Saturday, 13 December 2014

Legal English Quiz: Consumer Products

Hi everyone ! What is the missing word?

If a product becomes dirty, marked, scratched or damaged during its natural life, then there may be provisions in the contract that deal with fair wear and _____.

a) damage
b) tear
c) use
d) defects

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Hi all, well done Nitesh ! 

The answer is "legislature".

Here is our explanation of the separation of powers in UK law:
Separation of Powers (noun): This is a model of government where the most important law and policy making authorities are kept independent of each other. The reason for this is to make sure that the laws are fair and equal. In the English legal system the three authorities are the legislature (parliament), the executive (the cabinet and government departments) and the judiciary (the courts). In practice the model is far more complicated than this but generally these three authorities should be kept independent of each other under the principle of the separation of powers. Associated Words: Cabinet (noun), Court (noun), Executive (noun), Government (noun), Judiciary (noun), Legislature (noun), Parliament (noun).

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Legal English Quiz: The Separation of Powers

Hi everyone, legal English quiz time. Complete this sentence:

The three main parts of the English legal system are the judiciary, executive and the ___________.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Answer to quiz on commercial contracts

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay but Christmas time is super busy ! Here is the answer to the quiz: 

All reasonable endeavours (collocation): Parties to a commercial contract should enter into the contract in good faith. This phrase states that a party (or parties) will do their best where reasonably possible. The phrase is used to make sure that a party fulfils a duty or obligation, or at least to use a reasonable amount of effort to fulfil them. This phrase is sometimes subject to negotiation as ‘reasonable’ is not a strong word in this situation. For instance, if you are asking another party to do something under the contract, then you would argue for the phrase ‘all endeavours’ or ‘all best endeavours’. This is much stronger. However, if you are the party who must do something under the contract then you would argue that you should use ‘all reasonable endeavours’ as this obligation is easier to fulfil. Associated Words: All Endeavours (collocation), All Best Endeavours (collocation), Duties and Obligations (collocation), Enter into a Contract (collocation), To Fulfil (verb), Good Faith (noun), Negotiation (noun), Party (noun)

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