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LLB degree Pringle Mingle Induction activity 1.  LLB FT – “Shock Absorber” programme  Large first year cohort  Feedback from Shock Absorber questionnaires.

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1 LLB degree Pringle Mingle Induction activity 1

2  LLB FT – “Shock Absorber” programme  Large first year cohort  Feedback from Shock Absorber questionnaires – too little opportunity for socialisation in induction week 2

3  What we did: “Thinking like a lawyer” whole group session Small group activity arising from material covered in whole group session “Treasure hunt” Return for social – the Pringle Mingle  Aim Give student opportunity for small group interaction Introduction to essential skill of applying a rule Provide social event 3

4 4 What is law? RULES

5 5 Is a Pringle a crisp?

6 6 VAT payable on: “potato crisps, potato sticks, potato puffs, and similar products made from the potato, or from potato flour, or from potato starch….” (Value Added Tax Act 1994) The rule from Parliament

7 Guidance from the courts  We must ask what view would be taken by the ordinary person in the street.” (Lord Woolf) 7

8 The legal question is…  “Would an ordinary person think a Pringle is a product similar to a crisp [made from the potato, or from potato flour or from potato starch” ?  Inland Revenue: How would you argue that a Pringle IS a crisp?  Proctor and Gamble: How would you argue a Pringle is NOT a crisp? 8

9 Feedback from the Pringle Mingle 9

10 Procter & Gamble (UK) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners The High Court Ingredients – percentage of potato manufacture and cooking process shape, colour and texture packaging – tube shape shelf life

11 The Court of Appeal Ingredients – potato is still the largest ingredient no minimum requirement of “potatoness” Is it similar to a potato crisp and made of potato?

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