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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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Appendix 2

Activity: Applying the law

Below is a reasonably straightforward problem question and a guide on how to prepare to answer it

There are always four essential ingredients to answering problem questions:

  • ■ First you must be able to identify which are the key facts in the problem, the ones on which any resolution of the problem will depend.
  • ■ Second you will need to identify which is the appropriate law which applies to the particular situation in the problem.
  • ■ The third task is to apply the law to the facts.
  • ■ Finally you will need to reach conclusions of some sort. If the question asks you to advise then that is what you need to do. On the other hand if the problem says ‘Discuss the legal consequences of ...’ then you know that you ...

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