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  • Comparison of Corporate Governance laws and Codes of Australia and Singapore
  • Corporate Governance was a hardly heard topic a decade ago unlike today when it is more like a staple food in business environment, capital market and economic purview of any nation.

    It is a set of processes and policies which affects the way a group or association is directed, administered or controlled. This association may be a country or a company. The ultimate objective of this association is governed by a common guideline. All the stakeholders who revolve around this common objective become a part of the corporate governance rule or phenomena. Corporate governance ensures accountability of specific individuals or subgroups to reduce changes of error in a society and hence its contribution is immense in economic efficiency of a country as a whole (Robert, Monks, Minow, 2008)

    Various activities in the society emphasizes on a clearly demarcated corporate governance guidelines which can prevent any collapse of large nature like 1929 or 2008 etc. As a part of such initiative US Federal passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which could help safeguarding public confidence in phenomena like corporate governance.

    We have defined the concept of corporate governance from a country’s perspective and then evaluated the difference between corporate governance norms between an Australia and Singapore. Both the country definitely maintains a different corporate governance rules but they complement each other, in case seen from an overall global perspective. We have penned down their similarities as well as dissimilarities (John and Senbet, 1998)

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  • Analysis of 2 Cases related to Law of Contract and Law of Tort
  • The following report is the case study of the two important cases in the recorded history which have changed the way we look into the certain laws. The report tries to relate the principles of remoteness of damage arising from these cases. The author also tries to explain the interrelationship between tort and contract laws. In doing so, the author first briefs the terms contract law, tort law and remoteness of damage before analyzing the cases. The author intends to do so by referring to various books and journals from across the globe. The two cases analysed are –
    Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd, The Wagon Mound 1961 Privy Council 1 All England Law Reports 404; and

    Hadley v Baxendale 1854 9 Exch 341
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  • Analysis of the case Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Lenah Game Meats Pty Ltd [2001] HCA 63 15 November 2001 H2/2000
  • This paper answers the following questions –

    (a) In which Court is the matter being determined, who are the parties to the case and what are their roles in the action, eg. plaintiff, defendant, appellant?

    (b) What are the key facts in the case?

    (c) What was the outcome of the case? Who won in the end?

    (d) What are the key elements of the decision of each member of the Court?

    (e) What are the major specific areas of law under discussion?

    (f) What is the ratio decidendi?

    (g) What are two examples of judicial statement that might be regarded as obiter dicta?

    (h) Discuss briefly each of the judges’ views of the concept of the law of privacy.

    (i) Do you consider the case comes to an appropriate outcome on the question of protecting privacy? Give reasons.
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  • Analysis of the famous – ‘Coffee at McDonalds – A Burning question’ case study
  • This paper answers the following questions on the case study –

    1. From the internet reports, explain why the judge reduced the reward of $2.7 million to $480000.
    2. What the amount finally awarded to Stella Liebeck?
    3. What is ‘perineum?
    4. Has this case may any difference in McDonald’s Coffee temperature and label today?
    5. Was McDonald treated fairly by the courts, given all the facts of the case?
    6. Who are stakeholders in case? Who won and who lost the case?
    7. Does the case signal that strong product liability law and tort reform are needed in the United States?
    8. Does this case prove that justice is fairly served in democratic and capitalistic societies?

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  • Analysis of the famous case Solomon v Solomon & Co. Ltd (1895-99)
  • • Facts of Solomon v Solomon
    • Principles Laid in Solomon v Solomon
    • Lifting the Veil of Incorporation
    • Concluding Remarks
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  • Analysis of the famous international trade law case study - The WTO’s Rejection of the European Ban on Hormone- Treated Beef
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  • Analysis of the Hospitality law case study
  • This assignment is based on the following case study –

    Mr and Mrs Ratchett wish to book a holiday for themselves and their son Boris, who is aged 9. They look for suitable places to stay on the Internet and eventually decide to book a stay at ‘Hadleys’, which is described as a family hotel and leisure park.
    The homepage of the website states: “Disappointment is a word we don’t use at Hadley’s! We will ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime and your every need will be met. Satisfaction is guaranteed”’.
    The detailed information on the website states that there is entertainment provided for Children during the day, including an Adventure Playground, suitable for all children aged above 7, as well a Health Spa and Casino for adults in the evening.
    Mrs Ratchett fills in the online booking form and pays £1200 for the family to stay for a week in July. She books a family suite which the website says includes separate rooms for children and adults together with an ensuite bathroom for each and a separate communal living room. She receives an automated reply confirming that the rooms requested rooms are available for the dates required and have been reserved for her. Shortly afterwards she receives a further e.mail confirming the booking and giving information about what to do on arrival. This is entitled ‘Receipt’ and also states in small print at the bottom “Hadleys accept no responsibility if we are unable to comply with the precise requirements of your booking and will not be liable for any representations or conditions that cannot be complied with”.
    The family arrive at Hadleys on Saturday morning. They check in and are shown to their room. They are very disappointed to find that they all have to share a single large room and the bathroom is in fact along the corridor from their room and shared with other residents. They are very disappointed however they decide to stay as they think they will be too busy enjoying the facilities to spend too much time in the room.
    The family go to Hadley’s Diner for lunch. Mr Ratchett sees a sign at the the entrance to the Diner which says “If you can eat two of our Mega Burgers at one meal we will give you a £100 voucher to spend in our Casino”. Mr Ratchett decides to try and succeeds in eating two of the burgers. He goes to ask the restaurant manager where he can claim his voucer but the restaurant manager tells him that the advert is not serious and is just a marketing ploy.
    That afternoon the family go to the Adventure Playground. At the entrance there is an A4 size notice that says: “All patrons use these rides at their own risk. The management will not be liable for any loss or injury caused to those using these rides howsoever caused”. It turns out that a number of the rides are in fact unsuitable for Boris due to him being quite short. He is however able to go on the Sonic Death Run Rollercoaster. Unfortunately the harness Boris is wearing comes loose during the ride and he is thrown from the car. He breaks his legs and suffers other minor injuries. His camera and iPod, which he was carrying, are broken beyond repair.
    Utterly fed up and disappointed the Ratchet’s decide to leave the next morning and take Boris home with them when he is released from hospital later that day. They wish to know if they can claim compensation for what has happened to them.

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  • Analysis of the sample property project developed by Home Port Property in Melbourne central business district
  • Part A 3
    Introduction 3
    Home Port Property 4
    Objectives of the Investor 5
    Source of Funding 6
    Part B 6
    Discounted Cash flow Analysis 6
    Conclusions and Recommendations 10
    References 12
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  • Answer to Law questions
  • This paper provides answer to the following 2 questions –

    Question 1
    John Jones was taken on to help the Local Authority set up a new IT system in January 2008. He was initially sourced through an Agency, who have paid his salary for almost three years. However, John has had no contact with the Agency since he first started working for the Local Authority and his line manager signs his weekly time sheets and post them to the Agency for John each week.
    He has regular appraisals with his line manager, has been told that he is subject to the Local Authority’s policies, including their sickness and holiday absence policies.
    John has asked his manager on several occasions whether he could be taken on by the Council and was assured that he had nothing to worry about.
    In October, following cutbacks John is told that he is no longer needed, thanked for his efforts and his job is ended at the end of the week.
    John is not happy and is threatening to bring a claim against the Local Authority for unfair dismissal
    You are asked to advice the HR department of the Local Authority.
    1. Advise them on John’s employment status and explain why you have reached this conclusion
    2. Would John be entitled to bring a claim for unfair dismissal against the Authority?
    3. Would your answer change if John was bringing a claim relating to discrimination?
    Question 2
    "The first wave of implementation of the Equality Act will pave the way for the implementation of landmark provisions to protect disabled people from discrimination”
    The Government Equalities Office spokesman (3rd July 2010 – BBC News)
    In light of the new provisions of the Equality Act 2010, which came into force on 1st October 2010, critically analyse this comment and consider whether the changes in respect of disability discrimination will lead to better protection for disabled people.
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  • Assignment exploring the policy and content of aspects of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) laws in Australia
  • This paper answers the following question –
    Why is it thought that making ‘officers’ personally liable will improve the health and safety of workplaces? Critically assess the Model Bill’s provisions dealing with the duty of officers. Do you agree with them? Explain.

    The advances in science in the 20th century have led to rapid industrialization resulting in a large population working in the industries. These large populations of workers play a very important role in keeping the dice rolling in today’s modern world. It is very important to safe guard the rights of these workers and to ensure a safe and a non hazardous working environment for them. It is noted that more than two million people die due to work related accidents and issues (International Labour Organisation, 2010). In the mid 20th century, International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) came together to define occupational health and to ensure the safety of millions of workers across the globe. The joint ILO/WHO committee on occupational health adopted the following definition for occupational health in their first session in 1950 and later revised in the 12th session in 1995:

    “Occupational health should aim at: the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations; the prevention amongst workers of departures from health caused by their working conditions; the protection of workers in their employment from risks resulting from factors adverse to health; the placing and maintenance of the worker in an occupational environment adapted to his physiological and psychological capabilities; and, to summarize, the adaptation of work to man and of each man to his job.”(NOHSAC, 2006)

    Governments across the globe believe that poor work place atmosphere and low-quality OSH performance result in direct and indirect losses to the nation. Industries also sustain huge losses. These losses occur due social security payments, healthcare costs, insurance levies or premiums, loss of productivity, investigation time, lost production, legal fees, fines, compensatory damages and lost goodwill from the workforce and from customers. (NOHSAC, 2006)

    The following report discusses the importance of employer in maintaining a safe work place atmosphere and ensuring the safety of the worker. The report briefs on the ‘duty of care’ acts in Occupational Health and Safety law in Australia. It mainly concentrates on the common belief that making the ‘officers’ (employer or the immediate supervisor at the workplace) liable to any accidents at workplace will improve the health and safety of workplaces. It also critically assesses the Model Bill’s provisions dealing with the duty of care.
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