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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GDPR and contact tracing

Alice has a business relationship with Bob, which involves both keeping contact information and enough physical interaction to count as a contact. Charlie contacts Alice and requests Bobs contact ...
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Is male child circumcision legal in the UK

My Muslim friend didn’t even have to sign any document prior to the ceremony. It was done at home.
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How dangerous is it for British lawyers to give advice on Law Stack Exchange?

How risky is it for people to self-identify as legal professionals and answer questions here? In Britain, precedent such as Chaudry v Prabhakar – 1989 can make British lawyers reticent to give ...
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Is it possible for a contract to refuse a contract award

Suppose you have this scenario: Company AA is an automotive manufacturer that needs to upgrade the IT system that lasted for 10 years. It asked the same supplier of old IT system to provide a ...
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Does a tenancy swap reset the start of tenancy date

A and B rented a house from private landlord L, on a 3 year term with an option to break with 2 months notice after 12 months. After 16 months, B moved out. A agreed with the landlord on a swap to add ...
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Ecommmerce Tax Law

I am looking to host my ecommerce website in an another country (UK) but only expect customers to be in my native country (US), am I liable for taxes in the hosting providers country?
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What UK laws DISPROVE that Parliament's legal sovereignty is subordinate to the electorate's political sovereignty?

An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution was first published in 1885, but I quote the 1915 8 edn. p. 250 of this transcribed online PDF. Here's scan of original. My gut feeling ...
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If I receive a new contract from the same employer, can I be furloughed?

I have been working for a company since July 2019. First it was an 8 week fixed term contract (a paid summer internship). Following immediately from that (excluding a weekend) I was on a zero hours ...
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In 2020 in the UK, are Constitutional Conventions “rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the […] electoral body”?

Dicey first wrote that Constitutional Conventions (CC for short) are "rules meant to ensure the ultimate supremacy of the true political sovereign, or, in other words, of the electoral body" in 1885. ...
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clarification of debt

my company have a business with another company, and we signed a MoU, but not a contract. they owe me X amount money and they will pay this in 2 years monthly. I want to have something like ...
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How can UK police fine people when it is not supported by law?

United Kindgom During the COVID pandemic, police officers have taken to fining members of the public who break government guidelines (exercising too far away from their houses, exercising more than ...
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What did Dicey in 1915 mean by “electoral body”?

An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution was first published in 1885, but I quote the 1915 8 edn. p. 250 of this transcribed online PDF. I marked in red p. 428 in this original. I'...
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Can a soldier refuse to carry a weapon?

During WWII, Desmond Doss joined the US Army as a combat medic. Due to his religious belief in nonviolence, he refused to carry a weapon and was eventually allowed to do so, going on to win various ...
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Is there any law or by-law stopping me from planting my own trees?

Recently on my road, two trees have been removed by local government that were on a small strip of public land in front of houses on the street, and when asked it seems that I can request to have a ...
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UK London - Tenancy Agreement - 2 Months notice on fixed term end

Backstory : 1 month before my Fixed Term ends, my landlord called me and said that he would be increasing the price of property, which basically made me start looking for other properties. After 6 ...
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3-months notice period, but only 1 month notice-in lieu payment clause mentioned in the job offer

I need your view on below situation: I have received a permanent job offer (geography: United Kingdom), which includes a 3-months notice period clause. There's also an unusual clause stating that the ...
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UK - Joint Tenancy - Renewal/Replacement Tenant Fee

A fixed-term 6 month joint AST agreement ends in April 2020. The agreement had three tenants listed on it. One tenant is leaving (former tenant) two are remaining. The former tenant notified the ...
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How does the law on “pain and suffering” differ in the UK and US?

In the UK, if someone makes a statement that "he is a cripple," or "she has problems holding her water at night," those are potential causes of action if they cause distress, even if the statement is ...
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Are there laws against International student in UK doxxing others in other country

A Chinese international student in the UK doxxing a netizen on Twitter because the netizen have an opposite political standard (don't support PRC) against him. He is going to report this netizen to ...
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UK Estate Agent withdrawing house before occupancy without returning fees

In February, my relative agreed to rent a house. She paid a holding deposit, and after numerous credit checks the move was agreed - to begin on 1st April 2020. She paid the deposit and first month's ...
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can police accept my guilt in a state of shock?

can the police legally take my admission to a car crash when I am in a state of shock in the middle of a car crash? and if not under what act?
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UK Tenancy Renewal, Lockdown and the Law

Our fixed term tenancy will finish on 31st July; with a two month notice period. I believe it’s likely that we will still be in lockdown by the end of July. I think it’s very likely that we’ll still ...
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Can I get around the law of not recording a phone call unless the other end knows by making the call on a speaker in my house?

The living room in my house is monitored by CCTV with audio. Will that be admissible in court?
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If I buy assets (inc customer data) from receiver of a UK company, how does GDPR apply?

I’m considering buying the assets of an insolvent company that has gone into administration / receivership. Included in the assets is a customer database. How does GDPR apply? is the purchasing ...
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How are UK contracts without force majeure clauses adjusted for covid-19 delays?

I have a scaffolding license with my neighbours which permits me to scaffold in their garden for an agreed period for an agreed price. The issue is that my construction work has stopped due to the UK ...
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In the UK, what is the difference between the Job Retention Scheme and furloughing?

I live in the UK, and work on weekends for probably the UK's biggest fashion retailer. I recently got an email from them asking me to consent to the terms of a new contract. In it, I noticed this ...
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I’m being asked to come back into work despite government guideline to stay at home- What are my rights?

I work in an administrative role at the NHS. Since the lock down measures started in the UK, I have been working from home. As demand on the NHS has been increasing substantially, management asked ...
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Riding an elephant on a UK road

If I needed to move an elephant from Warrington to Peterborough, would I be able to ride it there? I know it is illegal to ride an elephant on the motorway, so it would be using A and B roads only. ...
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If someone attacked me with a weapon twice and I hit them back once is that self defense?

Scenario: If John was walking his dog and another pet owner made him aware their animal will attack his dog, which it then goes on to do (in a public park) and John intervenes and stops the animal ...
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How to cite an Act of Parliament that varies by jurisdiction?

By way of example, the following is a citation using the OSCOLA style: Companies Act 2006, s 162(7) However, that provision contains different text depending on whether the jurisdiction is ...
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Coronavirus - Exercise in a UK National Park

During the current Coronavirus lockdown in the UK (England), is it legal for me to: a) Drive for over one hour (alone) to reach the start of my walk. b) Walk for 4-5 hours (alone) keeping at ...
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UK Employment law: differences between furloughed, laid off, and redundant

In UK employment law what are the differences between being furloughed, laid off, and made redundant?
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Argument on possible defamation after court acquittal

I have been discussing some reporting of a high-profile trial with some colleagues. We disagree on one point. Background: High-profile figure acquitted by a Scottish court of a number of sexual ...
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The stance on sentencing criminals with personality disorders in the UK

I am wondering what the stance of the UK legal system is on someone who was convicted of assault (ABH) with some kind of personality disorder, e.g NPD. On reading this there is some stance. But how ...
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Stop and Account vs Health Protection legislation (UK)

Police in the UK have the power to stop and question a UK citizen or visitor at any time. According to the information here, they can: These powers are limited in that a member of the public is not ...
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Price fixing concern (UK competition law)

I run a sporting events website where freelance photographers that have been to the events are free to upload their shots for sale, and I take a commission of anything they sell. Every photographer ...
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Intellectual property when leaving the employment

Company's time, company's laptop, company's idea submitted to the internal innovation platform. It was rejected by the corporate immune system: We are to inform you that your idea has been ...
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Is asking HR department about self-organised interest group a sufficient reason to warrant a drug test?

Using a throwaway account as I do not want to get into trouble. Background to cannabis Medical cannabis is legal in the UK since 2018 63% of Londoners supports legalisation for adult recreational ...
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Are Employers Obliged to let you Return to Work Early from Unpaid Leave?

I have been an employee at the company for over 5-year and I had requested time off work (4-months) to do sabbatical with some travelling. It was granted by my line manager. The request was made in ...
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Can I claim if Customs open & damage my parcel even though contents clearly labelled & nothing was found

A model train was sent from Canada to UK & clearly marked. It took a year to make & was then sold. It has been drilled by customs from bottom to top & the buyer no longer wants it. He was ...
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Where is the UK Coronavirus legislation limiting movement?

The government has issued guidelines saying that we must stay inside. I understand this has now passed into law. Can anyone please point me to a copy of the legislation, and point out which sections ...
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Interpretation of termination clause of a License to Occupy

I find myself in a situation where I need to end my Licence to occupy contract for a property in London UK, 2 months in advance to the initially projected date. The licensor refuses to accept this and ...
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How long is an NCD valid for?

If I had a car policy expire on 22nd May 2019 that had 3 years no claims, how long is this 3 years no claims valid for to use with a new policy ? Is it just my next insurance policy ? What if I ...
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Consumer laws with self-destructing hardware

In the UK, consumer laws say that a store has to fix the problem if you bought a product and it doesn't work for a reasonable amount of time, due to a fault that was present at the time of the ...
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Will I be able to move house during the UK’s new restrictions

My current fixed term tenancy expires soon. Will I be able to move house during this “lockdown”, as it is not one of the listed exemptions. As the alternative, will be landlord / lettings agency be ...
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I have created an App to help isolated people in Corona Virus lockdown. Do GDPR rules apply

I have created an App at helpathome.me which isolated people can use to fill out a form and request help from others. I innocently thought this would be fine but a friend told me that I must comply ...
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Is it legal to stream a copyrighted movie from my computer to a friend's computer?

Given the current situation with COVID-19, I'm considering hosting a movie night with friends where I will stream a movie, which I have legal access to, over a screen-sharing service. How legal would ...
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Ombudsman for car rentals in the UK

Hypothetically, suppose person A purchased a service B from company C in the UK. If person A believes they were mis-sold the service, they could start a case with the The Financial Ombudsman Service ...
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Motorcycle price dropped less than a year after purchase. Can I get a refund?

I purchased a motorcycle in 2018. It was a new model. Towards the end of the year Honda launched yet a new version and to get rid of the 2018 stock dropped the price of of about 15% (£1000 from the ...
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Why did Lord Reid write “we should beware of looking at older authorities through modern spectacles”?

Appellate judges usually aren't stupid or short-sighted. They can foresee that their judgments will become "older authorities" and will be read through "modern spectacles". So what did Lord Reid mean ...

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