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The Baguette Guide to Law

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I’m currently devouring a truly inspirational baguette, and realised many areas of law could be explained with reference to this wonder-sandwich. Not sure what a subject is about or whether it's for you? Never fear, the Baguette Guide to Law is here!

Law of Contracts: Under the contract, you were promised onion on your baguette, which was not delivered. You sue for breach of contract and are awarded damages.

Law of Crime: Under Section 21 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act (Baguette Amendment), you were charged with eating a baguette in public. Your defence is that you were hungry.

Law of Torts: There was a decomposing snail on your baguette which caused you to contract a rare form of snail-induced gastroenteritis. You sue for negligence and nervous harm.

Constitutional Law: Did the Federal Government have the power under the Constitution to make the baguette?

Alternative Dispute Resolution: You think you want the whole baguette and the other party should get nothing, but you really just want the meat and cheese. You go to mediation and they get the bread and veggies.

Family Law: The court orders you to give half of the baguette to your ex-wife.

Anti-Discrimination and Equality Law: You were refused a baguette because of your gender. You complain to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Tribunal.

Administrative Law: You make an application to get a baguette. You are refused your baguette. You're unhappy with this decision so you seek merits review at the Baguette Tribunal.

Consumer Law: You were told by the shop assistant that your baguette would stay fresh all day, however, you were dismayed to find after only a few hours that it was soggy and the bread was stale. You make a claim for loss caused by misleading and deceptive conduct.

Planning Law: You want to open a Baguette shop in the middle of your city but the Development Commission refuse your application. You challenge the decision.

Wills and Estate Law: When you die, your eldest daughter gets the baguette.

Copyright Law: Your baguette was unique but the shop next door copied it and began selling it. You seek an injunction.

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