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For questions specific to the United Kingdom. Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [england-and-wales] or [northern-ireland].

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When does a referral fee become bribery? (UK)

If a company makes an offer like this: Thanks for using the free product. If you think your company would benefit from the advanced features of the premium product, please tell the [person ...
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If holding a photograph is permitted can a company use facial recognition?

If I've given a company permission to hold an image of me - for a photo ID card, for example. Do they need any extra permissions to use facial recognition software? The facial recognition software ...
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Landlord had external property camera without my knowledge for a year. Is this legal?

My landlord has just informed me that she has had a camera recording my comings and goings from the property all year. She did not tell me about this and it is no where in my tenancy contract. The ...
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post usage terms and condition

Is there are law or something that protects terms and condition applied after it has been used. More specifically, a cemetery you see in one condition, after burial they ask you to sign to purchase it....
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Who is “suitably qualified person” and what certificate is required with statement of truths in Family Law in the UK?

Situation I cannot talk because using my name would disclose name of the other parties. Asking a friend to help me out - we've been working together for a year and spent a lot of time hanging out ...
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UK Small Claims Court - How is 'Winning' Defined?

If one files a claim in a UK small claims court and wins only part of the claim (e.g. claims for a refund for services as well as damages and only is awarded for the former), is this considered ...
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Why would a lessor sell ground rents but not the entire lease?

I live in a block of flats where there is a freeholder, headlessor and multiple individual flat lease holders, who pay ground rent to the headlessor. The headlessor is selling the ground rent in the ...
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Lying in Court in the UK

A defendant provable lied in court. We had no right of reply to prove the lies were false. Nothing has been done afterwards. He was found guilty, but received a very light sentence probably based on ...
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Undertakings have expired - am I allowed to do whatever I want?

Previously I’ve asked question about undertakings - Non-molestation - undertakings - Legal Aid - is it possible to appeal? - whether there is a way to dispute them. (what I did not realize at the ...
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Prove that a person received a letter with specific content in the UK

In Germany, if you want to send someone a letter and want to be able to proof that the recipient has not only received the letter, but also that the letter actually contained what it did (in a way ...
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Using GDPR against cold-call marketing emails

I recently received a "cold-call" email from a salesman to my professional email address, which is in the form firstname.lastname@company.com. The firstname is a very formal version unlikely to be ...
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Adult child living at home, parents have separated and are living elsewhere and want to sell. Evict?

My partner and I separated over five years ago and are currently living away from our joint owned home. Our adult son is currently living there, rent free and with no tennancy agreement, with his ...
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Sister living with me, but should my parents pay me?

My sister is living with me and my partner due to her and my dad not getting along. She's 15 and my mum also lives with our dad. Should I be getting anything from our parents for letting her live ...
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Non-molestation - undertakings - Legal Aid - is it possible to appeal?

Facts: One thread of legal proceedings. The second thread of legal proceedings is regarding non-molestation. I didn’t want to dispute accusations, so much bullshit, so much drama. I thought I ...
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How do I get my car repaired when there was no formal contract?

A month ago we towed our car to a mechanic. Where we agreed that the engine needed replacing and it would take 4 days. All communication was done over the phone nothing in writing (yes this is wrong I ...
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Change of the law in the middle of legal proceedings - postponing the hearing so the new law is in force

General problem: law changes. I was to be judged according to the new law. Existing hearing date is within old law. Will court be sympathetic? Previously they didn't like my views about theraupetic ...
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A landlord must provide free internet access, can he charge a deposit for the router?

Had an interesting conversation with a friend about what would happen in such a situation. Let's suppose the contractual term was: "Internet must be provided free of charge to tenants". But a ...
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Redundancy with no consultation

I was recently made redundant after working at the company for just over a year. I was given no indication before hand that I personally might be made redundant (although other departments in the ...
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Private car sale agreement with 6 months warranty

Bought a used car through Facebook market and we made a mistake. On inspection we figured out there was something wrong with one part of car but we were not sure. We offered X amount but seller ...
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Shouldn't a legal entity such as the council, which is asking you to respond to one of their letters, include a pre-stamped envelope?

If I receive a letter from a legal entity such as the council, which is asking me to fill in a form and return it to them via post, shouldn't they include a pre-stamped envelop where I can send the ...
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Can a company refuse service to a share holder?

Assume a large public company. Would the director, or majority share holders of a company be able to legally refuse service to a share holder (on non protected-class grounds)? Would the quantity of ...
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Volunteering Breach of Warranty When Returning Goods

Here is the hypothetical situation that my following question will refer to: Person A purchases goods online. Person A modifies goods in a way that would likely void warranty but the item still works....
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Sharing confidential information between two companies

I own a small company and submitted a proposal to a major company and I received no response. Another company considered my proposal and invited me to present the proposal to the board. I was asked ...
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Are publicly available password dumps legal under GDPR

When a company gets breached by hackers, often the contents of their databases will make its way onto the internet. Sometimes this will include obviously personal information such as email contents or ...
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What are UK Business-to-Business rights in regard to inadequate quality customised goods?

My partner is a wedding photographer and she ordered some branded USB drives (credit card style) from a reputable printing company. I say reputable because they are one of the main players in the ...
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What happens to a contract when company is disolved?

I have been renting a property (residential) for 10 months from a limited company. I wanted to move out of the property recently, they informed me I still have two months left on my contract, i ...
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How to comply with CE marking regulation when importing into the EU/EEA?

I would like to import small electronic consumer products (e.g. Bluetooth speakers) from China and sell them in the EU or more specifically in the UK. Who is responsible for the safety of the product ...
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Is income tax due when the work is done, or when it is paid?

For example, I do some work for my employer in the 2016-2017 tax year, but they take a while to pay me and I only actually get paid in the 2017-2018 tax year. In which tax year should that income be ...
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Would having a lodger be considered letting?

Would a restrictive covenant for letting on a property prohibit lodgers?
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Could the UK “sue the EU” in a way which affects the Brexit settlement?

It has been reported (for example here) that Donald Trump suggested the UK sue the EU as an alternative to negotiating Brexit. Many interpretations of these comments are possible and as the discussion ...
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Can I register a trademark after leaving a company in the UK?

I've been working on a new product for a company as a software developer (creating it from scratch). I've come up with a name for it as well which my manager didn't tell me to do but I decided to be ...
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EU Consumer Goods Guarantee, who is responsible the Retailer or Manufacturer?

The title of the question basically sums up my question but for completeness I will provide some more details. Roughly 15 months ago I entered into a contract with a large phone service provided who ...
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Do we need to show ID when we return items to the shop?

I was asked to show my ID when returning the item which I bought from their online shop. I brought it in to one of their shop in London to have my refund, however, they told me the card I used for the ...
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Company changes its legal name but not that on its staff handbook. Can I ignore the staff handbook?

In UK employment law, the staff handbook often forms part of the contract. I work for Company XYZ. This is clearly stated in my contract. The handbook is for Company ABC, which is my employer's old ...
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Legal status of sodium pentothal (thiopental) in the United Kingdom

Is sodium pentothal (thiopental) legal in the United Kingdom? To be quite honest, I have not checked the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. From Wikipedia. It was previously the first of three drugs ...
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Is it legal to post my experience about my landlord?

I had a horrible experience, wanted to move out and the landlord reactivated the ad. Is it legal to post a comment to highlight my negative experiences? To me it seems like giving 1 star to a product ...
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Are Phone Number lists with no other personal data allowed under GDPR?

Given a phone number list stored in a format such as this: 02321 203201, 203120 023102, etc. Would this be classed as personally identifiable information under the new GDPR regulations or as there ...
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Letting agency UK - possible breach of contract

I own a property in the UK which I am renting out. I signed a contract with the agency that clearly states that the fees are 10% inclusive of VAT. The agency has been charging me 10% + VAT (...
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Carrying a Sgian Dubh - UK

There is a LOT of conflicting information on this subject online, mostly revolving around whether or not traditional dress is "sufficient reason" to carry what is essentially a knife in public. My ...
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Child Arrangements Order non-biological relative living arrangements

I have been granted a UK Child Arrangements Order for a child who is not biologically related to live with me. By Virtue of this order (Childrens Act 1989, Section 12, Paragraph 2) I have been granted ...
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Police stop & search in the uk

in the UK when being dealt with by the police fr whatever reason, are you entitled to film the process and can the officers threaten to seize the phone to use as evidence
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When will a passport be needed to go the UK from the EU?

When the UK was a member of the EU there was no need for a passport to visit the UK. It was enough with a ID card from your EU country or a driving license. As brexit process is going on when are EU ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

My tenancy begins on July 1st, however as this is a Sunday my letting agent will not give me the keys on this day. I really need to move my stuff in on July 1st, can I claim that not allowing me to ...
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Legal status of an ongoing situation pending an appeal

Apologies for the title. I could not think of a concise and accurate way to phrase it. I will phrase this question in terms of charitable trusts, but my question is really about the general principle....
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Are UK Tier 4 visa holders permitted to have royalty income?

I am going to the UK for an MA degree. According to the Tier-4 rules, I am not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week or be self-employed. I currently have a published book, and I receive ...
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Does my employer have to pay redundancy when my contract takes me over two years service?

My employer has given me notice of redundancy. I am just short of two years service so my employer is not paying me redundancy pay. My contract specified that I am to be given 6 weeks notice. My ...
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Isn't “upskirting” illegal in the UK? Why?

According to this article https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2018/jun/15/upskirting-happened-to-me-and-now-im-changing-the-law-video "upskirting" is not illegal in the UK. That sounds ...
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Private bought car not as advertised

I have purchased a car privately, that I have since been advised by a mechanic is in very poor condition and is likely a classic case of patch it up so it runs long enough to sell. I purchased the ...
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Two concurrent contracts, both “Entire Agreements”

I have been offered a new job with a startup company. The main contract covers terms of remuneration, start date, confidentiality, etc, and asserts that it is the "entire agreement", which seems ...
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ILR based on Tier 2 category, salary threshold reduction because of paternity leave

I will be on 2 weeks paternity leave which will reduce my salary, even though it will be above threshold but still I would like to know... Does salary reductions because of paternity leave still need ...