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Slorach et al: Legal Systems and Skills 3e

Chapter 6: Self-test questions

Instructions

Answer the following questions and then press 'Submit' to get your score.

Question 1

Imagine it is 1955. You are being sued for libel. How would the mechanics of your legal representation work?

Question 2

Imagine it is 2017. You are being sued for libel. How would the mechanics of your legal representation work? Choose the wrong answer.

Question 3

The nature of legal services has reflected society and politics. Below are listed four stages of this development. Which option most accurately reflects the correct order?
I Increasing liberalisation in line with free market thinking.
II Monopolisation and standardisation as a reaction to the needs of a growing state.
III Formalisation to reflect the growth of the early modern state.
IV Ad hoc creation of roles within a gradually developing country.

Question 4

Which of the following is not a growth sector of the legal market?

Question 5

This question is an example of an ethical question faced by solicitors. To answer it accurately you would need a basic understanding of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct. The authors assume that you do not have this knowledge.

If you do not get the correct answer, do not worry, as the purpose of the question is to illustrate the sorts of issues which you might face as a lawyer, rather than to test your knowledge.

You act for the executors of James deceased. Included in the estate is a house which you would like to buy.

Which option is correct?

Question 6

This question is an example of an ethical question faced by solicitors. To answer it accurately you would need a basic understanding of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct. The authors assume that you do not have this knowledge.

If you do not get the correct answer, do not worry, as the purpose of the question is to illustrate the sorts of issues which you might face as a lawyer, rather than to test your knowledge.

You are a solicitor acting for Judy in litigation proceedings and are doing the advocacy work yourself. Judy is giving evidence and you become aware that her evidence is untrue.

Question 7

This question is an example of an ethical question faced by solicitors. To answer it accurately you would need a basic understanding of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct. The authors assume that you do not have this knowledge.

If you do not get the correct answer, do not worry, as the purpose of the question is to illustrate the sorts of issues which you might face as a lawyer, rather than to test your knowledge.

You are a sole practitioner who specialises in personal injury litigation. You are considered an expert in your field. However, you are already overworked and are struggling to keep up with your existing caseload.

You are approached by a large American company, which wishes to bring an action for a breach of one of its patents. You consider that this work would be very lucrative for you. Should you take on this work?