Useful Phrases for Problem Questions

Here are some key phrases that can help your law essay stand out from others.

This question deals with …

E.g. This question deals with the applicability of the doctrine of promissory estoppel in contract law.

The principal issue raised by this question …

E.g. The principal issue raised by this question is whether the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff.

The main issue is whether …

E.g. The main issue is whether the evidence obtained during the search can be admitted in court.

The issues to be considered are …

E.g. The issues to be considered are the legality of the search warrant and the validity of the consent given.

The problem also raises the issue of …

E.g. The problem also raises the issue of the plaintiff's contributory negligence in the accident.

On the facts presented, it can be argued that …

E.g. On the facts presented, it can be argued that the defendant's actions constituted a breach of fiduciary duty.

It would seem, (therefore), that …

E.g. It would seem, therefore, that the plaintiff's claim for damages is justified given the circumstances.

It is possible that …

E.g. It is possible that the contract could be voided due to the misrepresentation of material facts.

It could be argued that …

E.g. It could be argued that the new legislation imposes an undue burden on small businesses.

It would appear that …

E.g. It would appear that the court's ruling sets a new precedent in employment discrimination cases.

When summing up in your conclusion the following phrases can be useful:

On balance, it seems that …

E.g. On balance, it seems that the defendant's liability is well-established given the evidence presented.

It is therefore concluded that …

E.g. It is therefore concluded that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation for the breach of contract.

It is submitted that …

E.g. It is submitted that the court should grant the motion for summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff.

In conclusion, it can be stated that …

E.g. In conclusion, it can be stated that the legislative changes will significantly impact corporate governance practices.

In consideration of the facts presented, it is fair to conclude that …

E.g. In consideration of the facts presented, it is fair to conclude that the defendant's negligence was the primary cause of the accident.

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