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December 5, 2022 at 4:42 am
Came for the Law, stayed for the History!
December 5, 2022 at 8:19 am
Well, it’s good to know you got some benefit even if it wasn’t wholly what you had expected 🙂
October 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm
I’ve really been enjoying listening to your lectures. I love how interesting and fun you’ve made the lectures and with good level of detail and precision.
Thanks a lot Mike, this will be my very first attempt of ACCA exams in December and I’m already feeling confident due to the open tuition materials.
October 23, 2022 at 8:42 am
Thanks for the comment … but don’t forget to acquire a revision kit from one of the reputable publishers and then spend endless hours practicing the hundreds of exam style questions from that kit
And when I say ‘endless hours’ take time off for work, food and sleep – but not too much of any of those! Hour after hour after hour of exam style question practice
And let me know how you get on in December 🙂
August 7, 2022 at 6:33 pm
Thanks Mike this is so clear and helpful.
January 6, 2022 at 8:57 am
it was nice lecture. i really want to thank mike,… i have 2 questions that confused me … when we are appellant who will be our respondent? and the other is.. what is the difference between being sued in court and prosecuted in court? i really want to thank you for ur dedication..
January 12, 2022 at 2:54 am
Hi Just to help out… When you appeal to a higher court, the respondent is still the same as before, you are basically asking for a second opinion from a different judge on the same case. As for the other question, when you are being sued in court, you are being sued by an individual (or business) and the maximum that happens in a case of being sued is monetary damages and/or equity remedies. When you are being prosecuted in court it’s now the State (whoever represents the law in your country) vs the accused. Here you can get fined, imprisoned or do community serviced or a mix of all three. I hope this helps
January 12, 2022 at 8:25 am
That surely cannot be correct every time. If the first decision went against the original claimant then, sure, the claimant would then be the appellant and the respondent would be the same, as you have said.
But if the original decision has gone against the defendant and the defendant chooses to appeal, then the roles must be reversed and the original plaintiff becomes the respondent whilst the original defendant now becomes the appellant
Best post it on Ast the Tutor and see what Vijay says
December 16, 2021 at 6:57 am
Are there any latest notes to this subject available?
December 12, 2021 at 9:42 am
Thank you so much sir
December 8, 2021 at 9:10 pm
I am grateful for open tuition. thank you so much Mike.
December 16, 2021 at 6:56 am
are the notes provided by open tuitions for F4 are enough to pass?
June 9, 2021 at 4:34 pm
Hello Sir, I would like to thank you for your lecture. I was scared with this paper and I find the beginning to be very interesting. But I have a doubt with the phrase in the lecture under the common law topic i.e “Cornerstone of Common Law is judicial precedent”. It would be really helpful to me if you could explain about it to me. Thank you in advance. With regards, Hafsa.
June 9, 2021 at 5:31 pm
Hi – I think Mike is no longer actively involved with this site so, if I can, I’ll try to explain my thoughts about what the expression means
English law is built around the concept of certainty and that certainty is only achieved by consistency of approach to reaching judicial decisions
And another way of saying ‘consistency of approach to reaching judicial decisions’ is using the words ‘judicial precedent’
So, when a judge makes a decision, later judges in similar cases will follow that earlier decision … and that’s where the word ‘common’ comes in in the expression ‘Common Law’
Does that help?
June 10, 2021 at 1:51 pm
Thank you so very much for the explanation. Your explanation really helped me understand the phrase. Thanks again for the guidance.
Have you passed the exam?
March 12, 2021 at 8:04 am
Thank you Mike for the lectures and the understanding. I passed the paper listening to your lectures and notes and exercise from BPP. Thank you for teaching us. I appreciate you and and your devotedness.
February 9, 2021 at 9:04 pm
thanks for lecture
August 9, 2020 at 11:02 am
Thank you so much Mike I have passed this paper just a few weeks ago and will be attempting another one this coming September. Due certain events in my life i stopped attempting ACCA exams for almost a year and a half. One if which was a loss in confidence to actually finish ACCA due to failing exams a bunch of time in the past. Then I dicided to give it another try with Open tuition. While studying this paper with you Mike I got to not only learn but have fun a long the way. After passing the exam it has given me hope to continue ACCA.
I hope this inspires other students to continue what we have started already and that we can do it with Open tuition.
August 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm
ohh,its great dear,did you follow ENG variant or GLO plz give me some instructions from your experience to pass the exam.
April 20, 2020 at 6:56 am
Thanks so much for your lectures, I love them especially how the points were been broken down, but please I will be very, very grateful if there can be lectures like these using English pronunciation in an African tongue, because most time the pronunciation is too twisted that I don’t understand what the lecturer is actually saying and the write ups of what the lecturer says displayed on the screen are sometimes not correct or not in accordance with what the lecturer is saying. Please help some of us in Africa who are not used to the western tongues so that we won’t miss out of this great and uncommon opportunity. Keep on the good work, thanks.
April 20, 2020 at 9:34 am
Solomon, thank you for this post although I’m not sure what qualifies as ‘English pronunciation in an African tongue’!
I’m genuinely sorry that you are struggling to understand my Northern accent but I fear that any attempt by me to speak with my impression of an African tongue would be at best laughable and at worst could be considered as racist
Neither of those outcomes is desirable!
I’m intrigued that you believe that sometimes my spoken word appears to conflict with the course notes – I cannot remember a single instance when I have deviated from the ‘script’
If it’s possible, could you give me an example ie lecture subject and video time where this conflict appears
I appreciate that that is going to be mighty difficult for you but please do your best
And, as a PS, you would be advised to post your questions to me on the appropriate ‘Ask ACCA Tutor’ forum. That way I’m guaranteed to see your post
August 18, 2020 at 9:42 pm
Hi dupsolo, You need to sing in Youtube then from the left menu, select subtitle, but some videos you will notice a ‘CC’ button in the lower right-hand corner. You can turn on subtitles by clicking the CC icon. Hope this helps
Md Jiyaul abdula says
April 1, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Hi Mike,I’m confused about the common laws developed over time and will be apply in Civil courts only or will be in criminal courts as well.
April 1, 2020 at 9:53 pm
Is civil law consist fundamental elements of common law only?
Will Case law can be common law, civil Law, criminal law?
March 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm
You are making, what I worried would very boring, very interesting! Your obvious interest in the subject matter is contagious! X
March 6, 2020 at 7:03 am
That’s very kind of you to say Nichola – enjoy the rest of your studies 🙂
February 22, 2020 at 9:09 pm
Absolutely amazing content. Better than study-text books. Thank you so much for the free lectures.
February 22, 2020 at 9:38 pm
You’re very welcome
February 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm
I love your lecturing style, you make law interesting.
February 14, 2020 at 10:03 pm
Thanks for your comment
January 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm
hi shd i study english variant or global variant im from pakistan
January 18, 2020 at 9:04 pm
Please go to the general forum for the law paper, scroll down to the sixth post (from Jon Bain) and then, if you still need to ask, post again on the Ask ACCA Tutor forum.
February 5, 2020 at 7:12 pm
I’m not able to get to Jon’s post referred to here. Please can you post link
February 5, 2020 at 7:24 pm
I’m struggling to make a link to Jon’s post – it’s the eighth one down in the law General forum
Try again please
January 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Your teaching style is very entertaining. Can’t wait to get to the rest of the interesting stories. Thank you!
January 7, 2020 at 8:11 am
Good morning Mike. I would like to know if the plaintiff is the same as the claimant in civil law? Thanks
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