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    02rj03
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    Hi there

    I booked my exam as the UK law one, Yet kaplan sent me Global law books, Is there a significant difference? should i send my books back and exchange for the uk one?

    Thanks in advance

    Ryan


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    If you want to do English, then send your books back! The Global material is only about 40% – 50% applicable to the English variant.


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    theglobe
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    Hi mike thanks for all your helpful responses here. Is there a reason why we should pick the english/irish one over the global one or does it matter? I reged for irish one but im thinking of switching to global. Thanks.


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    English is particularly aimed at the English market whereas global is more general. Crucially, Global variant is not as case orientated as English. Equally, Global looks at international conventions ( Arbitration, Sale of Goods, Cross-border disputes, Incoterms etc ) and is therefore less specific than the application of 17th Century English Common Law principles to 21st Century contractual disputes in Moreton in Marsh

    Personally, I love the English Law with its quirky cases and “illogical” judgements but I can understand why a non-natural English speaker would prefer Global. How easy is it for you to remember the case name Partridge v Crittenden? And how easy is it to remember Petrauskaite v Aleksandraviciute? Binkauskaite v Leskiene?

    If you’re not a natural English speaker, the preponderance of English cases can be a frightening prospect.

    Global seems to me to be more a question of learning the rules.

    Having said all this, there is about 50% of the exam common to both Global and English and I’ve had students wrongly enter for Global when they meant English. They’ve studied English, realised their error, self-studied Global for a couple of days, sat the Global, and passed.

    Does that help?


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    mazzabake
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    hi MikeLittle, how similar is the English and Irish paper? i was wondering if i can use the English exam kit to study for the Irish paper?


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    Hi

    I’ve just answered this on the Ask the tutor page.

    ( Please, only ask your questions once – either in the forum or in the Ask the tutor.

    Either but, please, not both


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    highlightersrpretty
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    I’ve had the same problem with BPP sending my the Global book where i’m booked onto the English variant exam.

    Does anyone know how the revision courses work with the variants? I’m currently booked on one with BPP but now I have no idea whether it’s suppose to be for Global or English!!! I can’t find any information on their booking forms etc… Would it be one or the other or a combination?

    This is such a mess I think i’m going to postpone until the December sitting as I definitely wanted to sit English and have ended up with Global materials…great…


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    CONTACT BPP! A bit dramatic to postpone


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    highlightersrpretty
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    I will contact them on Tuesday when they’re open. I tried yesterday before 2pm but they didn’t seem to be picking up! I felt a bit dramatic yesterday, have calmed down today though :-)

    Thank you


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    You’re welcome. Have you got any news?


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    marilynlojikim
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    Hi Mike, I am from Malaysia, since most of MYS Laws are from England, i have decided to study F4 ENG. So far i find it very very interesting esp the Law of Torts.. hehee.. hope i can pass. Will only sit later in dec, 1st paper and 1st time… hope i’ll pass. :)


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    MikeLittle
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    and so do I Marilyn – good luck


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    lulubaba
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    Hi Mike, I’m presently studying in the UK and would like to sit for the Dec diet. My problem is I would be relocating to another country say in 2 years time and I am wondering if I need to sit for the Eng or Global version in regards to F4 as well as international or Uk in other modules..


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    MikeLittle, I think you’re a star! :) thumbs erect

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