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Legal Problem Legal Problem Questions Questions 3. Using the relevant 3. Using the relevant law law
An answer to a An answer to a legal problem legal problem question without question without sufficient reference sufficient reference to the law is to the law is incomplete. incomplete.
Starting point Starting point Identify issue Identify relevant law Apply law to facts Having identified the issues raised by the problem, the next step is to identify the relevant law you will use to solve the problem.
How? How?
Consider the following example we Consider the following example we used in Workshop Two, where we used in Workshop Two, where we identified the issues raised in a identified the issues raised in a problem question. problem question.
Alice runs a small stationery business specialising in Alice runs a small stationery business specialising in wedding invitations. Her wedding invitations. Her husband husband John owns a large John owns a large printing business, and because he buys such a large printing business, and because he buys such a large volume of paper, he is able to purchase his paper much volume of paper, he is able to purchase his paper much more cheaply than Alice. On Thursday night, more cheaply than Alice. On Thursday night, after cooking after cooking John’s favourite meal John’s favourite meal , Alice asked John if he would supply , Alice asked John if he would supply her business with paper at his cost price. John said, “ her business with paper at his cost price. John said, “ Of Of course honey. Whatever would make you happy.” course honey. Whatever would make you happy.” Alice then decides to invest in specialist inks. On Friday Alice then decides to invest in specialist inks. On Friday she rings her supplier at Mary’s Inks Pty Ltd and talks to she rings her supplier at Mary’s Inks Pty Ltd and talks to Mary. She discusses her plans to expand her wedding Mary. She discusses her plans to expand her wedding invitation business into programmes and place cards, invitation business into programmes and place cards, which means she will need to order additional ink colours, which means she will need to order additional ink colours, and and ink which is suitable for ink which is suitable for printing photos and graphics printing photos and graphics . . Mary tells Alice that all the ink they supply is of the Mary tells Alice that all the ink they supply is of the highest quality. highest quality. Alice orders 2 dozen black Alice orders 2 dozen black ink cartridges ink cartridges at the list price of $30.00 each, to be delivered at the list price of $30.00 each, to be delivered next next Friday Friday . She . She also also inquires inquires about gold and silver inks, and is about gold and silver inks, and is told that told that gold cartridges are available for $80.00 each gold cartridges are available for $80.00 each , , and and silver for $75.00 silver for $75.00 .

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