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This is what happens when law students who share a flat have a huge bust-up over a rabbit

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A leaked bust-up between three London flatmates — who happen to be law students at UCL — appeared in the blogosphere overnight. The two main arguing parties clearly have a keen enthusiasm for their subject, employing an extensive range of legal jargon in their angry exchange…

It begins as follows:

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Other highlights include a reference to a flat “dispute resolution mechanism”…

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…and a warning against “sullying this honourable calling” that is the law.

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It goes on. There is a full (seven page!) version here, which has been adapted slightly by US legal blog Above the Law to incorporate American-English terminology.

20 Comments

MattJEJackson

Thermostats have a public function? Best news ever! I’ve been turning it down at work for ages and everyone else turns it up. Now I can JR the thermostat as being irrational and a breach of article 8!

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Sodslaw

Christ, Flatmate 1 sounds like a dick. My personal favourite is “whether or not this amounted to an estoppel is largely arguable”. Nnnggghhhh……

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Josh Bax

oh we all know one of them… THE LAW IS EVERYWHERE AND IF I TALK LIKE I SOUND LIKE I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE

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John

How old is this exchange? From the tone of his emails I think Flatmate 1 may now be in my chambers…

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Dave

Flatmate 1 is an awful person with the intelligence of an ant. Take a chill pill.

Flatmate 3 needs to be more self assured and not let idiots make him/her doubt him/herself.

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botzarelli

If Flatmate 3 had been a proper law student surely the appropriate response would have been to cite Arkell v Pressdram?

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Matthew Hearsum

Or, more accurately, that section 12 of the Allotments Act 1950 means that possessing rabbits is never a breach of a covenant against pets…

http://www.morrlaw.com/news/pet-hates-the-landlords-guide-to-avoiding-creature-discomfort

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Your name

Or Flatmate three could just grind up the rabbit shit and leave it in 1’s food.

Sod the my law balls are bigger than yours game. You can cite what you like but when your breath smells of rabbit shite no-one cares.

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The Arguable Estoppel

WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE VACUUM CLEANER. Broken, alone, locked in a room listening to Flatmate 1.

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Rex

In principle the main points Flatmate 1 made are completely right, but if I were him I wouldn’t spend time on matters like these with my flatmate…

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catherine collins

OK, so thats law students ticked off the list as ‘people you want your uni student daughter to share a house with’

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Lea

JESUS CHRIST HOW BLOODY BIG IS THAT RABBIT IN THE PHOTO?!?!

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kris

Good Lord.

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lakeman

Unless this is satire, this makes me awfully glad to be studying Law whilst still living at home.

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Jasmine

Sadly, I’m flatmate 3. And the bunny was only there for 4 days…

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Juan Pertayta

You have my sympathy.

What happened to Flatmate 1? Was he eaten by the Were-Rabbit?

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anon

Almost certainly. Russell Braddon foresaw just such a displacement of homo sapiens by these cuddly carnivores in his political satire The Year of the Angry Rabbit. More precisely, until now I’d thought it was just satire.

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holy crap

OMG this is about MY rabbit. Let me contribute a photo: http://t.co/7IfuWbDXKF

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Appalled

What the? Roommate 1 is ridiculous, almost bordering on insanity. Clearly she/he is the one making a fuss over a molehill. So what if in principle Roommate 3 has infringed the TA? The rabbit doesn’t affect you, the structural integrity of the house, or the chattels. Get real. I wonder if she/he is going to be a moral crusader and lecture everyone who breaks the law, however infinitesimal/non-existent the effects of the infringement can be? Jeez!

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Annie Onimouse

I particularly enjoyed the reference to “a pet” – not v. precise for a law student!

Some hilarious comments here – it’s a shame this site doesn’t have a “like” button for comments.

My personal favourites are:

“How old is this exchange? From the tone of his emails I think Flatmate 1 may now be in my chambers…”

AND

“OMG this is about MY rabbit. Let me contribute a photo:” + username holycrap!! (love it)

Cute bunny by the way. The only person who would object to that visiting for 4 days would be a pedantic, unreasonable. . . oh.

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