1. Explain the legal structures and principles of:
·The elements of the UK legal system, and sources of law.
·Explain and apply the laws relating to employment and treatment of employees.
·The legal distinctions between the different forms of business organisations
·Explain how companies are managed administered and regulated.
·Compare and contrast the different forms of company finance and capital
·Explain the legal framework applying to companies in difficulties.
·Analyse problems facing firms, explain their legal implications and identify appropriate legal remedies.
·Explain the legal regulations of corporate governance and control over fraudulent behaviour.
2. Identify and analyse legal problems and issues that arise
3. Apply appropriate legal principles to the facts and suggest courses of action.
Subject-based practical skills
4. Express a range of ideas using appropriate spoken and written English, demonstrating understanding of academic writing conventions and styles to explain legislation and apply legal principles;
5. Identify, access, and collate evidence from university and external sources, including textbooks and articles. Use accurate and appropriate referencing of sources in producing an essay;
Skills for life and work (general skills)
6. Use of analytical skills to produce a clear and reasoned explanation using word processing.
You are required to write a report addressing the requirement listed below. The report should have an introduction, a main body and a conclusion.
Sophia works as a full-time finance manager at First Media Ltd. As a supervisor for five junior staff, who have been recently recruited as accounts assistant, Sophia is expected to organise regular training sessions for the new staff. On entering the room booked for the first training session, Sophia noticed that the lights were very dim, some of the chairs were damaged, and there were loose electrical cables on the floor. As the new staff entered the room, one tripped over one of the electrical cables. A few minutes later Sophia almost fell off her chair, which had a broken leg. Sophia decided to approach her manager (Jason) to discuss the issues and requested another training room since the current one was unsafe to use. The manager insisted that the room had been inspected the previous day and that the chairs were suitable. He further stated that the training sessions were meant to last for only four hours, and that Sophia should be able to cope. When Sophia insisted on having the room changed, she was told to just get on with the job and stop wasting time, otherwise she would be fired. Sophia refused to work in such an environment, so she packed her bag and walked off the job. Sophia has always wanted to set up her own company and thinks it is time to get started with a business plan.
Sophia has approached you for some legal advice. Write a report outlining the following:
·Sophia is confused as to whether or not she has been dismissed. Explain the different types of dismissal.
·Advise Sophia of her legal position with regards to First Media Ltd.
·Discuss the main sources of finance that she may wish to consider when setting up a business.
·Outline the various documents that Sophia will need to submit before receiving a certificate of incorporation for her new business.
Explain the above with reference to the English legal system, decided and recorded law Case studies.
The coursework will be assessed by reference to the following criteria:
-Explanation of the issues that arise out of the terms of the requirement;
-Explanation of the key relevant legal principles with clarity and precision;
-Supporting the explanations with appropriate reference and example;
-Critical review of relevant literature on the topics highlighted in the requirement.
-Evidence of coherent arguments and effective structure adopted
You have been asked to produce a report. It should contain the following:
·Title Page, including the given title in full.
·Main body, which should also be organised under appropriate headings.
·Appendices, which should be numbered.
oMake sure you refer your reader to them as required.
·Word count; excluding appendices and reference list
Your work should be word processed in accordance with the following:
·Font style, Lucida Sans, font size 12
·1.5 line spacing.
·The page orientation should be ‘portrait’
·Margins on both sides of the page should be no less than 2.5 cm
·Pages should be numbered
·Your name should not appear on the script.
·Your student number should be included on every page.
Refer to your material provided in your skills modules to make sure that you have conformed to academic conventions. Pay particular attention to:
·The use of headings and/or signpost words
Your word count should not include your contents, reference list or appendices. You should provide your word count at the end of your report.
Exceeding the word count by more than 10% will result in a penalty of 10% of your marks for your work.
If your work is significantly shorter, then you will probably have failed to provide the level of detail required
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