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44. Practice Questions for SQE: Sharpening Your Legal Problem-Solving Skills

Welcome to SQE Exam Law, your go-to resource for all things related to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). In today’s blog post, we will be focusing on 44 practice questions that will help you sharpen your legal problem-solving skills for the SQE exam. Whether you’re a solicitor, aspiring solicitor, or someone looking to brush up on their legal knowledge, these practice questions are designed to test your understanding of key legal concepts and principles. So, let’s dive in!

Question 1:
You are representing a client who has been accused of assault in a public place. What elements must the prosecution prove to establish the offense of assault?

To establish the offense of assault, the prosecution must prove three key elements: (1) the defendant intentionally caused the victim to apprehend immediate and unlawful violence, (2) the defendant had the ability to carry out the threat, and (3) the victim actually apprehended the violence.

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Question 2:
Your client has been accused of theft and claims that they had a genuine belief that they had a legal right to the property they took. Can this be used as a defense?

Yes, the defense of the honest belief of a legal right can be used in theft cases. If your client genuinely believed that they had a legal right to take the property, it may negate the element of dishonesty required for theft. However, whether this defense succeeds will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of the case.

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Question 3:
Your client is involved in a contract dispute and wants to know whether they can claim damages for a breach of contract. What are the basic principles of claiming damages for breach of contract?

In a breach of contract situation, the basic principles for claiming damages are as follows: (1) the damages must be reasonably foreseeable, (2) the damages must be caused by the breach of contract, (3) the damages must not be too remote, and (4) the damages must be quantifiable.

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Question 4:
Explain the concept of negligence and the elements required to establish a negligence claim.

Negligence is a key area of tort law. To establish a negligence claim, the following elements must be demonstrated: (1) the defendant owed a duty of care to the claimant, (2) the defendant breached that duty of care, (3) the claimant suffered damage, and (4) the damage was caused by the defendant’s breach of duty.

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Question 5:
Your client wishes to challenge a decision made by a public authority and wants to know the available methods of judicial review. What are the grounds for judicial review?

The grounds for judicial review include (1) illegality, (2) irrationality, (3) procedural impropriety, and (4) fairness. By demonstrating that a public authority has acted unlawfully, irrationally, or in a procedurally improper manner, your client can seek to have the decision reviewed by the courts.

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We hope these practice questions have provided you with a deeper understanding of key legal principles and concepts required for the SQE exam. Remember, the more you practice, the better prepared you will be. If you found this blog post helpful, be sure to explore the multitude of resources available on our website, including our SQE 1 Preparation Courses [link to article: SQE 1 Preparation Courses] and SQE 2 Preparation Courses [link to article: SQE 2 Preparation Courses].

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