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6. Finding cases  

able to use the library as a backup is essential. That said, virtually all case law research is now done online, and you should find that the cases you will need as an undergraduate exist

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6. Finding cases  

able to use the library as a backup is essential. That said, virtually all case law research is now done online, and you should find that the cases you will need as an undergraduate exist

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7. Using cases  

conclusion as to the outcome of the case. The ratio of the case is the legal rule and associated reasoning that is essential to the resolution of the case. It is the conclusion that is

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7. Using cases  

conclusion as to the outcome of the case. The ratio of the case is the legal rule and associated reasoning that is essential to the resolution of the case. It is the conclusion that is

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19. Mooting skills  

respondent. The case name does not necessarily indicate which party is the appellant and which is the respondent. It is essential to use the past history of the case and the way in which

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19. Mooting skills  

respondent. The case name does not necessarily indicate which party is the appellant and which is the respondent. It is essential to use the past history of the case and the way in which

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21. Drafting skills  

statement of case to illustrate the application of these drafting skills. Statements of case are documents in which one party to a civil case sets out the basis of their case against the

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13. Referencing and avoiding plagiarism  

paragraph numbers, as is invariably the case with neutrally cited cases, it is perfectly acceptable to use a paragraph number as a pinpoint (and essential if it is not published elsewhere

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13. Referencing and avoiding plagiarism  

paragraph numbers, as is invariably the case with neutrally cited cases, it is perfectly acceptable to use a paragraph number as a pinpoint (and essential if it is not published elsewhere

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8. Fees  

lawyer’s point of view, this is essential. Lost cases will lead to a net loss to the lawyer and they need to recoup that cost by charging more for the cases that are won. If a fee is

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10. Litigation  

assumes that each side will, indeed, present the best case. If one side presents the best case and the other a very weak case, however, it is unlikely that justice will be done. Both

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12. Legal reasoning and ethics  

questions for each case: 1. What was the legal issue in the case? 2. What was the legal rule that applied in this case? 3. What were the particular facts of this case? 4. What

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12. Legal reasoning and ethics  

questions for each case: 1. What was the legal issue in the case? 2. What was the legal rule that applied in this case? 3. What were the particular facts of this case? 4. What

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7. Conflicts of interests  

following case indicates, the courts may take some convincing that the informational barrier is effective. Key case Bolkiah v KPMG [1999] 1 All ER 517 This case involved a

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8. Books, journals, and official publications  

developments during the text’s lifetime. 8.1.2 Cases and materials books Cases and materials books contain a collection of key cases, statutes, reports, articles, and book extracts

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9. Negligence and lawyers  

kind of issue commonly arises in negligence cases involving professionals such as lawyers. The leading current case is now discussed. Key case Manchester Building Society v Grant

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11. Alternative dispute resolution  

on. 20 In such cases, the parties may be willing to agree to settle for much less than a court would award. In other cases, the law may be unclear, in which case it can provide little

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6. Confidentiality  

that: In egregious cases, the confidentiality rules facilitate fraud, perjury, and acquittals for dangerous criminals; even worse, there are highly publicized cases in which lawyers knowingly

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5. The lawyer–client relationship  

appropriate to the circumstances. Professional help may be needed, and in some cases may be essential, to achieve this, but sufficient information should be given to allow clients to

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16. Revision and examination skills  

particular emphasis on those that demonstrate essential principles. Remember that it is more important that you know the legal principle from the case rather than the facts but that the facts