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Have you suggested a change which was implemented?

Suggested a change in my uncles post office, where they were deciding on marketing ideas for Christmas cards.  My boss suggested an offer of a 2 for £1 cards, however when this was put in place it was not really effective, through creating rapport with the customers I was able to gain feedback on this offer to try and make it better.  SO I suggested a different offer of 5 for £2, and at first he was a bit hesitant on going through with the offer.  So I went through the benefits again, and explained I had based my suggestion on customer feedback.  I suggested a trial run first of all, for 2 weeks, and if it went well he could consider extending it, if not we would work together to think of a better one.  The offer worked well, and the feedback I attained from the customers was good too.

Have you worked in a group where you had to motivate the group and how did you do it?

Working on employment law debate. Team members began to feel that the project was not moving, I held a meeting, and told everyone to speak openly about their issues.  And then we worked to create effective solutions to the issues.  I then reitereated the benefits of completing the project, and tried to create a better working atmosphere within the group by building personal relationships.  This helped to create a better work ethic, and the group were motivated afterwards. I was sponsored by abogados de accidentes

Have you ever broken a rule in order to something good?

At under no circumstances whatsoever is it necessary to break company policy to achieve something even if it's for the benefit of the company. You should be  ethical and remain true to company policies. A company could be fined a lot of money and lose reputation if found guilty of unethical, unlawful behaviours or corruption.

Example of teamwork/resilience?

Working on last years debate project on employment law, the essence of team work was crucial. Myself and my team had set up a timeline of how we wanted to progress and organise the work load.  A team member of mine had fallen ill and began falling behind on her work for the group project.  This had delayed us in getting the script created and practise time to go over it, so as this  was a group matter, I spent time working on her part while he was ill, and when he came back, I spent about 5 6 hours helping him catch up on the script so that our progress would not be more hindered.  By me doing this, we were able to still meet the deadline for the submission and had a fantastic result.

Family Law –L1

Article 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides:

“Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and to found a family, according to the national law governing the exercise of this right”

An engagement is no longer a legally enforced contract which means no contractual remedies for breach of promise are not competent in Scottish courts. A promise or agreement to marry does not create rights or obligations in scots law and excludes delictual liability under Law Reform (Husband and Wife) (s) Act 1984

Recent developments

Marriage (S) Act 2002 – get married underwater at Deep Sea World or Edinburgh Zoo

Civil Partnership Act 2004 – so called “gay marriage” – ECHR driven

Gender Recognition Act 2004 – ECHR driven

Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006

  • Prohibited degrees relaxed slightly
  • Void marriages clarified, duress & error only, tacit reservation no bar
  • Irregular marriage abolished henceforth
  • Divorce & dissolution grounds relaxed
  • Unmarried fathers get PRRs if registered
  • s 11 Children (S) Act 1995 amended
  • Cohabitants rights much enhanced
  • Financial provision on divorce, dissolution changes

Adoption & Children (S) Act 2007

  • Reforms to
  • Adoption Support Services
  • Who may adopt
  • Grounds for dispensing with consent
  • Permanence Orders
  • 1978 Act repealed

Forced Marriage etc (P&J) (S) Act 2011 Lexis Nexis

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