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This assignment, along with the January exam, is designed to test the following key learning outcomes of the module:
1.Outline key aspects of the English legal system
2.Explain the ingredients needed to make a valid contract under English law.
3.Explain the basic principles of employment law, including those in relation to employment status and dismissal
4.Explain the elements needed to make a claim in negligence in Tort.
5.Critique the different forms of business organisations and describe the way in which these organisations can enter into contracts through the law of agency.
For an unfair dismissal claim to be made against a company, the claimant must show they are an employee of that company. However, in recent years, the employment status of an individual has become increasingly difficult to determine. Urgent legislative intervention is required to address this issue.
Discuss – Your answer should refer to relevant case law and to any recent reforms in this area
For your AC1006 assignment you have been allocated a FTSE 100 company.
Study the corporate information available on this company’s website. The company’s annual report may be a useful starting point.
Use this company information to provide illustrative examples in your essay which should cover the following information:
-The typical board structure of a UK Public Limited Company (PLC) (including the different types of director on the Board)
-The main legal differences between a PLC and a Private Limited Company (Ltd)
-The role of the Company Secretary and the authority a Company Secretary has to enter into contracts on behalf of a company
You need to provide a full bibliography at the end of your answer. This includes everything that you have read as preparation for the assessment (and nothing that you have not looked at yourself).
·Have separate lists for cases, statutes and weblinks. Books, journals and reports may be in the same list.
·Authored works should be listed in alphabetical order of authors’ surnames
·Use the OSCOLA system (see below) for details of the specific legal sources (e.g. case law, statute law) you reference in your bibliography.
Plagiarism (the practice of passing off other peoples’ work as your own) is a serious academic offence. If you are suspected of plagiarism you may be subject to an investigation. If found guilty there are a range of sanctions that the University can impose. Plagiarism has been identified as a major problem in higher education across the world. Universities have therefore invested heavily in techniques and applications to detect plagiarism. Ensure you submit your assignment to Turnitin ahead of the deadline and check the originality report. Ensure you have referenced any quotes or ideas used in your assignment back to their original source.There are two aspects to citation:
a)the form in which you insert the citation into your work, and
b)the format in which you provide details of the publication you have used.
In relation to a you should use the Harvard method. This involves putting the name, date and page number of the reference in brackets at the end of the section where you have used the authority, for example;
As Professor Smith argues, conventions regulate important constitutional relationships (Smith, 2002:61). or It has been argued that ‘Conventions, regulating as they do fundamental relationships within the UK constitution, are key to understanding that constitution’, (Smith, 2002:.61).
The full details of the reference are then found in the bibliography.
In relation to b) you should use Harvard or OSCOLA for specific legal sources (see table below). The citation function on the library search is very helpful and we will look at this in our seminars.