INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Candidates are required to write 1500 words on the topic given below. Your argument, must be supported by appropriate references. References must be cited in Harvard referencing style (eg Smith 1992) .The assignment must include a bibliography (list of references used in the assignment). The Internet may be used for authoritative reference material provided the source, author, date of access, and site address is clearly shown in footnote format. Marks available 20%.
Henrietta engaged a firm of solicitors to obtain an injunction to prevent a former male friend from visiting her and making a nuisance of himself. An unqualified litigation clerk was given the matter to handle, but his incompetence over an 11month period created further embarrassment for Henrietta. Has Henrietta any claim against the firm for ‘mental distress and upset’?
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contract law 60%
Ability to apply case law and statute to support an argument 20%
Presentation of the work in a clearly written and scholarly essay 20%