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A UK scammer frauded money from US victim

Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer?
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What is the legality behind landlords throwing away tenants belongings UK?

Me and my housemates have started having issues with our landlords, where they will dispose of any utensils left on the kitchen worktop or in cupboards without being cleaned. Before moving into the ...
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Volenti non fit injuria in English Law

An interesting situation had just happened to me and made me think about a potential line of defence in case of troubles. From the beginning: my neighbour asked if I could let him jump from my ...
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Cleaner leaving defamatory messages on fridge - is this a crime?

Come across a situation with a friend of mine which I'm not sure is actually illegal or just really bad practice, they live in university accommodation and while all residents are out one of the staff/...
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Can you copyright reproduced information by open government licence?

I want to use some of the information from one website, but that website has a copyright. The source of the information is under Open Government License" I have a few questions regarding the licence ...
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Business contact based on observed activity - is it right?

My mother recently posted this on Facebook, but I'm interested in terms of the legalities regarding communication and observation. Earlier this year I joined a gym. Small one, based in local town, ...
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Playing cards, other than for stakes, in licensed premises (UK)

You hear a great deal of rumour and out-of-date information about the legality of playing cards in pubs. If I play cribbage or dominoes with my son, who's under 18, in a pub but with no money or ...
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Manager interrogating employee about sick days

My friend is working in a big company. She used to be pretty autonomous and self managing. After restructuring her job responsibilities were completely changed and she was placed under an extremely ...
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Resources to learn the whole of UK Law?

Hello Law Stack Exchange, I'm currently looking for reliable resources to learn the whole of UK Law, but i have been suprised at the apparant lack of avaliable resources during my internet searches ...
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What is the right daily rate for annual leave in the UK when unspecified in employment contract?

tl;dr I had an amount of annual leave at the end of my contract and I want to determine the daily rate for payment in lieu of the untaken days of annual leave. My employer initially paid half the ...
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UK - Cooling off period after signing rental contract

I'm in process to sign a contract for a flat. The conditions written are the following: one year with no break clause. Before signing I'm trying to find out the following information. Is there in ...
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Scraping legal disclosure reports to build a database?

I am thinking of scraping business related data from websites like the UK's National Storage Mechanism, where all UK publicly traded security issuers must periodically report various bits of ...
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Is the description given in sales material for a house binding in the UK?

My partner is currently purchasing a property in England. In the report returned by the solicitor upon completing the searches, it is indicated that the shed and greenhouse are not included in the ...
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Limits on reasonable compensation for a carer in the UK

Alice is in her 90s, blind and becoming deaf, with increasing dementia. She lives in a retirement home in the UK with some carer support. She sold her house to fund this, and has plenty of money. ...
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Is the Belfast Agreement a treaty?

How does the Belfast Agreement take legal effect? Is it a treaty?
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UK Leasehold property - Lease has two different dates 5 years apart (one 5 years before house was built!), which applies for ground rent review?

Six years ago in 2013 I purchased a leasehold property from Taylor Wimpey. The lease says that the ground rent is £125 and increases with the Retail Price Index every 10 years. It's only been six ...
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Is there a database containing all court cases publically available in the UK and or US?

I am a Cyber Security student just starting on a course the depends heavily on the use of court cases that used electronically stored information to determine the verdict of a case. Are there a few ...
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UK - Is it legal for a website not to offer an option to cancel their service online?

In some countries, as far as I'm aware, if you are able to hire service on a website, it's illegal not to be able to cancel it through the same channel (i.e. without having to call, email, go to a ...
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What was wrong with 2010 Flash Crash?

While looking for recent market crash, I came upon 2010 Flash Crash, but I am unable to understand what wrong did the alleged Navinder Singh Sarao did. Entering an "order to sell stocks( or shares)" ...
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Did not receive yearly bonus, despite being employed at the company during the bonus period

At my last place we had a bonus scheme based on performance. If you met all of your targets for the year the bonus was 5% of your base salary. If you exceeded all of your targets for the year the ...
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Free potable water law in UK and EU

In Britain, all licensed premises are required by law to provide "free potable water" to their customers upon request. What legislation covers this? Is this the case in other European countries? I ...
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At what point can you walk out of a restaurant if they make you wait to pay the bill?

The other day, I ate at a restaurant; the food was fine, and I got to paying the bill. Their payment system went down. They couldn't accept cards; only cash, and I didn't have the cash on me for the ...
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Is the EU Settlement Scheme legal?

I moved to the UK 20 years ago when I was a 14-year-old child. I settled here - studied, worked, started my own business, had kids and so on. Because of the EU membership, I was guaranteed equal ...
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UK inheritance: partner, sibling, child

Let's start with person A. Person A wants to write a will leaving "everything" to their partner, person B. They are not married, or in a legal partnership of any kind. Person A would prefer that ...
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Does buying property on mortgage gives any sort of protection against future Compulsory purchase & massive devaluation

Background (inserted editorially) One of the risks of buying a flat / house is that the neighborhood will be declared blighted by the government which would then force property owners to sell their ...
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How to avoid buying flat which might land under Compulsory purchase agreement

Sorry if its not 100% law related query, as I am new here. It seems that - in UK cities Compulsory Purchase agreement is enforced quite often by local councils.(Although there's a usual farce of '...
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Can someone be a director and shareholder of a company in UK without having rights to work in UK

Can someone be a director and shareholder of a company in UK without having rights to work in UK ? Scenario: 2 Directors, one is British, second one is not british and there right to work is expired,...
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Is EU treaty law supreme over domestic legislation?

European Union law is supreme over domestic legislation. So European Union regulations and directives take precedence over domestic legislation. But does this also mean the law contained within EU ...
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Is it duress if you feel you are forced to sign a contract by an employer?

When I was promoted, I was given a significant sign-on bonus, but was made to sign a document that said if I left within 12 months, I would have to pay back the gross amount in around two weeks. I ...
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What is the super-Wednesbury standard of reasonableness?

A brief Oxford law dictionary entry on Wednesbury unreasonableness mentions that recent cases indicate that the standard of unreasonableness may be applied with varying degrees of stringency. In ...
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Striking a “ready willing and able” clause from an Estate Agent's contract

Uk-based I'm about to instruct an Estate Agent for the sale of my house. I asked for a draft of the contract and found that it included a "Ready, willing and able" clause. Full text: You will ...
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What are the legal affects of not mentioning heirs or successors in this act?

The Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 starts with: Whenever his Majesty, his heirs or successors, shall be pleased, The Prorogation Act 1867 starts with: Whenever (save as herein-after excepted) ...
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What is the intention of the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797?

When looking at the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797, I cannot determine what it was designed to accomplish. It seems to me to be one of the following: To grant powers to the monarch Due to the ...
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Why aren't Cabinet meeting records released after 20 years?

A page on the National Archives' website states the following: Records of cabinet meetings are confidential documents and only transferred to The National Archives after 30 years - the 30-year rule....
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Can I Sue the Police?

Long story short: My son was backed into by a truck earlier this month. They left the scene. I called the police, they showed, up I wrote a statement and everything. My son later was in the hospital ...
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What happened to the Ministers of the Crown (Executive Powers) bill of 2004?

I found this draft bill through Google, and am trying to find out what happened to it. I've had a look at the draft bills from the 2003-2004 session of Parliament (as the page states "Prepared 16 ...
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Are intellectual property indemnity clause, which requires the employee to indemnify the employer, enforceable?

Jurisdiction is England (UK), and it's a clause in an employment contract (permanent). The following question has been posted on reddit, and I happen to be on the same boat. I've been offered a ...
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I'm owed compensation for assault. It's been almost 8 years and I haven't seen a penny

[Oxfordshire, England] When I was 15 [I am 22 now], I was mugged and beaten up by a group of three young men, the youngest of this group being 18. I called the Police, and the guys were caught. As it ...
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Rights of UK police home visit, no warrant

Police turned up at the door the other day and were unfortunately let in by my very distressed mother before I got to the door (I would have checked warrant, ID etc through door first). My brother and ...
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Can the UK government use an 'order of council to suspend the Benn Act'?

The ex prime minster of the United Kingdom, John Major, has warned that Boris Johnson could use an 'order of council' to suspend the Benn Act (European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019). Is this ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Are we legally liable for negligence if a breach in a 3rd party happens due to us giving extra visibility to a vulnerable system?

TL;DR - Found a dangling DNS record that was pointing to an IP address we don't own, the server found on that IP address was running a vulnerable piece of software. Wondering if attackers found & ...
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Was new law created when the UK Supreme Court ruled against the prorogation?

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that: a ruling on a prorogation was justiciable and that the duration of the prorogation Boris Johnson advised the Queen to enact, was unlawful Does this mean new ...
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What might be the consequences of not declaring foreign student debt when applying for a mortgage abroad?

When moving to a foreign country I know of many people who have decided not to declare their foreign (United Kingdom) student debt. What might be the consequences for doing so and how might a provider ...
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How is the UK Supreme Court able to void the prorogation of the UK Parliament?

In the UK, in practice, the government has power, but in theory the power lies in the hands of the Monarch, who acts on the advice of her Ministers. The Prime Minister advised the Queen to prorogue ...
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UK domestic partner squatting

A couple have been together for a few decades. One of them sold their house 10+ years ago when they hit hard times, since recovered from. About 8 years ago the other inherited a house on their ...
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Responsibilites of common areas when in breach of title-deeds after sale

The situation: I have bought a flat on the top floor of an apartment block. This flat contains the sole access to a roof space. The previous owner has left a large volume of junk in this space. The ...
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Does rape really need to include a penis in England and Wales?

According to Wikipedia, rape occurs in English law when "a man penetrates another person with his penis without the consent of the person being penetrated" but any sexual act that does not include a ...
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Does creating an account or making a purchase apply consent for all marketing communications?

Many companies I have registered with or interacted with sign me up to their email newsletters without my providing my consent. For example, I created an account using my email and hired a bike from ...
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What does it mean to test the law?

UK Parliament passed a law recently in an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit. Government representatives keep saying that the PM will "test the law". Which seems to be different from "breaking the ...