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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inhumane changing condiions

In the school that I go to, we are occasionally (around 10 times a year) having to suffer inhumane changing conditions. There are 4 average sized groups and half the changing room is covered by desks ...
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Am I bound by “this letter is confidential” boilerplate?

In a lawsuit in the UK small claims court I've been sent an offer by the defendant's solicitor. I want to communicate this information to others who have the same claim. However at the bottom of the ...
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Is it legal to invite applicants to interview on the basis of sex?

A company advertises positions and receives far more applications from members of one sex than from the other. The company wants to interview the same number of people from each sex. It chooses the ...
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What happens to a company's negative value property if it is liquidated?

What happens to annoying burdensome assets during a company's liquidation? Perhaps a company owns a mine filled with deadly arsenic trioxide waiting to break out into the environment, or something ...
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Parking fine when pass wasn't issued

The management company for the block of flats that I live in changed parking companies at the end of the last year. The old pass expired on the 13th December but no new pass was issued. Everyone else ...
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Does Australia have the same rules regarding succession to the throne as the United Kingdom?

It was pointed out to me that the Queen of the United Kingdom is also the Head of State in Australia (and other commonwealth countries), but she has the separate title of The Queen of Australia. I ...
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Disability discrimination - channels and asymmetry

So, I was recently experiencing a situation where I couldn't seem to get a satisfactory experience using an organization's on-line customer service channel. The only alternative presented to me at ...
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Position statement claiming that something is evidence

In the family law proceedings I'm dealing with the following sentence written by the solicitors of the respondent: "This Statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I make it known ...
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Defendant retains solicitors a long way away and asks for hearing near them

I'm pursuing a claim for about £100 against a company in the UK courts. Both sides agree that this should be allocated to the Small Claims track. I'm on the south coast, the defendant is based in ...
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Can a defendent travel overseas if served with a claim/summons to UK civil court?

If i have am served a claim form by the claimant, can I travel overseas? Also, if I am overseas and receive the claim form whilst overseas, can I ignore it if I am not a citizen of the country which ...
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Unauthorised Use of Discount Code

TL;DR Can a retailer back out of their own Terms and Conditions because I used a discount code that I did not have explicit authorisation to use? Full Details I found a discount code online for a ...
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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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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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Is making a home music server legal?

I am planning to make a Local-Area-Network personal music server program. The idea is that the program lets you host your music so you can stream it from any of your devices on your local network (...
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Data Scraping public athlete name and performance data. Does this need to be treated as personal data?

Consider the following data for amateur/professional athletes: Athlete name, Athletic event + best performance data e.g.: Joe Bloggs 5k 19:00 10k 40:00 Half Marathon 85:00 other events etc... and ...
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Landlord renting parking space he doesn't own - UK

My girlfriend and I are renting a flat, it includes two parking spaces on a private communal car park. we've been renting this for over two years. the rent itself is higher then other places we looked ...
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What are the regulations regarding position statements?

"By 4pm on 7 August 2018 both parties must send a written statement to each other" Everyone knows what is expected and what to do. Other Court orders are not so specific, they only mention a ...
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Can a litigant in person prepare the bundle?

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_27a Responsibility for the preparation of the bundle 3.1 A bundle for the use of the court at the ...
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Where is the legal responsibility to maximise shareholder value stated in UK company law?

I can not find where in the model articles for UK companies it says the responsibility of the directors is to maximise shareholder value. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/model-articles-for-...
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How startups are able not to pay minimum salaries to their employees?

Is it legal not to pay employees a salary (even not a minimum) and only incentivise them with an equity reward? Do I, as the owner of the company, have to pay a salary for myself?
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Can I take a second job at a potential customer of my first job?

4 months ago I quit my job to found a small startup (A) aimed at solving a niche problem only a few companies (including my old one) experience. I reached out to one potential customer (B) to invite ...
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Is it legal to unlock artificially limited hardware yourself?

Some companies sell hardware that is limited by some means, so that they can charge for upgrades. For example some Tesla cars have batteries with some capacity unavailable to the user unless they pay ...
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Does the UK have HOAs? (homeowner associations / Stratas /Syndic)

I'm looking to move to the UK in 6 months and purchase a flat, but I'm wondering if the UK has also HOAs like the USA? In the USA they are pure hell and want to know if I'll have to deal with them ...
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Can we identify the main source of new law in the UK?

IIUC the primary sources of law in the UK are: statute (acts of Parliament) delegated legislation (statutory instruments) case law EU law But can we pick one of those as being the main source of new ...
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What to do if ex changes child school without my consent? (UK)

If one parent changes their child's school without the others consent (both have Parental Responsibility), what can the other parent do to cancel that? The current school's new vacancy might be ...
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Dispute unpaid debt of a deceased family member

My elderly relative died in December 2018. Her gardener has now (January 2019) sent us an itemised invoice. The items begin in March 2018 and end in November (my relative last left the house in ...
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Am I allowed to reverse engineer/decompile a computer program?

I would like to gather information about how something works from a computer program and use it in my own. However, there is a software licence that forbids it. Except as and only to the extent ...
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How to split Rent-a-Room scheme tax exemptions with joint owners

My brother and I bought a house together. I own 60% and he owns 40% (this is on the deeds). I live in the house and he does not. I have two lodgers living with me, who pay rent. Typically one is ...
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Tied into 2 year contract with incompetent accountant (UK)

I'm 7 months into my first Software contract and setup a limited company before hand. I chose a local accountant based on recommedation and am now regretting doing so as communication is very poor (...
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Non Disclosure Agreement

I was contacted by an employer by phone. He said that he had found my CV online and liked it very much. He told about his idea ( a software program) and said that he is setting up a team, though there ...
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Hypothetical code leak frame up - how to defend?

I imagined the following scenario, where how to mount a defence for the lowest cost (without settlement, in order to clear one's name) wasn't clear to me: The hypothetical case Vocal code critic ...
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Can the owner of an open social media account be held accountable for attached comments made by others?

An "open" social media account can be viewed by anybody. I understand that the laws of the UK and other countries too extend to social media and users of such platforms can be prosecuted for posts ...