problem 1: The process of arbitration will permit a settlement in a dispute to be reached without the matter going to Court.
a) Outline the advantages of arbitration over legislation.
b) Describe the circumstances by which a partner might apply for a court order to dissolve the partnership.
problem 2: Managing a catering enterprise can comprise a broad range of legal issues having to be considered.
a) Describe the situation where a member of staff who works for an hotelier ‘lives in’.
b) Describe issues which need to be considered when developing a security policy.
problem 3: A booking contract is subject to the same civil legal principles as any other contract.
a) Compare the legal position of a contract made over the telephone with one completed by electronic mail (e-mail).
b) Describe the differences between ‘negligent mis-statement’ and ‘negligent misrepresentation’.
problem 4: An innkeeper is under a duty to fulfill certain legal obligations devoid of prior contract. Examine the rights and duties of an hotelier whose establishment is considered to be an ‘inn’ in the scope of the Hotel Proprietors Act 1956.
problem 5: The pricing of food and drink is regulated by the law.
a) Examine the requirements to display prices of food and drink for sale for consumption on the premises.
b) A husband takes his wife out for a meal, and the meal which is given breaches the terms of the contract under which it was supplied. Describe the legal position in respect of the wife.
c) A student makes a block booking for ten guests to celebrate her 21st birthday. She chooses a set menu from which guests might select. She intends that she alone will pay for the food and wine served. The student’s father suffers disappointment with his meal. What is the legal position regarding the student’s father?
problem 6: An increase in social problems related with the consumption of alcoholic drinks by younger persons has resulted in increased regulatory control over the sale of alcohol.
a) Describe reasons why an application for a license to permit the sale of alcohol might be refused.
b) Describe the legal position in respect of a 17-year-old young man in a bar accompanied by his parents and older brother.
c) Describe the action you would take if a prostitute entered your bar and attempted to purchase an alcoholic drink.
problem 7: Responsibility for the health and safety of employees at work is embraced in the scope of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, 1974.
a) Describe how enforcement notices might be issued under the Act.
b) describe an employer’s duty in respect of a safety policy, and describe the main purpose of such a policy.
c) Outline an employer’s duties under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).
problem 8: The principal main purpose of a trade union comprises the regulation of relations between workers and employers.
a) Identify the manners in which an employer may voluntarily describe his or her recognition of a trade union.
b) Describe statutory obligations which are imposed upon a trade union.
c) Examine a trade union member’s rights in relation to the union.