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Osborn Word of the Week: Corporate Manslaughter

1 comment, posted on March 13, 2013

Corporate Manslaughter Under the common law a company may be guilty of manslaughter by an unlawful act or gross negligence, but only if the company is identified with an individual guilty of the offence. See AG’s Reference No.2 of 1999 However, […]

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Monthly Nutshell: Undue Influence (Contract Law)

No comments, posted on March 4, 2013

This month in our series of monthly bitesize extracts from Nutshells revision guides,  we discuss how the law recognizes Undue Influence. Background Information The narrow scope of the common law doctrine of duress led to the development, in equity, of […]

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Monthly Nutcase: R v Smith 1959 (Criminal Law)

No comments, posted on March 1, 2013

This month in our series of monthly bitesize extracts from Nutcases revision guides,  we have an outline of R v Smith 1959. Key Principle An intervening event will not break the chain of causation if the defendant’s conduct is still […]

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Osborn Word of the Week: Adverse Possession

5 comments, posted on February 27, 2013

Adverse Possession An occupation of land inconsistent with the right of the true owner. It is actual possession in the absence of possession by the rightful owner, and without lawful title. Time does not begin to run under the Statutes of Limitation unless […]

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Monthly Nutshell: What is a Joint Tenancy vs Tenancy in Common? (Land Law)

No comments, posted on February 21, 2013

This month in our series of monthly bitesize extracts from Nutshells revision guides,  we provide an overview of the differences between a joint tenancy and a tenancy in common, and how each can be terminated. Background Information THE JOINT TENANCY […]

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