Legal Research and Development
When writing essays you will need to refer in your
text to material or work written or produced by others.
This procedure is called citing or quoting references.
All statements, opinions, conclusions etc (inc
Why did the government propose the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA)?
POTA was proposed to eliminate potential threats of violence through any acts relating to terrorism.
More specifically, due to the alarming threat of Malaysians joining the Islamic Sta
Fisher v Bell  1 QB 394
The Defendant displayed a flick knife in the window of his shop next to a ticket bearing the
words "Ejector knife 4s." Under the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959, section
1(1), it was illegal to manufacture, s
Harris v Nickerson (1873) LR 8 QB 286
The Defendant placed an advertisement in London papers that certain items, including
brewing equipment and office furniture, would be placed up for auction over three days in
Bury St. Edmunds. The Plaintiff obt
An offer is a definite promise to be bound provided that certain specific terms are
accepted. The Contracts Act uses the term proposal, but it has the same meaning as an
offer. Section 2(a) of the Contracts Act defines a proposal as when one person signif
Coelho VS The Public Services Commission (1964) MLJ 12
In this case, the applicant, a Health Inspector under the Town Board, Tanjong Malim, applied
for the post of Assistant Passport Officer in the Federation of Malaya Government Oversea
Dunlop v Higgins [(1848) 1 H.L.C. 381]
Dunlop & Company offered by post to sell 2,000 tons of pig-Iron at some price. The offer
was sent on January 28, 1845. It reached Higgins on January 30, 1845. Higgins posted the
letter of acceptance on the sam
Dickinson v Dodds (1876) 2 Ch D 463
The defendant offered to sell his house to the claimant and promised to keep the offer open
until Friday. On Thursday, the defendant accepted an offer from a third party to purchase the
house. The defendant then
Harvela Investments Ltd. v Royal Trust of Canada (CI) Ltd.
Harvela and Sir Leonard were invited by Royal Trust to make sealed competitive bids for
shares on certain terms and Royal Trust stated that it bound itself to no one except the highest
Hyde v Wrench,  3 Bea 334
Wrench offered to sell his farm in Luddenham to Hyde for 1200, an offer which Hyde
declined. On 6 June 1840 Wrench wrote to Hyde's agent offering to sell the farm for 1000,
stating that it was the final offer and tha
Daiman Development Sdn Bhd v Mathew Lui Chin Teck & Anor Appeal,  2 MLJ
239. FC;  1 MLJ 56, PC.
In this case, the defendant purchaser had signed a booking pro-forma. Both parties have
agreed to the price of the house to be built by the
Kam Mah Theatre Sdn Bhd v Tan Lay Soon,  1 MLJ 108, SC
The plaintiff entered into negotiations with the defendant in 1989 for the sale of certain pieces
of land. The plaintiff claimed that there was a concluded contract on the basis of a lett