This work comprises of five essays that I wrote during my undergraduate and postgraduate legal studies. These essays were written on subjects as diverse as Corporate Governance, Insolvency Law, Public Law, Jurisprudence and Public International Law. In the first essay I analyse political forces and orientations as a determinant of corporate governance in the Anglosphere and German models. The second essay analyses the rescue of failing businesses in the light of the successes and failures of the Enterprise Act 2002. The third essay is a discussion on the foundations of contemporary Public Law and goes on to discuss the role of positive constitution and ius publicum. The fourth essay discusses the relevance of the debate between Legal Positivism and Natural Law in the context of fundamental rights. The fifth essay analyses the adequateness of the the concept of attribution in the Law of State Responsibility. I have decided to publish these works in the hope that they assist students, researchers and academics.