Westminster International College
Module Title: The Legal Framework
Academic Year Period: June 2013 – August 2013
Lecturer: Dr. Bahma Sivasubramaniam
Date Given and Available on the Student Portal:
Date of Completion and Submission: 15 August 2013
Submission Method: Online via turnitin
Assessment Type: A group type-written assignment
Explain at length the doctrine of separate legal entity. Identify another jurisdiction that has applied this doctrine (other than the United Kingdom) and support your choice with the relevant case-law from that country.
The submission of your work for assessment should be organised and clearly structured in a report format as outlined below:
Discussion and Analysis
This assignment is worth 40% of the final assessment of the module.
Maximum word length allowed is 2000 words. The word count excludes Section 4.0 above.
The required content of the document produced by each student is required to be within specific maximum word lengths (in brackets) and to cover the specific areas as follows:
1. An introduction – identifying the main crux of the assignment and explanation. (200 words maximum/10 marks) 2. Setting out the doctrine (500 words maximum/15 marks)
3. Identification of 1 other jurisdiction and the law in that particular jurisdiction that is similar to the company law of the UK. (800 words/30 marks) 4. Identification of cases, discussion, analysis of the decisions and mapping of the UK case law to the discussion. (900 words maximum/35 marks) 5. Conclusion. (100 words maximum/10 marks)
YOU ARE TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR LECTURER THE CHOICE OF JURISDICTIONS BEFORE STARTING ON THE ASSIGNMENT Student is required to submit a type-written document in Microsoft Word format with Times New Roman font type, size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
Your assignment must:
a. Refer to cases and statutes where necessary and relevant. b. Highlight the decisions of the courts which are pertinent. c. Analyse and critically appraise the cases and legal principles. d. References to textbooks and journal articles are vital; but no reference should be made to Wikipedia. Proper acknowledgement must be made at all times.
Student is required to submit a type-written document in Microsoft Word format with Times New Roman font type, size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
The Harvard Style of Referencing system is COMPULSORY.
Indicate the sources of information and literature review by including all the necessary citations and references adopting the Harvard Referencing System.
Students who have been found to have committed acts of Plagiarism are automatically considered to have failed the entire semester. If found to have breached the regulation for the second time, you will be asked to leave the course.
Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s words, thoughts, ideas or essays from online essay banks and trying to pass them off as your own. It is a form of cheating which is taken very seriously. Take care of your work and keep it safe. Don’t leave it lying around where your classmates can find it.
Malaysian Qualifications Agency Learning Outcomes
Module Learning Outcomes:
To introduce students to the legal system including English legal system and main sources of law; To develop a broad appreciation of the law of tort;
To understand basic principles of law of contract, employment law & company law; To demonstrate skills in analysing and evaluating information and applying legal concepts and principles in a variety of circumstances; To provide the student with an appreciation and understanding of the ways in which legal considerations are crucial to a wide range of business activities and decisions. To assist the student to develop the ability to analyse...
References: Smith, J. (2005a). Dutch Citing Practices. The Hague: Holland Research Foundation.
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