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Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

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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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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Derivative softwares copyrigths from a more generic software

Imagine consultancy C has a generic software for analyzing data S. Now C has a client C1 and from the software S it derives a software S1 to analyzed some specific data for C1. The overall dependency ...
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Sharing a negative experience using websites with the name of the business/individual who caused it

My parents have been trying to build a new home for some time and around 2016 they got involved with an architect/builder (let's call him Fred Fraud) who at the time was also the local distributor for ...
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Copyright on code from public source

Let's imagine consultancy A develops a code for client B that use some free available code from a website so it's a derivative work from the free code (MIT license). Can consultancy A re-use the same ...
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Incorporation of Limited Company - Pre Articles of Association

A company was incorporated in the UK with companies house where directors and shareholders were appointed. The company is currently preparing Articles of Association with lawyers. What rights do ...
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software copyright : implementing the same class structure but for different specific clients and purpose

Let's assume the same consultancy implements for client A a software to analyze text data from internal communication of the company. The client B asked the same software to analyze text data from ...
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How to manage intellectual property right for different clients from a consultancy

let's say company A is a consultancy in field XX and develops software solutions for client B. Client B clearly retains the IP of the work done. Then company A will have 2 more clients C and D. Now, ...
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Is making my co-tenants sign a contract to pay their share of the bills helpful in court?

I share a house with three other people, and as I was the first to move in, I had to sign up for some of the bills with my name. However, some of my co-tenants are rather slow and unwilling to pay ...
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How common is it for law schools to start by “smashing” the way a student currently thinks entering school? [migrated]

Scope: United States (and/or other Common Law Practicing Countries) I spoke to a lawyer recently and she told me when students start in law school, the way they "currently think" is significantly ...
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What protects me against bias and information mishandling in the UK?

I have made an application for the Tier 1 (Talent) Visa in the UK. The first stage is to acquire endorsement by a company which contacts experts in the field to assess the application. At first, my ...
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Are UK civil partnerships still 'monogamous'?

With civil partnerships soon opening to everyone in the UK, I have been unabe to find whether - like with marriage - you are limited to have one with only a single person? Could some insight with ...
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UK - Hot Water changed from Gas to Electric - What recourse do I have?

Long question, jump to the end for a TL:DR. I rent a house, I'm the only occupant. My Gas boiler was given a gas safety certificate by an engineer who warned me that the boiler was extremely ...
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Could I be held liable for simply sharing the idea for a crime?

If I were to share an observation that I made using publicly available information/knowledge, and then somebody acted upon this to commit a crime, could I be held liable in any way? For example, let'...
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Seeing a co-woker's salary on his screen

My friend is facing the following problem: Her boss left the computer open and she then looked at his screen, where the salary of a coworker at her level (who since has left the company) was ...
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Consistent overtime revoked after 2 years [migrated]

I'm asking some advice for my mum. She was hired around 2 years ago in a team leader and customer-facing role. She wanted to employed full time but the company did not want to pay for this. They ...
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Removing negligent care clause from service agreement

I'm already in an agreement with a dog walker/dog boarding service that takes care of walking my dogs and board them when I'm away and can't take them with me. Recently I've been notified that the ...
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Can you be fired over behaviour in a second/previous job?

This is quite long-winded and I've tried my best to simplify it as much as possible. I'll clarify if needed. Legal Jurisdiction here is US and UK law (if there's a difference) There are three ...
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Different warranties for blocks of flats

A builder has newly built 4-5 Apartments containing blocks of leasehold flats. It was developed over 4 years and blocks of flats were released in phases. All of the flats share the same lease start ...
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Client asks me to re-brand supplied media

As a backend web developer in UK, I do some frontend work on a side. A client of mine sent me a brochure of another company and more or less asked me to place his logos over that company's logos, or ...
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“Ignorantia juris non excusat” vs "defence for the accused to prove that he did not know?

I thought that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignorantia_juris_non_excusat is one of the core principles of the law and how it is structured. Here is a snippet from the UK law: https://www.legislation....
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Setting up and running a limited company (UK) remotely (EU)

I would like to ask what are the potential pitfalls of setting up and running a limited company from a different country. In particular, the company would be incorporated in the United Kingdom, and I ...
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Can I ask my employer for details held about me?

A company runs a transformation exercise. It asked for employees to fill out answers against questions, which are submitted to a portal and assessed by a number of employees and scored. These scores, ...
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Can someone on maternity leave in the UK earn money by taking freelance work?

Let's say I work as a social worker (taxes through PAYE) and am on (statutory) maternity leave. Let's say a local contact centre are looking for people to work there, on a freelance basis. Am I ...
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Import Tax - “made in China” versus “made in Taiwan”

Is there any reason for tax purposes a company would stamp made in Taiwan, when the products are actually made in China? Do you pay less tax or VAT when you import them in to the UK? They might do ...
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Do you have a right to your own reference check conducted by a third-party?

You apply through an estate agency for a house and pay them a fee to conduct a reference check. This reference check is then done by a third-party with which you interact with. In the UK, do you have ...
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When is the law broken by a campaign that violates an electoral commission rule?

If an electoral campaign fails to abide by a rule laid down by the electoral commission, has the law been broken? If not, what is the test to determine if the law has been broken?
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Temporary theft, or, removing someones property to deliver it to their home or office

If I take somebody's property without consent, with the intent of keeping it, it is theft. If I take somebody's property without consent, but return it to them immediately, what law am I violating? ...
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Are charities prevented from paying money to other charities?

I was recently a participant in a group study, in which there was an option for participants to donate the gratuity offered to a charity. However, I received a message from a researcher today saying ...
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Enforcing a CCJ on a business/PLC

I recently moved house, with a 5 month period between leaving the old house and moving into the new one. I hired a removals company to take my furniture and belongings from the old house and keep it ...
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Will the UK keep EU legislation after Brexit?

I have found out recently that the reason why many of the delicious foods in America aren't being sold in the UK, or if they are being altered. It is because of the EU's laws on artificial colouring ...
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Can someone deny cash as the payment method?

There are a small number of restaurants in my area where they do not accept cash for payment. They only accept electronic payments such as credit cards, local debit cards etc. Is this legal? On most ...
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(UK) I've recorded a conversation without the person's consent, will I get in trouble for making a complaint? [duplicate]

I am an customer receiving services from a particular organisation. I have recorded a receptionist at an visit to an organisation without their consent, I had the feeling that I may be mistreated at ...
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What are the legal limitations of private security, regarding the use of physical force?

I am just wondering what are the legal limits to the extent to which private security can use physical force? For example, if I am in a private establishment (let's say, a shopping mall); a security ...
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Landlord wants to include a clause where tenant pays rent if property is vacant after leaving. Is this legal/enforceable?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend. I don't have the contract to copy in relevant clauses. A landlord proposes to change the rental agreement. The new clause states that when a tenant leaves, they pay ...
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Child expressly wishes to live with other parent. What is legal position of that other parent? (in general terms)

I am intending to phrase this in broad terms so that it may be useful to posterity, not just myself. The broad situation is: Location is England, United Kingdom Father and mother are physically ...
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Is it illegal to carry a foam baseball bat as a prop out on Halloween in the UK?

I am thinking of doing a 'Jacket' from Hotline Miami cosplay/dress up perhaps for Halloween or a convention. I am trying to think about props, but I am worried about the laws against having anything ...
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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 ...