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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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 not paying rent in the UK due to loss of income (COVID) be reported on the credit score file? [migrated]

Background: Landlords do not have to pay their mortgage. Landlords will also be protected as 3-month mortgage payment holiday is extended to Buy to Let mortgages At the end of this period, ...
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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 hudges 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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What is a reason for not making an initial arrest of a person accused of sexual assault?

Recently Tommy Robinson's daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man at a holiday resort somewhere in the United Kingdom. Tommy has claimed that he legally prevented the accused from ...
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Am I responsible for stopping potentially libellous posts being submitted to a Facebook group I am an admin of?

If a member of a Facebook group that I am an administrator for posts something, in this instance an accusation of criminal wrongdoing, that is then reported by another user as being a lie, or ...
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Voluntary redundancy

When you are offered voluntary redundancy, do they have to tell you who else have been made offers to as well? Or can they do it on targeted basis? Does this depend on the number of affected ...
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How it is with a right to solicitor after arrest and in custody?

I would like to find out how it is with a right to solicitor after arrest and in custody? I demanded a lawyer but I was not allowed to meet him personally and actions were continued and I was forced ...
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Claiming Gift Aid on conference my non-profit is organising

My unincorporated, HMRC tax-exempt UK non-profit is working on organising a conference in the next year. For the conference, we are charging a fee for each attendee, but reinvesting all money from the ...
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Is it legal for me to prototype simulated gambling software in England?

I am a programmer in England, and am potentially interested in one day working to open a licensed online casino. I have several ideas about products I would like to work on, but am a bit confused as ...
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Prevent family overriding organ donation wishes

In the UK, the NHS generally allows families of the deceased to override their expressed wishes to donate their organs. Is there any legal mechanism whereby a person could prevent this from happening ...
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In the UK what does “during your employment” mean

I just got a contract of employment for a new job and it has a clause that starts like this: all Intellectual Property generated by you during your employment will be owned by the Group. When it ...
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Dismissal versus redundancy from a consulting / outsourcing role

A family member works for a large consulting / outsourcing company and has been permanently employed by them for many years, working for multiple different clients over this time. When one client ...
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What are some cases / journals / books about withholding favourable evidence from the defence

I have access to westlaw and lexislibrary but cannot find any relevant cases to the police or prosecution not sharing expert evidence from the defence at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated, ...
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Is There Any Alleviating Defence in Intoxication While Driving

Considering this hypothetical scenario: A voluntarily intoxicated man (e.g. driving home from a bar) causes an accident which results in the death of the other driver. Under UK law is there any ...
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Antisocial behaviour and direct threats from youths on a bus

Recently I encountered two young boys on the bus who were shouting and swearing at random passengers constantly - literally turning and screaming at them "hey, F YOU, you are shit, the F you are ...
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What to do if complaint is submitted as feedback

As it stands the UK definition of a complaint is currently: We treat as a complaint any expression of dissatisfaction with our service which calls for a response Now as far as I'm aware you have ...
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Right of way, UK case law

I am not a law professional, but before approaching a lawyer I would like to learn a bit about UK case law on right of way through neighbours' properties. The facts: in the deeds of the property ...
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Is it legal for my mum to share the household's browsing history with an external company without my consent?

Background Information My mum uses lots of different websites for surveys, watching videos and other ways of generating a little bit of cash. However, she uses a particular service to share the ...
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Charged for Contract Renewal without Notice of Fees

Due to changes in UK law, landlords are now only allowed to hold a maximum of 5 weeks' rent. When I inquired as to how the excess would be returned to me, I was told it wouldn't be until I quit my ...
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What are 'estates of the House of Commons and the House of Lords'?

Pls see green under-line below. I know what the House of Commons and House of Lords are, but I don't grasp "estates". What happens if I delete "estates of the"? Colin Faragher. Public Law ...
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How to find what arguments were used in a case?

Is there a public record of the arguments used in court cases? There is a news story in the UK at the moment about the Post Office prosecuting sub-postmasters for fraud, where it was the post office ...
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Is it fraudulent to run two similar companies for splitting out debt?

I started a reconstruction project about 2 years ago. I signed a contract with a building firm, let's say A, including a reconstruction plan of about one year. One year and 9 months later the ...
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Why judge 'wrong to find that Art 3 created a procedural obligation to investigate whether there was a risk of a breach by the receiving state'?

I don't grasp the emboldened sentence. Pls see the question in title. How does investigating "whether there was a risk of a breach by the receiving state" differ from "whether such a risk actually ...
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If I want to work in UK, do I need a Visa?

Now that Brexit happened, if someone from the EU wants to work in UK, do they need a Visa, Permit, or anything similar?
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Does GDPR include UK customers, or not anymore?

Now that Brexit happened, does GDPR include UK customers, or not anymore?
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Is UK still in the EEA?

Now that Brexit happened, is UK still in the EEA?
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Can I travel for holidays to UK with my National ID card (which has never been a problem), or now I need a passport? Even before 2021?

Now that Brexit happened, can someone from the EU travel for holidays to UK with their National ID card (which has never been a problem), or now they need a passport? Even before 2021?
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Where is the £60 fine for school absence legislated?

In the UK there is apparently a £60 fine per child "per absence" (not sure if this is per day or per contiguous block of days) for taking them out of school. Where is this fine legislated? The only ...
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Is a forced marriage which was performed abroad recognized in the United Kingdom?

My girlfriend is from the United Kingdom. A few months ago she was forced to marry another person and the entire thing was done in Pakistan. Will the marriage be recognized in the United Kingdom?
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Why are “over-the-air” TV channels considered more important to regulate compared to cable and satellite TV?

I've always heard this legal talk about "over-the-air" television. That is, TV channels that you get into your TV through having a once-ordinary (not sure people still have such things at all) antenna,...
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Should there be a tenancy contract even if I don't intend to charge rent?

I have a very close friend and we've agreed that she will move into the spare bedroom of my flat - viewed as her being an equal resident with me in a shared accommodation, not as a lodger in my spare ...
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Will people under 16 in the UK be able to use WhatsApp when we leaves the EU?

In the WhatsApp Terms of Service (and yes, I generally read a service's TOS before signing up) it states that "If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use ...

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