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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What happens to my contract in the event of a death

I contracted a website development company (Company X) to design a brand new website for me from scratch. After an email conversation, we agreed on a price and that included a year's worth of free ...
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Sell art prints online: copyright?

Say I would like to sell hand framed art prints, for decorations, on e.g. ebay. I have some example posters and so on, mainly modern art works from various modern art gallery's, often in the form of ...
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Starting limited company in UK - different classes of shares

We are starting a limited (by shares) company with partner (in England). We wanted to model it in way that I have 70% of dividend and capital distribution rights and my partner 30%, but we both have ...
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Who appointed the judge for Julian Assange's extradition hearing?

That is, how are judges in the UK appointed to cases in general and to this case in particular?
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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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Can Scotland secede without permission from London?

Can Scotland secede without permission from London, from the standpoint of international law? There's a thing called "the right of a people for self-determination". I wonder whether it's ...
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How does one meet the “serious harm” threshold in libel cases (UK)?

I'm trying to sue someone in the UK for libel. (I'm in the US.) I've had some UK attorneys willing to take my case, but not on conditional fee. I recently contacted a pro bono organization there, and ...
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Did the UK Prime Minister just accidentally claim to have committed treason?

Section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848 says: If any person whatsoever shall, within the United Kingdom or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend to deprive or depose our Most Gracious ...
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Legality regarding PCSO's using speed camera

In the United Kingdom we have Police Community Support Officers (pcso's) and then proper policemen/policewomen. Recently a friend of mine got caught doing 34mph in a 30mph zone by a pcso on his own ...
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Cash deposits and money laundering in the UK

In the United Kingdom (UK), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires that banks have "adequate policies and procedures sufficient to counter the risk that they might be used to further ...
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Can someone deny cash as the payment method?

There are a few restaurants in my area where cash payments are not accepted. They only accept electronic payments such as credit cards, local debit cards, etc. Is this legal? On most currencies, it is ...
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What powers do Transport for London revenue inspectors have (for example, compared with British Transport Police)?

Can they arrest or otherwise apprehend you, or demand to search your belongings? What is their repertoire of capabilities?
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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 one “donate” to enter a prize draw?

If someone incites donations by including donors into a prize draw, is it still donation? Or is it contract? Gambling maybe? Passport: Back to Our Roots is doing that: "Everyone who donates will ...
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(UK) How to negotiation rent abatement and/or inconvenience compensation due to urgent disruptive flat repair?

TL;DR: Upstairs neighbour renovation discovered a structural damage that affects my privately rented flat. Week-long very disruptive repair pending whilst I have to teach from home with no where else ...
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After exchange of contracts in property purchase, what happens if someone has COVID-19 on the completion date?

Say I am selling my home to a buyer and also purchasing a house from someone, and the chain of sales goes no further than this (for the sake of simplicity). All house sales are in the UK, where you ...
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Where does the legal principle of “can't benefit twice” come from?

I've been told there is a legal principle (in UK law, specifically England) that a person cannot be allowed to benefit twice from a court's decision. I've found criminal law which addresses that, and ...
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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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When is it legal to be recorded? (UK)

The following occurred on private property, no civil servants involved and not illegal. There was an incident which the other side found funny and they decided to record me without my knowledge. When ...
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Working 60% hours, via UK furlough scheme. How does this apply to weeks with a bank holiday?

I'm on partial furlough, working 60% hours, with the gov. furlough scheme paying the fourth day. Next week has a bank holiday Monday. Should I still work 3 days that week, with Monday and Friday as ...
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Recorded conversations

In England, If I covertly record someone who is engaged admitting to an affair with me, is it illegal to share that with their fiance without their consent? If so, can I make their fiance aware that I ...
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Cancelling an agreement before anything has been signed

In UK Law: Is a contract still valid if it has been sent to you and has not been signed? Can the cancellation of this contract void any terms which have been specified in the contract? Thank you
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Import Tax - “made in China” versus “made in Taiwan”

Is there any reason for tax purposes a company would stamp made in Taiwan, when the products are actually made in China? Do you pay less tax or VAT when you import them in to the UK? They might do ...
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Can an adult (25 y/o) be prosecuted for writing pornography with a minor (16 y/o) in the UK?

If a 25 y/o adult in the UK writes and distributes sexually explicit material with/to a 16 y/o can they be prosecuted for Child Sexual Abuse? The adult has been grooming the minor online, confessed ...
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Tier 2 Visa to Spouse Visa (UK) - claim income tax?

I am a UK citezen and my wife is on a Tier 2 General visa. We would like to apply for Spouse visa so that she is able to find work with other companies (her present visa is issued for a specific ...
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What does “structured, commonly used and machine-readable format” look like in practice?

I have made a subject access request, and the result included: Statement that their right to process data is from Article 6(1)(b) A series of images, that appear to be photographs of a computer ...
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Suing a Spanish company in Spanish courts as an UK citizen - Brexit

I want to sue a Spanish company and I'm a UK citizen hence currently an EU citizen. I've been told EU citizens have a right to sue Spanish companies through Spanish courts, whereas non-EU citizens ...
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Is it classed as sexual activity?

In relation to the definition of ‘sexual activity’ I am wondering if explicit/nude photos would be classed as "sexual activity" under S4 SOA 2003?
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Being the unintended recipient of an email; obliged to inform sender? [duplicate]

My real name seems to be very common in the US. I am UK based. I quite often get private emails not intended for me to my personal gmail account. They're not spam or phishing attempts. These have ...
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Evidence for continuous residence to apply for UK citizenship as a EU student?

One of the requirements for applying for British citizenship through naturalization is: During the last five years you must not have been outside the United Kingdom for more than 450 days (about ...
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What is my responsibility related to GDPR as a Freelance developer

I'm a Software Engineer, and I've just taken my first "side gig" job in hopes of becoming Freelance one day. I'm based in the UK. My Client told me exactly what they want, and i've built it. ...
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How can it be done? [closed]

In the UK, under the Snoopers Charter, how can the police hack into your phone? What would they see and how can it be done? Can it be done to any phone model?
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British Naturalisation - more than 90 days absence in any 12-month period

I've come across this webpage www.sableinternational.com/blog/don-t-do-the-long-distance-thing-extend-your-uk-spouse-visa stating that: you cannot be outside of the UK for more than 90 days in any ...
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Rent in contract less than agreed

In email discussions, letting agency stated rent amount A. They have provided me a contract to sign at a rent amount B ~ 8% lower than amount A. As this is an error in my favour, I would prefer to pay ...
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Will the judgement from England's Central Criminal Court be made available to the public?

I've found an interesting piece of news: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/09/man-charged-with-leeds-terror-offences-appears-in-court The charges allege that Golaszewski was found with ...
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If holding a photograph is permitted can a company use facial recognition?

If I've given a company permission to hold an image of me - for a photo ID card, for example. Do they need any extra permissions to use facial recognition software? The facial recognition software ...
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What is the legal & tax position of a UK person working remotely for UK firm, in non-UK locations, in Europe and globally?

This question is inspired by this question on travel.stackexchange.com. I am mainly asking about a UK viewpoint, but am interested others (Europe, USA, commonwealth, etc), because at its root, this is ...
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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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How to determine the marital status of a UK Citizen?

How can I determine the marital status, and any previous marriages, of a UK citizen living in the UK?
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Is a warrant required to access your SMS activity in the UK?

How long is it saved and under what circumstances can it be retrieved by the state?
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Selling artwork or other creative material under a fake persona

It is possible, using artificial intelligence, to generate convincing images of people who don't really exist. For some examples, see https://www.thispersondoesnotexist.com. If a person were to create ...
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Dominic Cummings Trip to Barnard Castle - Manslaughter?

The UK government's cheif advisor took a trip to Barnard Castle in the middle of a nationwide lockdown. A clearly illegal act. As a result of this, many people are choosing to flout lockdown rules ...
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Resignation retraction denied because of replacement, but is not true

A friend of mine (person A) has had his resignation retraction denied because a replacement (person B) has already been moved (without Person A knowing). However this isn't true, as Person B was ...
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Is it legal for a company to offer free coding courses to women only?

A company is offering free coding courses to women and non-binary individuals only. Is this kind of sex-based discrimination legal?
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Can a lawyer take a ridiculous case?

The situation: A wants to sue B for some money. The reason why B should pay the money is totally ridiculous. Any judge seeing it would just laugh and send A home. But A goes to a lawyer, who tells A ...
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Perma-Banned from game for offsite comment - is that legal?

a friend and I play a pokemon-browsergame, which also offers monthly subscriptions for premium currency and benefits (=real money invested). We are also on a discord server with some friends, where we ...
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Can a vendor cancel an order due to a pricing error?

I purchased some goods from a supplier which has now cancelled my order giving the reason as being a pricing error. However I had paid for the item and in their online portal it stated that my order ...
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Does the UK TV licensing rules disregard innocent until proven guilty?

I don't have a TV license, I use netflix and amazon prime. In the UK you have to state that you don't have a TV license and sign a declaration to that effect every 2 years (unless you then get a ...
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If not pictures are exchanged at all, is it ok to have sexual conversations with people who are over the age of consent in their country over phone

If someone 18+ in the US wanted to have sexual conversations with someone who was 17 in the UK (over the legal age of consent) So long as no pictures are exchanged would it be ok to write a "...
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Do the police have to kick someone out the house if the owner demands it?

I phoned the police to kick my in laws out the house after they started to take my furniture when they were only meant to take theirs (splitting up with wife). They came but refused to kick them out ...

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