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 it legal to keep a small amount of cash I found on the street?

I found a £5 note on the street tucked under some leaves a few months ago while walking a route I regularly walked. There was nobody around and there are no shops near to where I found the note for me ...
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Under the new IR35 guidelines.. what if I don't have a contract at all?

Say i go into work every day and am essentially an employee. But as I was found through a friend of the boss, there was never a contract. I just get paid into my company and draw dividends from it. ...
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Institution can access my email (inbox/sent items/etc) and edit it?

First of all, I have thoroughly read the answers to the following questions and none of them answer my queries: Can Google Chrome read/scan my ProtonMail inbox page? Can my IT department read my ...
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Would an online cryptocurrency lottery run by a UK business be constrained to lottery gambling laws in the United Kingdom?

The example UK business wants to run a weekly cryptocurrency lottery, in which cryptocurrency is initially exchanged for tickets, and the prize is cryptocurrency. Participants would not purchase the ...
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Meaning of numbers in UK Parliament Sessional Papers

I have a (scan of) an 1858 volume of papers drawn from Sessional Papers of the British Parliament. These appear to be Command Papers, which, according to various sources, were numbered [1] to [4222] ...
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Payed a company to draw a picture

I purchased a drawing to be commissioned by a company who is mainly based in Asia and the Uk, but they have artists that work for them all over the world. This was on November 1st 2019, they sent me ...
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Law regarding associations around the world

In Sweden there is something called law of association/association law (associationsrätt). An association (that is the word used in Swedish too) in this context is any cooperation between people. It ...
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Rape video on phone

This question is for England-and-Wales only and relates to criminal Law. If the police were to search a suspect's phone, although I doubt it makes any difference as to whatever the device is, what ...
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Limits to Gillick Competence

Please note: Gillick Competence is not to be confused with the Fraser Guidelines which is only concerned with contraception. Gillick Competence is: a term originating in England and is used in ...
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Double Jeopardy with grooming

I was reading an article about a paedophile in Scotland that abused teenagers in the UK but also the USA through the internet. Here is a link to the news story Independent article Given that some of ...
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Are there taxes associated with shipping a secondhand iPhone from the US to the UK?

If I buy a secondhand iPhone in the U.S., have it sent to a friend in North Carolina, and that friend then forwards it to me in the UK: Should I owe any taxes on such an importation?
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Can my landlord / building management reject pets?

We asked our agent if he we could have a mature, well trained cat in the apartment that we rent. We know the cat already and he is fully litter trained and does not scratch ect. He rejected by saying ...
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Does Marcus J Ball have a realistic case against the Judges?

Since the extensive lying in the Brexit Referendum Marcus J Ball has been trying to prosecute Boris Johnson for the offense of Misconduct in Public Office. The case was initially successful, however ...
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Can I put two cases together in Small Claims Court

I was an apprentice and my employer has broken the contractual agreement I signed by not allowing me to train or study within the working week. My placement was supposed to be 4-days work, 1-day study/...
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Why do buses not require passengers to wear seatbelts?

Lately I have been wondering why in the UK public buses do not require that the passengers wear a seat belt? In-fact, in the UK it's my understanding that no public buses actually have seat belts. I ...
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Pregnant spouse slipped abortion pills unknowingly. What would the legal ramifications be?

Suppose a partner to a pregnant woman gave her an abortion pill which successfully aborted the pregnancy. Suppose that this was done in a non-violent way, unbeknownst to the woman. One could argue ...
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Is it against the law to takes photographs inside of ballot papers in the UK?

It being election day in the UK, there's plenty of memes doing the rounds about various aspects (and myths and misinformation) about voting on social media. One that has raised its head again is the ...
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Publishing an old journal with possibly offensive content

I am in the process of transcribing my Grandfathers journal from Mesopotamia in 1920-22. In it he uses mildly derogatory terms regarding local population which would undoubtedly not be used today. ...
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Why did a landlord buy a tenant's leasehold interest in the landlord's property?

Pls ELI5. The Landlord (Hughes) unmistakably owns the property leased to the lessee (Metropolitan Railway Co). Thus why did a Landlord buy the lessee's leasehold interest in the landlord's own ...
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Is it illegal to NOT store logs within the UK? (VPN related)

Introduction: I co-run a VPN company. I have a few legal questions since our service has a strict NO-LOG policy enforced. Question: In the UK, it is illegal to store sensitive and private customer ...
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How to prevent assets in a will from being passed to a person suffering from incurable dementia?

Triggered by this question, a similar one. How can I write a will such that if a beneficiary is suffering from senile dementia at the time I die, they are passed elsewhere? The situation may well ...
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Missed flight, can we take the airline to court to claim money to rebook remaining flights?

A couple of weeks ago me and my partner went on holiday. We had booked with Thai Airways and had a multi-part ticket. London -> Bangkok, Bangkok -> Tokyo, Osaka -> London (via Bangkok) On the day of ...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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United Utilities claim for outstanding balance with no move out date

Earlier after signing in to check my credit report, I noticed it had been dropping and discovered that there appeared to be United Utilities (UU) payments in arrears. I contacted them and have ...
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Can I refer to another contract in a contract?

Should state that I am in the United Kingdom (England specifically if that makes a difference). I have a contract I want to make for a web design job and I have created a contract that lays out the ...
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Consumer rights after broken firmware update?

In the UK (and all over the EU) as a consumer, I have strong protection if I buy a product and it was faulty when it was purchased. Even if the fault was not visible, for example if the product lasts ...
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What is UK Citizenship status of two persons born between 2000 and 2006?

I have two children both born in the UK between 2 October 2000 and 29 April 2006. I, their father, am a British citizen, their mother was a US citizen and we were not married. Between the birth of ...
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UK Single person council tax discount when owning joint property

We own a joint property in the UK, and are full taxpayers of all taxes including standard rate council tax band for the region. But my partner will be going abroad for a significant amount of time (6 ...
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Are there any cases where the witness has answered the cross-examiner to highlight what he is attempting,and what are the potential consequences

Often a cross-examiner will make suggestions that are almost certainly not believed by the cross-examiner himself. I am sure that there have been belligerent witnesses who have thrown abuse, but have ...
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Cross examination ethics

Due to an ongoing case, I was wondering the following. Can any complaint be made if a barrister suggests something plainly absurd (e.g. the witness made it up when there is CCTV evidence) and also ...
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Neighbour Flooding UK [closed]

My neighbour is higher than us and there is water coming down from their garden in just one spot away from their house. This has never happened before in 40 years, but has now been constantly ongoing ...
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Can a company make an ethical commitment to customers that survives even when it's sold?

TL;DR: Suppose a company has made a specific ethical commitment to its customers. When selling that company, is it possible for the seller to prevent the buyer from reneging on or dropping that ...
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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 ...