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'The tort of private nuisance is ineffective and has little relevance in the modern law of torts.' Discuss the tort of private nuisance in light of the above statement.

The tort of private nuisance may be defined as the unlawful and indirect interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land in which they have an interest. The tort has developed over a long period of time and exists in common law.

Advise Malcolm on whether the police acted lawfully with regards to the stop and search.

The police have been granted powers to stop and search a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Briefly explain the law relating to murder

Murder is a common law offence and is the unlawful killing of a human being, under the Queen’s peace, with malice aforethought. It is considered by most people to be one of the most serious of offences. It carries a mandatory life sentence.

Define and explain the criminal liability for theft as defined under Section 1 Theft Act 1968 including the various elements of the offence that need to be proven.

Theft is stated as follows 'A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving that other of it …....'

Describe and illustrate Orders in Council

Authority has been granted by the Emergency Powers Act 1920 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 for legislation to be introduced by an Order in Council.

Describe and illustrate the law of private nuisance.

The tort of private nuisance may be defined as the unlawful and indirect interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land in which they have an interest. The tort has developed over a long period of time and exists in common law.

Describe and illustrate the role of the European Commission.

The Commission consists of one commissioner from each EU country and its' job is to represent the common European interest to all the EU countries.

Describe arbitration as a means of civil dispute resolution.

Arbitration is a way of resolving a dispute using an independent and impartial third party who will listen to both sides of the dispute and then decide the best way to resolve it.

Describe how disputes can be resolved other than by using the courts.

There is a range of different methods of resolving disputes without going to court. These alternative methods are referred to as ‘ADR’ i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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