simon and Kim both enjoy their meals but as they have an early start the next day decide against a desert and so Simon pays the bill and takes Kim home.
On the journey to Kim’s house Kim becomes violently ill and Simon takes her to the nearest hospital where she is diagnosed with anaphylactic shock from peanuts in the chicken dish. Kim has to remain in hospital for a week and is unable to attend a photo shoot for a celebrity magazine for which she was to be p
1.) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the range and scope of legal and professional responsibilities within the business sector
2.) Identify and understand the key concepts of contract and how they relate to business organisations and professional behaviour
3.) Demonstrate an ability to use legal authority appropriately and apply relevant law to a range of business
The question does not ask you to write an essay on tort, it asks you to advise Kim of
1) The responsibilities the restaurant owner owes to her under the tort of negligence
2) Of the remedies Kim may have against the restaurant owner
3) Of the consequences if she did not reveal her allergy to the restaurant owner
-You must answer all 3 parts if the question
-The material that you need to cover is detailed under 2.2, 50 – 59% of the
Assessment criterion on the question sheet posted on the module web and has been covered in lectures 11-14. This section also shows you how marks are allocated in this part of the assessment.
Additional reading has been provided on the reading list posted on moodl
Your advice to Kim will be a synopsis of the tort of negligence under UK law written in a formal and professional way avoiding slang and text speak.
what the law means
why/how the law is relevant Kim using cases to illustrate and support points made where appropriate.
Just stating the law is not enough for a good mark at undergraduate level.
You need to show that you understand and know how to apply the law.
The level of academic detail required and style to be adopted are as delivered in
Your advice should not make reference to any of the storylines in previous
Workshops and should focus only on the coursework scenario
Time will be allocated in class for Q&A about the assessment and proof reading of drafts
Your mark will be posted on Moodle 3 weeks after the deadline date
Your work should be completed using the correct referencing as per the Harvard Referencing Guide which can be found on the SSL skills portal under “referencing skills”.
If you want to reference the core reading the correct way to do this can be found at the end of each lecture slide.
If you want to reference something that was said in a lecture then this can be found on Page 29 of the full Harvard referencing guide.