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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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Is intercepting WiFi signals legal in the United Kingdom?

I want to use a software called Wireshark and its intentions are to collect packets (segments of information) from the WiFi radio spectrum. However, the Regulation of Investigatory Act 2000 and ...
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Why doesn't London airport's Lost Baggage policy conflict with Theft by Finding or other UK law?

I lost a bag whilst going through security on a recent flight through Heathrow Airport in London, UK. Since getting home I've been online to try and track the item and have discovered that their ...
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Can 2 cars go at the same time at a stop sign?

The first car stops at the stops sign line and then pulls up to the edge of the road at an intersection. The second car stops at the stop sign line behind the first car. When the traffic is clear is ...
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Is it theft/fraud if one sends confidential info from their work laptop to their own personal web mail but there is no malicious intent? (UK/US)

Sender's intentions are non malicious, but the sender knows they are not supposed to send confidential info out of work laptop, and sender deleted some sent emails to cover up. Their intent is to do ...
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Fee for Subject Access Request to GCHQ, Data Protection Act 2018

When making a Subject Access Request to GCHQ I was told that I would have to pay a fee for this Request. The GDPR does not allow for such a fee, while the UK Data Protection Act does(Part 4 – Chapter ...
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Write Play based on translation

I am in the midst of writing a play based on the Persian poem Layla and Majnun by Nizami Ganjavi. To do this I plan to make use of quotes from an English translated version of the poem. Archive.org ...
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Should I stay schtum? [closed]

Without going into too much detail, my partner has made accusations against me to the police for which I am currently on bail while they investigate. I feel frustrated that his accusations are bogus ...
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Can a conspiracy involve unknown persons

Specifically in the UK, regarding a conspiracy to defraud, is it necessary for the persons making an agreement to actually know each other, or is it sufficient for one to make an offer to any 2nd ...
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GDPR - How quick to honour unsubscribe?

Does GDPR or any other UK law specify the timeframe for removing someone from a mailing list? In our case the mailing list must be created up to 10 days before an automated email send over the ...
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London - Final step of getting my deposit back

I have been living in a shared house in London at some point. When I left (more than a year ago), the landlord (an agency) told me he would pay me back my deposit shortly. As they still have not done ...
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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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Can an email to a 3rd party be admitted as an evidence in the court? (Family Law UK)

I am the applicant. Yesterday in the position statement of the respondent there was the following statement: “There is now produced and shown to me marked JS1 a true copy of his email to my friend ...
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Returning faulty item under long term UK warranty, but can't find accessory. What's my position?

Long story short, I bought an SD card for my phone. It has a 5 year warranty in the usual terms - replace with similar or better, or full refund, at their discretion. A couple of weeks ago it became ...
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What are the limits of a 'Humble Address/Motion of Return' from Westminster's House of Commons?

The British Attorney General is making the argument that it cannot be right that the Commons has the power to ask for any paper produced by the government. “Where does it end?” Can the Commons use ...
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Can women also go shirtless in public legally?

Do women have the same rights as men to walk on the beach or sidewalk topless where men are also walking bare-chested without being discriminated against? If a woman is arrested or asked to leave by ...
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What does the law say about the cloning of RFID tags?

In the UK, what does the law say regarding the legality of cloning RFID tags that you own, but did not generate? I'm particularly interested in cases like the Mifare Classic tags, where you may need ...
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Citizenship UK from permanent residenship

I just received my UK permanent residence as EU for the period from Nov 2010 to Dec 2015. Now to apply for UK citizenship I know you need to have the permanent residence for at least 1 year. Is that ...
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At what point is it breaking the law during an online scam

Generally speaking, at what point it becomes illegal to be pretending that you're a Microsoft tech support (or better yet a random tech support not affiliated with any well known company) OR pretend ...
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Private phone call recorded by company phone in UK

I work for a Company in the UK, and routinely recording conversations between customers and myself providing that they (the customer) give consent. A private phone call on my personal mobile phone ...
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UK consumer law - is Burger King allowed to charge for 'no ice' in a drink?

My parents had visited a Burger King where, given they have small appetites, both ordered junior meals. One had asked for 'no ice' in their Coke, as it's often seen as a classic way for restaurants to ...
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Which UK “Parliamentary Powers” were used to confiscate Facebook's documents?

There has been a story recently about Facebook having private documents forcibly taken on behalf of the UK Parliament. From the BBC article it is claimed that: "Rarely used parliamentary powers ...
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Mandatory Lunch in UK - Really?

My employer has recently said that I MUST take lunch, at 30 minutes minimum. Is there anything I can do to fight this without losing my job? They cite "burnout" as the reason. I smoke (please avoid ...
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Is the proposed Brexit agreement contrary to the Human Rights Act?

Is the proposed Brexit agreement contrary to the Human Rights Act? May's Brexit Deal as it is currently tabled, sees EU laws continue to apply in the UK, enforced by the Commission and Adjudicated by ...
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Could using a duress button be a crime?

Some phones have a duress button, e.g. pressing the power button rapidly five times will lock the device and disable less secure methods of unlocking it such as fingerprints and face unlock. Another ...
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What are my rights in videoing an encounter with a hostile person?

Scenario I asked a fellow dog-walker to prevent their dog from snapping at mine. They became very irate but I just walked away from the situation. I may have said "Please keep your dog under control ...
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Is exporting software with cryptographic functions legal in the United Kingdom?

IANAL (I am not a lawyer). I am a programmer and I want to make software with OpenSSL functions or even my own implementation of cryptographic algorithms, such as MD5. However, I am worried that I ...
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Marketing rights on contractor name

Let's say I have a consultancy software agreement with a company A. This company A now decides to add my name on some campaign to raise money. Do I have the right to ask them to remove my name from ...
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Is this information considered personal?

Imagine a UK-based company made an application to order food from restaurants. The company decided to share the following information with the restaurants to summarize orders made restaurant location ...
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Redistribution of system similar to the one commissioned (privately) by a client

The short: my company have been paid to develop a software system for a client. There are (sort of) similar systems on the market already, there is currently a lot of demand for it, I want to ...
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Is it possible to arrange remote attendance at Family Law court hearing in the UK?

It is possible to hire a barrister and be represented. Is it possible to hire a barrister and be represented and have a Skype / Hangouts / anything running during the court hearing? Previous ...
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Is it legal for an employer to implant chips in the body of employees?

It is being reported in the media that employers in the UK are planning to microchip employees. Can such a procedure be legal? A qualified medical professional would only be allowed to perform the ...
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What exactly does the law say about bias in court/does it cover unconscious biases?

If possible, what is the specific wording for the law(s) about bias in court, what are the repercussions for someone who is found guilty of bias in court, and do the laws extend to unconscious bias (i....
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What law forces cookie dialogs on websites?

The Web is now covered with poorly designed, intrusive and ineffective dialogs warning about cookies. Presumably this is as a result of an EU directive. Which UK law enacts this directive?
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Who owns an un-documented cellar/bunker? (UK Law)

A relative of mine purchased a house about 35 years ago. After a few years he discovered a bricked-up doorway leading to what was probably started as a WW2 bunker. It was abandoned and empty, and ...
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Addressing UK magistrate as “My Lord”

Is it legal to call a magistrate “My lord”?
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Must I pay rent to be considered a Lodger in the UK?

This question is inspired by How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend house for the National Insurance Number in UK and How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend ...
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Is a shop that prints your photos on cakes allowed to print photos including people wearing (licensed) brand t-shirts?

A large supermarket chain in the UK allows you to have photos printed on to cakes (they print it onto a layer of icing, then stick that on a cake). It's someone's special birthday and my wife took in ...
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Selling custom electronic projects online in the uk

(Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum) I am wanting to have a go at selling some of my projects (mostly lighting: epoxy, led strips) after doing a search, it sounds like there are a lot of ...
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What is required for a change in payment terms?

I've experienced a situation and I'm interested in the legal side of it, although not after specific legal advice. The situation is: A person holds an account with a company in the United Kingdom, ...
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What proportion of UK statutory instruments are passed using the negative resolution procedure?

I know that most EU directives are implemented via Statutory Instruments passed via the negative resolution procedure, but is this procedure commonly used for law with a UK origin?
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In UK legislation, what does “reasonable grounds to suspect” mean?

In the Customs and Excise Management Act of 1979, section 161 the language "if there are reasonable grounds to suspect" appears. Practically, where is the line drawn for "reasonable," and how ...
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Does Parliament ratify Statutory Instruments made through the negative resolution procedure?

Some UK laws are passed through the negative resolution procedure, whereby the draft is laid and then this automatically becomes law unless there is an objection from the House. Does this meet the ...
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The Highway Code and private land - parking and controlled parking zone (by private company)

I work in a company whose premises are located in a business park (6 buildings total, parking lots, access roads and main road connect them all). Unfortunately parking is at a premium here, so ...
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On what basis did the UK courts prevent the media from publishing stories on Philip Green's behaviour?

Allegations of various sorts of inappropriate behaviour were made by several employees of Philip Green. These claims were settled and the settlements included NDAs. There is no allegation that these ...
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Counting UK Statutory Instruments implemented annually enacting EU legislation?

Is there a convenient way of determining the number of UK Statutory Instruments implemented annually as a direct result of EU legislation? This page shows the totals, but I cannot see a way of ...
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If Statutory Instruments are used to enact Acts of Parliament, are their powers bounded?

If Statutory Instruments are (sometimes?/always?) used to enact Acts of Parliament, are their powers bounded to maintain democratic legitimacy? Are there any controls in place to avoid Statutory ...
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Are all statutory instruments in the UK subordinate to an Act of Parliament?

Are all statutory instruments in the United Kingdom subordinate to an Act passed by Parliament? If so, is the intention that the thrust of law is democratically accountable, but for expediency the ...
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Use of trademark in personal email alias

I've just signed up to a new service (company) using my usual practice of giving them a unique email address companyname@mydomain.com. I've just received an email stating: Thank you for ...
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UK Courts Question: What was the judges final decision that may be cited as precedent in these cases?

Sheriff Court at Kirkcaldy: David Boyack v The Royal Bank of Scotland ( this case was referred to in the "Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v. Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and ...
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Can I take my Appeal to Supreme Court in UK if my permission to appeal is refused [closed]

I am appealing a biased, wrong in law and in facts, a Judgement against me in a possession claim that was based on speculation and miss-representation of facts. the District Judge took exactly the ...