Category: Free Essays

Salomon v A. Salomon Ltd

This essay argues that the doctrine of ‘separate legal personality’ confirmed in the case of Salomon v A. Salomon Ltd though greatly diminished in importance by numerous judicial and statutory exceptions, remains bedrock English company law. The essay explains the meaning and origin of the doctrine before discussing the various judicial and legislative exceptions to …

Report on the European Bond Market – November 2010 to April 2012

This report describes the performance of the European bond market for the last 18 months and evaluates the impact of the major events, causes and factors which affected the sovereign and corporate bond market during this period. The report also provides the future of the European bond market based on the political scenario prevailing in …

Strategic Analysis of Rio Tinto Plc

Rio Tinto PLC holds a dominant position in the global metals and mining industry. Even though the company has a range of strategic strengths, trends in this industry mean that it needs to take further action in order to remain competitive. Three key actions are recommended. Introduction Rio Tinto is the world’s third largest mining …

“The doctrine of ‘separate legal personality’, as embodied in Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd [1897] AC 22, has been fatally undermined by the number of subsequent exceptions to it.” Discuss this statement, stating whether you agree or disagree, in whole or in part, and why.

Abstract Comments on the doctrine of separate legal personality, a major principle in English company law, and the fear that the growing number of exceptions to the doctrine is fatally undermining it. Explores the doctrine and its main exceptions to assess the extent to which the exceptions undermine the doctrine of separate legal personality. Discusses …

What, in your opinion, are the causes of the obesity ‘epidemic’ in the UK?

Abstract The aim of this essay was to explore the causes of the obesity epidemic in the UK. The prevalence of obesity among children and adults has reached epidemic proportions over the past two decades and is a major public health concern in the UK. The causes of the obesity epidemic are complex and include …

Does Therapeutic Touch reduce pain?

Abstract Pain has a significant negative impact on those who experience it and is not always eased by analgesia. Complementary therapies such as Therapeutic Touch may provide an alternative solution for pain relief. While there have not been many studies into Therapeutic Touch, there is some evidence that it may reduce pain. Recent review articles …

Does Therapeutic Touch Reduce Pain?

Abstract Many dismiss Complementary and Alternative Medicines such as Therapeutic Touch due to a lack of physiological data accrued from trials (NCCAM, 2000). Therapeutic Touch is considered by those in the field to provide multidimensional effects, not only physiologically, but in thought, feeling, and also spiritually (Leskowitz, 2011). Conventional Controlled Clinical Trials and Randomised Controlled …

Dissertation Guide on Proteomic Data Analysis and Migraine Attacks

The following article is a mini dissertation proposal written on the effects and causes of migraine. You may use this in idea generation of a related dissertation on proteomic data analysis and migraine attacks. Understanding of topic A migraine is classified as a severe headache lasting 4-72 hours and is accompanied disturbances to the visual …

2001 dot-com Bubble: its causes, effect, and lessons learnt

Abstract This paper looks at the causes, effects, and lessons learnt from the 2001 dot-com bubble financial crisis. To support my statements I investigate a variety of sources, including recently published academic journals, newspaper articles, books, and market reports. I find that the so called “Get Big Fast” business model that many dot-com companies employed …

A Critical Analysis of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Abstract There exists vast literature regarding the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Wade (1998) observed that: Interpretations of the Asian crisis have coalesced around two rival stories: the “death throes of Asian state capitalism” story about internal, real economy causes; and the “panic triggering debt deflation in a basically sound but under-regulated system” story that gives …

What role has been played by the media in US political contests?

Abstract The media has often played a significant role in political campaigns. Media coverage can contribute to the way a candidate is viewed in the eyes of the public, a fact that became even more prevalent during the 2008 U.S. elections with the introduction of ‘New Media.’ Introduction The following essay is an examination of …

“The doctrine of ‘separate legal personality’, as embodied in Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd [1897] AC 22, has been fatally undermined by the number of subsequent exceptions to it.”

This essay expounds the doctrine of ‘separate legal personality’ and analyses the rationale behind the fears that it has become irrevocably undermined, due to the plethora of exceptions that have heretofore arisen. In order to provide a thorough analysis of the situation, the doctrine and the exceptions, both statutory and judicial shall be analysed to …

Organs “second class” use necessity in transplantation

Abstract There are many ethical, legal and religious views with regards to organ donation. Statistics from 2009 by UK Transplant Organisation showed that, there are 8000 people on the waiting list, with only 3000 transplants a year. This shows that we need to increase the demand for organs as many people are dying. There are …

Golden fleece hotel and needs assessment

Executive Summary This project is designed to get in detail from survey and past relevant literature the impacts of Information System(IS) adoption in sponsoring company and be able to produce a report that will help in advising the management and the owner of Golden Fleece Hotel (GFH) on the feasibility of the IS in their …

‘In profit-oriented organisations the amount of profit provides a ready-made measure of performance. In many public sector organisations, however, the absence of suitable output measures makes performance evaluation much more difficult.’ Discuss.

1. Introduction During the last twenty years, the challenges of performance measurement in both the public and private sectors have been widely discussed (Behn, 2003; Carter et al., 1992; Hood, 2006; Kaplan and Norton, 2004; Micheli and Neely, 2010; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2004; Smith, 1995). Financial measures based on numbers generated by the traditional financial …

Considering the history of OCCM theory, explain to what extent OCCM theory simply records management practice of the time that the theory was developed as opposed to being in advance of practice and therefore providing new thinking.

Introduction The culture of the organization determines how effective a business is. Peter and Waterman emphasized the importance of organizational culture in 1982 when they gave their theory about how organizational culture affected a business organization. However, it was not the first time that writers and scholars had brought attention to organizational culture as many …

Strategic and SWOT Analysis of British Airways

Introduction: Strategic planning is the process that an organization undertakes to ascertain its mission and way forward. Strategic planning helps an organization provide a direction to implement and achieve its objectives both in the short and the long run. It is nevertheless very significant to comprehend and distinguish that every plan that is chalked out …

The Central Nervous System

Chapter 1 Introduction The central nervous system (CNS) mainly exchanges sensory receptor activity into many suitable behaviors for muscle activity. For these exchanges to occur there is a requirement of two balanced processes; the basis of building a simple but effective network connections and a fully functional mechanism that can simultaneously have an ability to …

An Exploratory study of corrupt practices within the procurement process of the Indian Construction Industry

Introduction Risk management is recognized as an integral part of good management practices. To be most effective and sensitive risk management should become part of an organization’s culture. It should be integrated into the organization’s philosophy, practices and business plans rather than be viewed or practiced as separate functions. As it is achieved, in organization …

“Effects of adapting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on the Financial Statements and Reporting Quality of the Micro Finance Institutions in Uganda”

1. Introduction: Over the years Microfinance has become a diverse and growing industry. There are over hundreds of institutions in Uganda providing micro finance services (check website), ranging from grass roots self-help groups and NGOs to commercial banks that provide financial services to millions of microenterprises and low-income households. These Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) receive support …

A citizen, rights and responsibilities and antisocial behaviour

Introduction The term ‘citizen’ may literally be used to refer to any person who has acquired or has the status of citizenship. The acquired status is used when the person that is conferred with the citizenship is not originally a citizen of the sovereign nation while, in effect the citizenship has to be earned through …

Estimating a demand function for Fruit and Vegetables

Introduction In this project I will examine the quarterly data set for FTVG20 from Ruritania between 1981 and 2010. I will find a functional form which best fits the data and then test for insignificant variables, structural breaks, seasonality and homogeneity. I will use Slutsky’s equation to calculate the income and substitution effects and then …

Bеlbіn Tеаm Rolе Sеlf-Pеrcеptіon Invеntory (BTRSPI)

Thе Bеlbіn Tеаm Rolе Sеlf-Pеrcеptіon Invеntory (BTRSPI) wаs concеіvеd to аssеss bеhаvіourаl chаrаctеrіstіcs whіch pеrsons brаndіsh whеn еmployеd іn tеаms. Bеlbіn Tеаm rolе Thеory wаs dеvеlopеd аs аn outcomе of thе іnvеstіgаtіons undеrtaken by Mеrеdіth Bеlbіn іn thе 1970s. For morе mіnutіа of thіs prіmаry study dеlіght thе Bеlbіn wеbsіtе has it all. Sіncе thе …

Thе busіnеss and fіnаncіаl pеrfоrmаncе of tеscо over a three year period-2007-2009

Introduction Intense rivalry bеtwееn UK supеrmаrkеts hаd led thе major retail groups in thе UK tо еxpаnd thеir prоduct cаtеgоriеs аnd еxtеnd thеir rеtаil fоrmаts in аn еffоrt tо еxplоit nеw sаlеs оppоrtunitiеs. Оnе аrеа thаt hаs аttrаctеd subsеquеnt invеstmеnt is оnlinе grоcеriеs. Indееd thе intеrnеt is nоw sееn аs аn аdditiоnаl chаnnеl fоr brаnding, …

Marketing Analysis of Apple Inc

Introduction 523 Apple Inc. is known for its innovative ability to gain competitive advantage since 3rd Jan 1977. It was called Apple Computers Inc. and as they have started their penetration in the consumer electronics, they have removed Computers from their name. With a workforce of 46600 FT employees and 2800 temp staff all over …

“The effects of security techniques on the performance of the IP addressing schemes used in different Operating Systems In the Wireless 802.11n Networks”

1. Introduction: Utilization of Bandwidth Efficiently is the most Challenging factor, in today’s IT Revolution. Providing security for the data transmission over wired and wireless networks is again a very important factor in order to avoid piracy, illegal and unauthorized accesses. Here we are investigating the effect of WPA2 security technique on the IP addressing …

A Critical Reflection of a Six Week Placement within the Rugby Football League

Chapter I 1.0 Introduction Vocational practice is becoming a fundamental educational experience for students (May and Veitch, 1998). Colley, Hodkinson and Malcom, (2002) claim that vocational practice and training aids the development of technical skills and knowledge thus increasing behavioural competence within the workplace. Lyle and Cushion (2010) states there is no substitution for experience …

What sort of ethnic alliances and divisions (both within ethnic groups and between them) can we identify in Xinjiang? How do we explain these alliances and divisions?

Introduction Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Xinjiang in the border area of northwest China covers about 1.66 million square km, accounting for one sixth of the Chinese territory. The region has a population of about 21 million, among whom 60 percent are ethnic minorities. There are 47 ethnic groups in Xinjiang, mainly the Uygur, Han, Kazak, …

Is it possible to achieve zero carbon homes by 2016?

Chapter 1 Introduction There is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence in today’s world that states climate change does exist and is drastically changing our world as we know it. The main contributor to climate change is the admission of greenhouse gases in particular Carbon Dioxide (CO?). Buildings consume 40% of the energy within the …

What obstacles exist for children that are looked after by Local Authorities in England in finding adoptive families?

The goal of providing stable and caring living situations for some children has proved difficult to achieve. This is particularly concerning because of the increasing numbers of children in out-of home care and because such a high percentage of these children are very young (Hogbacka, 2008). Children who have government as their parent, no matter …