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I am a Legal Practice Course student due to begin training as a solicitor next year. Prior to this I studied History and Politics at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, prior to completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law. Alongside tutoring I have worked both as a Parliamentary Assistant for a Member of Parliament as well as for the Electoral Commission

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Graduate Diploma in Law - Commendation (2016 - 2017)

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History and Politics - 2.i (2012 - 2015)

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Asked by Kat

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Why has the US trade deficit narrowed recently ?
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The US trade deficit actually recently recorded its first rise in four months. Prior to this, the narrowing largely should stemmed from increases i...Learn more

Asked by Max

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What action on November 11, 1918, brought World War I to an end?
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An armistice negotiated between the Allied Powers and Germany. This was in the effect a ceasefire between the two sides - the conflict didn’t forma...Learn more

Asked by William

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How did Franz Ferdinands death contribute to the starting of the First World War?
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In the short term, the assassination of Frank Ferdinand caused a dispute between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. This in turn dragged in Russia (allies ...Learn more

Asked by Richard

History πŸ•Œ
In the early 1900s, what did it mean for cities to be "dry"?
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The sale and consumption of alchohol was prohibited.

Asked by Sarah

History πŸ•Œ
What were some of Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms?
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Deng Xiaoping broadly introduced market elements to the Chinese economy. He was particularly inspired by the economic model used in Singapore. More...Learn more

Asked by Elise

History πŸ•Œ
Can anyone help with a level history coursework? Doing it on appeasement by the British government from 1919-1939?
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Hi Elise This is something I’d be able to help with - this was an area of specialism of mine during my degree. Michael

Asked by Liam

History πŸ•Œ
By the end of Reconstruction, what means were used to disenfranchise African Americans?
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A series of measures passed by state governments, informally known as the β€œJim Crow laws” Jim Crow included the introduction of strict literacy tes...Learn more

Asked by Max

English πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
How do you see Locke's ideas represented in Jefferson's writing?What are some similarities between the pieces of writing?
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The conventional view is that Jefferson was heavily influenced by Locke. Locke prioritised right of individuals to β€˜life, liberty and property’ - v...Learn more

Asked by Max

History πŸ•Œ
What was a key reason for the post-war cash crunch in America?
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By post-war I assume you are referring to the revolutionary war. It can be boiled down two main factors, a high level of debt caused by fighting a ...Learn more

Asked by Liam

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What tense characterizes the perfect participle? Is it past, present, or future?
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Technically past - but is perhaps better known as β€˜near present’ as it refers to an action that is only just completed, e.g β€œhaving said that”

Asked by Tasnim

General πŸ›
How is judicial review challenge Parliamentary Sovereignty in terms of Human Rights Act 1998?
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The basis of the British constitution is that parliament is sovereign - meaning parliament is the supreme law making body and no other body can amen...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What is co-ownership in terms of legal and equitable?
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It depends on the form of co-ownership. Co-ownership by way of joint tenancy is both legal (the legal title is held in the names of the owners) and...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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If a person is not registered on the deed under LRA, will so be able to attain overriding interest in order to protect her rights of the property ?
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The individual in question would have to be in β€˜actual occupation’ to attain an overriding interest. Whether they are turns on a question of fact.

Asked by Tasnim

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Does Human Rights Act 1998 challenge parliamentary sovereignty?
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It certainly β€˜challenges’ parliamentary sovereignty as it made primary legislation much more easy to challenge in Court. Anderson V Secretary of St...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

General πŸ›
What is an equitable interest under resulting trust?
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In the context of property, resulting trusts generally arise when an individual has made a contribution to the purchase price but not intended as a ...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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If your wife considered β€œestranged”, however she did provide some amount to the property, but her husband who she had no connection sold the property to another individual. What interest would she have?
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Would probably be an equitable interest through a constructive trust and s37 of the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act 1970. There are other...Learn more

Asked by Aimee

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What are the positives and negatives of globalisation?
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Advantages: Cheaper goods Greater consumer choice Greater interdependence between countries Greater efficiencies Economic growth Greater cultura...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What is legal and equitable lease?
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Legal leases are those which comply with s54(2) LPA 1925 and s27(2)(b)(i) LRA 2002 (periodic tenancies are an exception to this general rule). Equit...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What are the significant statutes for leases?
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It depends on the kind of lease but broadly: Law of Property Act 1925 Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 Land Registration Act 20...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What is the difference between a lease and a license?
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A lease grants an interest in land namely granting the enjoyment of the land to the exclusion of all others for a fixed period. A licence merely g...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

General πŸ›
Is Diceyan concept still used?
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Yes - it forms the basis of most conceptions of the rule of law around the world. It is perhaps more prevalent in the U.K. where there is no codif...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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Why is s.3 and s.4 of HRA significant in terms of challenging parliamentary sovereignty?
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s.3 in effect imposes a purposive approach to interpreting legislation - that it should be read in accordance with convention rights. Historically, ...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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A claimant has purchased a freehold property from the landlord, however his wife is not willing to move out as she was on a holiday and she claimed she contributed to the property. This is his estranged wife and what interest will she have?
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Much depends on exact facts but the wife will have an overriding interest if she is in β€˜actual occupation’ which will turn on whether there is a deg...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What are the significant cases to look at registered land in land law?
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Depends which issues you are talking about as just β€˜registered land’ includes dozens.

Asked by Tasnim

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What is a resulting/applied and constructive trust and their differences?
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There is significant overlap. Resulting trust arise in the absence of an express trust in which, say, an individual contributes towards the purcha...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What is overriding and overreacting?
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Overriding interests are those that will bind the purchaser even if they are not registered. Overreaching is the process by which these interests a...Learn more

Asked by Duafatema

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1Using income elasticity of demand explain the reasons for the increase in profits during the recession for businesses like Aldi, Lidl etc?
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Income elasticity of demand refers to the responsiveness of a demand for a product to a change in income. Sometimes demand for some products rise ...Learn more

Asked by Tasnim

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What cases are used in terms of human rights act challenging parliamentary sovereignty?
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R (on the application of Anderson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department - declaration of incompatibility on legislation allowing Home Secret...Learn more

Asked by Ifeanyichukwu

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What are the determinants of aggregate demand in the short and long run?
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In the short run: Consumption+Investment+Government Spending+Net Exports These are the same in the long run, the difference between the short run...Learn more

Asked by Ifeanyichukwu

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What are the determinants of aggregate supply in the short and long run?
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Often determinants affect both but broadly speaking here are a few (but by no means all): Short run: Wages, energy prices and other input prices ...Learn more

Asked by Ihsan

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a UK codified constitution?
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Advantages: Codified constitutions tend to be more difficult to amend and therefore better protect individual rights. Currently, British constitut...Learn more

Asked by Shahab Saif

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Why may disinflation occur? What are its implications on an economy?
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A reduction in aggregate demand or an increase in long run aggregate supply. If moderate can mean lower prices (this is good) but may indicate a sl...Learn more