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LLT Introduces Global Law Tutoring App

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London Law Tutor is proud to announce the launch of the world’s first app exclusively built for law students that allows you to have access to law notes, online lectures, and tuition services at your fingertips. In today's fast-paced world access to information instantaneously is invaluable; our app allows you to enhance your legal knowledge on the move. The LLT App is a direct pathway to the LLT Blog where readers and users can remain updated on the constant developments in the legal world. Use the app to read law notes, watch online lectures for free, get to know a little bit more about our elite team of tutors, place an order online and so much more!
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Essay Writing Tips: How to Write a First Class Law Essay

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Distinction and first class quality law essay writing is an art whose objective is to draw an intellectually stimulating and comprehensive picture of the subject matter for the reader. In order to achieve high marks on a piece of legal literature, it is important that you are aware of how to write a top quality law essay that inevitably holds analytical depth. You should always endeavour to critique the law, and this is done by providing solid justifications for your criticisms backed by appropriate authorities which may or may not include judicial approaches in cases and academic views in journal articles etc.
Many students, when writing law essays, will be criticised for being too descriptive. A descriptive essay is one that simply states what the law is, with little or no analysis of the law. Essays require critical evaluation of the law. Accordingly, an essay that is largely descriptive will not answer the question being set, and so will struggle to attract even a lower second-clas…

Constructive Dismissal - A Path to Protection Littered with Obstacles?

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There are a lot of names for it: dismissal; sacking; letting go; termination; etc.; but the truth is that when a contract for employment is terminated between an employer and employee a number of social and economic factors come into play. Theoretically, dismissal gives employers the opportunity to ensure they have an optimal task force and “sub-optimal workers” (for want of a better phrase) do not become a financial strain. On the other hand, dismissal usually has a devastating impact on employees who lose not only their incomes but also their reputations and credibility. It is for this latter reason that employment law governs unfair dismissal with sanctions for the employer (usually compensatory in nature) which are designed to discourage dismissal where doing so would be for unfair reasons. But, what happens where the employer attempts to avoid being penalised for “unfair dismissal” by instead treating the employee in such a way as to force them to resign? Employment law caters fo…

Clash to the Titans: Insurance Law v The Financial Ombudsman Service

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It is increasingly common for industries to establish ombudsmen services which, following the exhaustion of internal complaints procedures, are the next step in dealing with a dispute. Such services are beneficial in that they often circumvent the need for parties to participate in court proceedings; this effectively means reduced costs, faster decisions and a less restrictive and fairer approach. For the insurance industry this service is catered for the by Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The service provided by FOS caters for claims up to a certain value and boasts that its decisions are taken in the realms of fairness as opposed to a strict application of the law.
However, as I have explained in my upcoming publication (Jay Gajjar, ‘The Doctrine of Insurable Interest in Life Insurance: A Fling of the Past or Till Death Do Us Part?’ (2013) 127 British Insurance Law Association Journal 1) there has been an unhealthy divorce between the FOS and insurance law. To this end, especially…

Bonds and Sukuk: A Comparative Overview

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The subject matter of this article encompasses an area of Islamic finance that has seen rapid growth over the last two decades. The objective of this article is to give the reader an overview of two commonly used debt capital market instruments: the conventional bond and, its Islamic finance equivalent, the sukuk. Bonds are the most widely used debt security on the capital markets and they can be issued in numerous forms. At a basic level a bond is a certificate of debt under which the issuer obligates itself to pay the principal and interest to the bondholders on specified dates. There are certain characteristics that one can associate with bonds; firstly a bond represents a debt obligation, secondly businesses can raise capital by issuing them since they can be marketed to a wide range of investors through a syndicate of financial institutions on the capital markets through a listing on the London Stock Exchange or to a small group of investors thorough a process known as Private Pl…

LLT News Update

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The birth of LLT took place at University College London as the batch of 2012-13 commenced. Our core team certainly takes pride in the fact that the Faculty of Law at UCL has been ranked as the top law school in the United Kingdom by The Guardian recently. As we march towards the dawn of a new era in private education globally, we here at LLT, continue to strive towards our goal of helping law students in unprecedented ways. 
Our YouTube Channel has been updated with law lectures on Commercial lawContract law, and European Union law recently. We are committed to turning the academic weaknesses of our law students into strengths by providing them with a holistic picture of technical legal concepts through private education that sets the bar high. Updates have also been made to our Free Law Library that contains a plethora of law notes including case summaries. Keep an eye out for more updates to our Law Library in the coming weeks! We are also proud to announce that Jay Gajjar, our …

Piercing the Corporate Veil: The Supreme Court has Spoken (2013).

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Perhaps the first case any law student taking the company law module will ever be introduced to is that of Salamon v Salamon & Co Ltd (1897). Salamon represented a unanimous decision to uphold the doctrine of corporate personality. What is the corporate personality doctrine? The doctrine established that an incorporated company has a distinct identity from its shareholders (members) and, therefore, must be dealt with and sued in its own name.
Before the anti-capitalists uproar at the idea of a distinct corporate personality, its merits should be explored. For many years to date, the doctrine has facilitated the expansion of business activity by allowing those with little or limited capital, or those lacking an unlimited appetite for risk, the comfort to invest in an incorporated company in the knowledge that should the company fall insolvent or obtain some legal liability against itself it will not be possible for the shareholder to be pursued. Thus, the corporate personality doctr…

Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups Regulations 2013 - A Step in the Right Direction?

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So, it’s time for our first law-related blog post and what better a place to start than a topic very dear to my heart? With an article due to be published in a 2014 edition of the European Business Law Review and numerous personal blog posts on a previous matter, coupled with the 2013 Regulations, the issue of directors’ remuneration seems like the perfect place to begin.
To start with a little context; it has become increasingly common for journal articles and all others forms of media to begin by referring to the most recent global recession and I shall pay respect to this recent trend. The recession heightened pre-existing tensions in relation to the salaries taken home by directors of public companies. The crude summary is that whilst thousands of jobs have been axed at the lower end of the pay scale (for example the thousands of redundancies within the commercial and retail arms of RBS) in a bid to “reduce costs and save money” the high-earning company directors of the same compan…

Private Law Tutoring Evolution

Welcome to our brand new blog here at London Law Tutor! We are a dedicated group of expert law tutors who are committed to helping you achieve academic excellence. We are second to none when it comes to innovation in legal education. We introduced Law Tutor Profilesand a Free Law Library for law and non-law students across the globe. Our ultimate aim is to produce the next generation of barristers and solicitors by employing market leading tutoring techniques and cutting edge academic solutions. We also made history by becoming the first private law tutoring company in the world to launch a YouTube channel where any student can gain free knowledge by listening to our ever growing list of basic introductory lectures on different areas of law. This blog will be updated regularly with articles on recent developments in different areas of law.

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