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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: Returning damaged items without option for free replacement?

I live outside of the UK, not a UK citizen or resident (I am also not a resident of the European Union), but I bought several items in the online store of a large UK department store chain. The ...
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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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Can I share scammers personal details online? What type of details can I share?

I live in the UK, and I constantly see scams on Facebook such as: "£300pm house. I live abroad, so you will need to send me the money, and I will send you the keys in the post," or "Free iPad for ...
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Question about recording conversations at work in the UK

For years I have been mobbed at work because of the chief techncian spreading rumours and gossip and have recently been denied promotion even though back in mid 2018 I was told by the chief technician ...
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EU Consumer Goods Guarantee, who is responsible the Retailer or Manufacturer?

The title of the question basically sums up my question but for completeness I will provide some more details. Roughly 15 months ago I entered into a contract with a large phone service provided who ...
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Why aren't foreign VPN companies forced to keep logs?

This link explains the inconsistency with what VPN services consider 'logging'. Certainly, there is no way for us to verify their claims without an extremely rigorous independent audit. But even that ...
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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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Is it legal to import a whip to England for use as decoration?

I would like to know if it is legal to import a whip to England, for use as decoration. According to a UK Government Webpage Offensive weapons which are designed to kill or inflict serious injury ...
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Derivative softwares copyrigths from a more generic software

Imagine consultancy C has a generic software for analyzing data S. Now C has a client C1 and from the software S it derives a software S1 to analyzed some specific data for C1. The overall dependency ...
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What would be Julian Assange's expected punishment, on the current English criminal law?

Currently, the only charges form the British side against him are, that he avoided the criminal procedure (he was, on the British law, a fugitive) by his "visit" on the Ecuadorian Embassy. Meanwhile, ...
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Who decides the priority of extradition requests in the UK

Related to What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case? Julian Assange has been arrested and convicted for failure to appear in court. The USA has requested his extradition to face ...
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Can someone on maternity leave in the UK earn money by taking freelance work?

Let's say I work as a social worker (taxes through PAYE) and am on (statutory) maternity leave. Let's say a local contact centre are looking for people to work there, on a freelance basis. Am I ...
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What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case?

Julian Assange has been arrested by the Metropolitan police for jumping bail and also pertaining to an extradition request from the US. Also the lawyer for one of the alleged victims of sexual ...
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IELTS for Tier 2 General visa

I want to apply for "Tier2 General" visa for the UK. According to the embassy's website, I need to prove my English skills. They need IELTS in level B1. There are 2type of IELTS exam: IELTS UKVI ...
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What is involved (other than financial + evidence aspects) in bringing a private prosecution in the UK?

Suppose a person commits a financial crime in the UK (say theft, insider dealing, false accounting, fraud, or something similar falling squarely within criminal law). For whatever reason there is no ...
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How to prepare for an interview under caution?

My wife and I have been asked to attend an "interview under caution" by Lambeth Council (a local authority in London) regarding our daughter's lack of school attendance (both her GP and a child ...
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Duty of care dilemma when reporting Web vulnerabilities to both Stakeholders and Web Service owner

Ok, I am going to ask this question with an Analogy. A Locksmith is walking in the street and comes across a door. The door seems to be well secured to a normal user and is actually a door to safe ...
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Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his client confesses crime he has commited?

Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his or her client confesses to a crime he or she has committed? I looked everywhere, can't find this answer.
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Is it legal for me to use a PO Box as the registered address for a Limited company?

I've been wondering what the legality of using a PO box as a registered address for a limited company is. I've done some research and the Royal Mail site seems to imply that it is legal for me to use ...
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How to prove someone sent a letter?

The discussion around how to prove you sent a letter, or someone received it, has already been discussed to death on the internet. But I can't find anything for the other way round; how to prove ...
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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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Do I need to share a (consented) recording of a conversation [closed]

I recorded a meeting, which all parties (2 people from one company and myself) were aware of and agreed to. The conversation that was recorded contains some controversial remarks made by the other ...
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UK - NHSP refuse to pay for mandatory training

Background NHSP (NHS Professionals) is a job agency which offers zero-hours contracts for NHS workers. In many trusts, this is the only way to be employed without having a fixed contract. I am a ...
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Is it legal or acceptable to use a photo of my ID, instead of my actual ID?

I'm in the process of trying to get rid of my wallet - all of my bank and reward cards are on my phone, so I can use Google Pay for my purchases and points. I have two cards left, my bank card (which ...
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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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Commissioning work: Who owns the rights in this scenario?

My Colleague is currently in debate with someone they previously worked with last year in collaboration, under who owns the rights to the items in the following scenario. The scenario is: A group of ...
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Why was this man not charged with this offence that it seems he has committed?

I was reading this article, Man jailed after sending photos of his genitals to undercover police officer. This article states: Malcolm Blount, 55, was caught by police after he emailed three ...
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Salesman text me from his personal phone

I recently went to a garage to ask about different cars and offers, the salesman took some details; phone and email, when leaving I said to him I would be in touch if I wanted to proceed. He called me ...
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Who pays if a pedestrian knocks me off my motorbike?

I live in UK and it seems that for most pedestrians and cyclists road signs are just a decoration. I often had pedestrians dash through red lights, even if I have engaged the crossing. Being on a ...
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How to ensure that the order drawn by a party is checked by another party?

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part40/pd_part40b#1.1 Drawing up and filing of judgments and orders 1.1 Rule 40.2 sets out the standard requirements for judgments ...
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Should the HR department suggest legal firms after I've been made redundant? (UK)

I have been made redundant in a big Investment Bank in London. Being not a native from the UK I am new to the process and have nobody to ask advice for. The HR told me that I would need to contact ...
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Is it legal for a an employer to require employees to undergo medical examinations

My contract has a clause The Company reserves the right to require you to undergo a medical examination at its request at any stage of absence due to sickness. The company will pay the cost of ...
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Why is Miller's case titled R (Miller)?

Why is Miller's case titled R (Miller)? R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union The meaning of R is Regina (Queen). This is confusing me. Wasn't the case brought by 'an ...
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Dealing with a Hacker

I run a small online entertainment business, recently a teenager has been hacking into our systems and causing numerous problems. After talking with him, and his refusal to cooperate, we have decided ...
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Legal status of spectrum analyzers in the United Kingdom

What is the legal status of spectrum analyzers in United Kingdom? Is it considered 'interception', despite only analyzing the magnitude of a frequency?
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Identity photographs under GDPR

Are identity photographs, of the form commonly used for things like a bus/rail pass or membership card considered to be "special category data" within the meaning of the UK's Data Protection Act 2018? ...
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Do I need to give a months notice to LL at the end of a six months contract?

Do I need to give a months notice to LL at the end of six months contract ? The landlord has not fulfilling some of the responsibilities they have, so is it necessary for me to give them notice of ...
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Poaching or not (England)?

An employee is leaving (not yet left) and at some point in the process of finding their new job mentioned other open roles to another employee who then applied for a role and also secured it. Can I ...
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Who funds the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC)?

Am I correct to guess that: only the foreign Commonwealth jurisdictions do? If so, how is payment determined? By case? the UK government and taxpayers don't? I know JCPC cases are persuasive, not ...
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Can police sent official request per email only (UK)?

Policeman (United Kingdom) sends email with official request to obtain some data to company email address, but doesn't sent the post (original paper version) to the company's postal address. Is that ...
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Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and taking payments without customer present

On September 14, 2019, a new regulation for authentication will be introduced in Europe. Known as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), this regulation will apply to online payments within the ...
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What are the earliest and latest times that vacuuming can be carried out at home?

In a recent dispute with my neighbour, who is adjoined to my semi-detached town house, I was told that I cannot legally use my vacuum cleaner between the hours of 8pm through 8am weekdays and 8pm ...
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Will the judgment from Old Bailey (Crown Court in the UK) 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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UK - Do I accrue holiday when on paid leave?

I recently received a letter from my employer's HR department telling me that they've given me too much paid leave and they would like the additional money back, however, we are disputing the actual ...
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Wet Ink Signatures

Recently I've been pondering something - when you see these videos on YouTube and various other sites of people arguing with debt collectors about warrants, one of the most common things they say is "...
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Is 'reading down' clause optional?

Specifically with regard to a UK/England employment contract. I am used to seeing clauses in contracts which state crudely that if one clause is found unreasonable, that clause alone will be struck ...
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Can an unfinished Integrated Master’s qualify for an H-1B? [closed]

I’m at the last year of an integrated Master’s degree in the UK. This means that if this was a normal degree, I would have earned a bachelor’s at the end of last year. Because it’s integrated, I ...
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Can an employer dictate when an employee can take annual leave?

My employer is trying enforce new rules about how we use our annual leave. Among other points they require the following are the ones of concern: 50% of annual leave must be booked (planned, bot ...
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Having a registered home address in the UK without living there

My situation is the follwing. I am a student in the UK and my girlfriend is a working professional. I am eligible for a "residential assistant" position at one of the university's student halls where ...
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Ex-housemate cancelling NHS appointments (United Kingdom)

For a year or so, my wife and I lived in a shared household with largely random people in the UK. We did not get on well with one individual, and after a year we chose to move out into our own place. ...