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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Is buying counterfit goods illegal?

There are on the internet fake Rolex's being sold for around £250. This is illegal, and those engaged in selling such items have been charged with unauthorised use of a trademark. It appears that ...
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Is a Restraining Order or an Injunction Dropped in a Medical or Other Emergency

I was recently browsing through social media when I came across this image. (See below) As unlikely as it seems that this image is real, it did get me thinking, are Restraining Order or Injunction ...
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Can using a “simile” constitute defamation?

Suppose someone said, "X looks like someone with a venereal disease." That is known as a simile. Now "X has a venereal disease" would constitute defamation (if untrue). But the ...
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Can I carry a pet, in a carrier, on my lap whilst in the front passenger seat of a car (in the UK)?

I’m trying to decide which car to buy and one constraint is that it must be possible for us to transport the cat, very occasionally. I’d like to know whether it would be legal, in the UK, for me to ...
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Does the Data Protection Act 2018 in UK require users of a website to explicitly

Now that Brexit has happened, GDPR no longer takes effect in UK. However, the Data Protection Act 2018 will continue to apply. With GDPR's Article 6, a website is required to request explicit consent ...
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Livestreaming a display of hypnotism to Britain from abroad? (Ref: Hypnotism Act 1952)

The British Hypnotism Act 1952, of which sections are variously in force in England and Wales and in Scotland, concerns demonstrations of hypnotism at "places licenced for public entertainment&...
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GDPR unbelievable legitimate interest. What action to take?

If a website is claiming legitimate interest in data collection in a way that is unbelievable is there any action that a web site visitor can take? For example, if one was to visit The Daily Mail you ...
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When sponsoring a spouse (UK visa), what do the various relationship types mean and how do they affect the application?

When making a visa application in the U.K. for a sponsor to invite a foreigner to marry there is a section in the application that asks "What is your relationship to SPONSOR'S NAME"? There ...
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Reasonable amount of time to assume terms are agreed (UK/England)

Bit of background on this question; A group raised a conflict of interest dispute against our group - we immediately took necessary steps to remedy this action. We let them know within a day that we ...
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Can an Order in Council be quashed for being incompatible with the common law constitutional right?

Imagine that a prerogative Order in Council is enacted and that it's incompatible with an ECHR right that covers the same ground as a common law constitutional right. The quotations beneath affirm ...
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How far up the chain of internet provision does my GDPR responsibility go?

Say I host a web page on my computer, and you visit that site from somewhere in Europe. The web server on my computer will know your IP address, and I can choose to "forget" it as soon as ...
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GDPR, personal and political activity

The GDPR does not apply to the processing of personal data that is "by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity". I cannot find a description of "...
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How is 'severe distress' defined in UK Coronavirus regulations?

The The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020, Part 2, Regulation 3 states: (1) No person may, without reasonable excuse, enter or ...
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Can verbal statements and advertising literature be considered in addition to a written contract during dispute?

I was wondering if there is precedent for aspects such as advertising literature and verbal statements being considered in a contract dispute, even if not included in writing? To give a specific ...
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Action to take against UPS [closed]

I paid for UPS to deliver three parcels but they double charged me for that delivery. UPS charged me twice for that shipment, and refused to respond to my emails and calls asking them to refund the ...
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Inheritance of shares or their value

X and Y both buy 10 shares in company C. X leaves the 10 shares, or the net sales thereof, to Y. X dies after having sold the shares and the value of the shares (say £1000) are inherited by Y, who ...
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UK - Childcare provider undercharging scheduled payments

I have a young child in a nursery (kindergarten) in England which is run by a national childcare provider, and they are supposed to be taking monthly payments via Direct Debit. However, as far as I ...
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Is the prosecutor's fallacy still an issue in cases today?

I'm writing an article about the misuse of statistics in the courtroom. Of course one can not have this conversation without mentioning of the so-called "Prosecutor's fallacy". Most of the ...
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Is there an official glossary of intellectual property terms in the UK?

I am writing a research paper on how intellectual property rights terminology in Russia compares to that in the UK. I am looking for an official glossary or a standard approved by the UK government ...
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Follow-up question about summary only offence

I am following on from a question that I posted here. Person A: Reported suspect for one indictable offence. Person B: Reported suspect for several summary only offences. I understand based on the ...
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UK Copyright and IPR in the course of employment: Employee vs Worker

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/section/11: 2)Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work or a film, is made by an employee in the course of his employment, his employer is the ...
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What if I am called for jury service while away from home for extended periods (UK)?

I live in the UK, and I may be away from home for over 6 months. During this time I will still be in the UK, but will not have a postal address. What happens if I am called for jury service while I am ...
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Is it legal in the UK to 3D print a firearm design if it is made impossible to fire?

In the UK firearm regulations are very strict, but I would like to learn about them like in the other countries. Is it okay to print 3D gun designs if I make sure none of the parts can shoot real ...
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Can the police seize your phone without a warrant UK?

This question relates to the seizure of a mobile phone (cell phone) in the United Kingdom, focusing on England and Wales which has a different system to Scotland. If the police arrest someone over a ...
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How long can an employer keep financial details after employee has left under GDPR?

I finished a job in 2019, but just received notification of a data breach at that job in 2021, and my bank account number, sort code, national insurance number, full name, address and date of birth ...
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UK Law Question (England): Can I Sue someone if they post a video of me on social media Without my Consent?

Scenario: Someone starts talking to you while they record you without you knowing it. You notice they're recording you and they tell you the video is going on Youtube. You tell them that this is only ...
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Can a covert recording be used as evidence in UK civil court?

I have a court case against my landlord for disrepair. At the end of last year I had enough of waiting for him to respond to all the issues we have in the property, and I've sent him a letter of claim....
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Can you take decisions of mental health tribunals to the High Court or the Court of Appeal in the UK?

My Legal Skills book by Stefan Fafinski and Emily Finch, says it's possible to take decisions based on tribunals for: immigration, social security, child support, pension, tax, and land to: High ...
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What can be done regarding gathering possessions from a rented student house where someone is unable to visit due to bullying? [closed]

A bit of strange circumstance: I have already looked online on various Housing charities and legal forums, but I haven't been able to get an approach that meets the specific circumstances as this ...
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Can I avoid telling the police my password by regenerating my key each time?

Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Part III Section 49 the police can, with a certain procedure, require one to provide a key with threat of custodial sentence up to 2.5 years if ...
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What 'Notice of charge' fee applies when not specifed in a lease?

I'm a leaseholder of a flat, currently going through a remortgage in the UK. The lender's solicitor has told me that they're waiting to hear back from the landlord on what "notice of charge" ...
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Can the landlord force viewing of apartment during lockdown? (England)

My landlord is considering selling the flat I am currently renting and would like to arrange viewings. However, we are still in a national COVID lockdown, and I do not feel comfortable letting people ...
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Law enforcement requesting passwords from companies?

Could UK law enforcement enforce s.49 of RIPA 2000 on a company outside the UK, say Snapchat, Facebook, or Google, in order to retrieve a user's hashed password from their database to log into that ...
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End of tenancy and COVID notice period

I'm in England, UK. I own a flat which I rent out, and live elsewhere with my girlfriend. We broke up and I need to go back to my flat. Under COVID law, I need to give 6 months' notice to my tenants, ...
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UK - subscription fee introduced months after hardware purchase

I purchased a Cricut Joy in the UK a few months ago. Without warning or previous indication, Cricut have introduced a subscription fee to use the device I paid for, in full, with my own files more ...
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Is criticizing a public figure on a private chat libel?

X is currently involved in a legal battle with said ex-wife regarding child abuse by parental alienation of his child. X, with a friend in a similar position, created a private support group on ...
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Is it illegal to carry an improvised pepper spray in the UK?

Civilian possession of pepper spray is banned in the UK, due to its use in self-defence. There are, of course, many household items that can have a similar purpose. While not nearly as effective, no ...
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Help with law vocabulary. The use of the word “enact” and definition of consolidating statutes in UK law

This might sound like a stupid question, as it is probably a very easy question. It's just I am new to studying law and want to get the vocabulary right. I am mostly a science and math orientated ...
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How is a person residing abroad subject to US law?

I am reading this press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. The attorney states that: Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United ...
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Does The Crown have the authority to restrict the rights of a Royal family member?

An issue that somehow got lost in the recent Meghan and Harry allegations is the claim that Meghan had to give up her driver's license and keys. The only reference to legality of this action I found ...
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What happens if my dog kills a cat in my garden? (UK)

My neighbours informed me that they have two cats now and asked what would happen if they wandered into my garden. I’m not 100% sure; they have never really seen a cat, at a guess they would chase ...
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What is an appropriate CC license, if any, for work I may wish to re-use commercially in the future?

I am writing a set of cycling route guides, with photographs, which I intend to publish on a website, free of charge. I would like to license the text and images with a permissive Creative Commons ...
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Can I request to delete an account with a government?

This concerns my student loans repayment account which is managed by the gov.uk website. I have paid my loan back in full and have had a confirmatory letter stating this as well, as I wanted to ensure ...
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Is mere accusation without evidence other than testimony of the accuser, grounds for arrest in the UK?

Several years ago I was stopped in public by the police. Someone had 'identified' me as abusing them in terms of their gender two years before that. Had that happened, I suppose it would have been ...
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Using Whatsapp for Legal Communication UK?

I currently have a consumer rights dispute over a car and have been trying to resolve it through communication via WhatsApp, as the only method i had to communicate with the Dealer. I have followed ...
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When does an agreement start and end? I need a definition of 2 weeks deadline in UK law

I have entered into a (UK) agreement. It is incumbent on me to notify the other party of an outcome after which time the extension of time runs for 2 weeks. It states elsewhere in the agreement that ...
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How can my employer require me to work “bank” shifts [closed]

The NHS in the UK requires all of its medical staff to commit any hours available you have to do additional work to the NHS as a priority before taking on another role. Essentially this means that if ...
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In Britain, can the “address” part of a “printer's imprint” consist only of their email address?

In Britain it is obligatory [*] for printed publications of many kinds to include the printer's name and address. Can the address be the printer's email address, or does it have to be their street ...
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Can I visit my partner, according to current restrictions in the UK?

I currently live 10+ miles apart from my partner. I do not go indoors with them, I as I walk around their neighbourhood and chat with them, all the while wearing a mask and attempting to keep distance ...
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GPDR/ICO registration. Do I need to register? (Their site is inconsistent.)

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/data-protection-fee/exemptions/ lists exemptions as: Staff administration ...

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