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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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GDPR liability for Web Designer

I am a web designer that works with a range of clients on a project basis. I complete a project and then offer my services at any hourly rate for any other work required in the future. Do I have a ...
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UK corporate law: Can I move my brand to another company?

I have a brand "ABC" and a company ABC Ltd. However I want to close ABC Ltd, open a new company XYZ Ltd, and have XYZ Ltd own the brand "ABC." Is this legally possible? What if ABC Ltd. has an ...
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Does one need to be FCA authorised to charge interest on a loan to a friend?

The FCA guidance largely focuses around businesses intending to provide credit; there is little in the way of information on what the stance is when a friend-to-friend loan is made that involves ...
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Is it illegal to use a proxy chain in the UK?

As you are all aware about the whole Facebook fiasco.... I am now wanting to be as anonymous as I can online, one method I found was to use a proxy chain. I am just wondering if it is legal in the UK ...
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If I opened a console and tore off warranty stickers does the UK Consumer Law of 2015 still apply?

I opened my console to take a look inside since it turns off by itself and had to tear off warranty stickers. Does this affects protections from the Consumer Law of 2015 in the United Kingdom?
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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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Uk concession 2008

Can someone explain to me about the 2008 protection for people who overstayed in the Uk before they had to be out by November of that year?
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Are there any generalised concenpts of “fair treatment” in UK law?

I have a complaint about the way I've been treated by a charitable body. In the fallout from some problems, they have chosen to respond to the financial concerns of a majority customer group, while ...
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Is there a UK equivalent to the USA's FERPA?

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) describes rights students have to their private records in the United States. Is there an equivalent for students in the United Kingdom?
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My employer moved me onto a new payroll. Do I need a new employment contract?

My boss has moved me onto the payroll for one of his other companies and I am trying to find out if I need a new employment contract. I was employed for a new start-up of his which did not work out ...
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Forged signature in DHL Invoice

My sister in India sent her dysfunctional iphone to me in the UK through DHL. She signed some paperwork and was charged Rs. 4300 for the transfer. She did not quote a value for the product nor did she ...
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Whose instructions should be followed in a dispute - majority shareholder vs company director? (UK)

Many years ago, Contractor Fred signed a general works contract with John Smith, owner and sole director of Small Company Ltd. The contact was agreed directly between Fred and John (as opposed to ...
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What would happen if a tenant's eviction notice got lost in the post, or the tenant claims to not have received it?

I was served 2 months notice to move out of a rental house recently by letter as the landlord wanted their house back. However, a few weeks later and having had no subsequent contact from the estate ...
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Questions about cryptography implementations

I would like to know if implementing a hash function (such as MD5, SHA1 or SHA256) is legal. Is it legal in the UK to implement a hash function and release it? (I know there's Regulation of ...
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Company has transferred team to another company, does this count as breaking contact?

Suppose a UK employee who works for company A, where Company A is owned by company B, and parent company B has created a new company, company C. Company A is now transferring all assets about the ...
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GPDR and remote working

I work as a software developer at a relatively small software company in the UK. My employer is very concerned about the new GPDR law coming into effect in May for the below reasons We currently have ...
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Legal Proceedings concerning one individual due as a defendant in two courts at the same time

A person is due to be a defendant in a court case in county 1, but they get arrested for another crime the night before their trial in county 2, meaning they are due in two court rooms at the same ...
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Is it legal to make an audio recording in a United Kingdom workplace with one party consent [duplicate]

My office it's very loud. I complained to my line manager and as a proof I have recorded a few seconds of this noisy environment. At the time of recording there were other colleagues in the room. My ...
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Renting in the United Kingdom, should I repair the storage box?

I am renting a house in the United Kingdom. The house has a storage box in the garden. A few months ago, there were strong winds and the lid of the box was, we presume blown open and one of the front ...
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Ending joint-tenancy agreement by sending registered mail to the landlord - was it done properly? [closed]

6th September sent the Special Delivery to the landlord: (courtesy of me - sent an email informing letting agent about the situation) Snippets from tenancy agreement Commencing on: 7 September ...
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Going to court after agreeing to multiple dispute resolutions

Dave and Bob co-found a company together and both sign a shareholders agreement.They then work together on the company full-time for a year. Dave is then accused by Bob of breaching the agreement by ...
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Dispute began under previous contract, new contract signed, which applies?

Here is a simple scenario to explain my question: A contract is signed in January, this contains non-competes and IP clauses. A dispute begins around the non-compete and IP clauses in February. ...
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Is less than 3 years a legally sufficient lifespan for a TV in the UK/EU?

I purchased an LG TV from Argos on 26/05/2015. Problems began around six months ago, with a dot surrounded by a circle flickering in a specific place on the backlight (not the pixels themselves, only ...
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What did Flybe actually do wrong?

Read an article recently regarding FlyBe, and their attempt to find out (from a list of unknown user data) who wanted to be contacted in the future with promotions, etc. They sent an email to this ...
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Does anyone know under which law can the British Home Secretary issue Laissez-passers

I remember reading that the British Home Secretary has 4 different subsections under which he can provide an individual with a laissez-passer. The last of the 4 read something along the lines "...
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If I’ve no WhatsApp account am I still a node on their social graph? And if so can I request to be deleted?

I have never used WhatsApp so I have never shared my phone’s contacts with them or consented to their terms. Many of my friends and family do use WhatsApp and they will all have me in thier contacts ...
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Privacy policy for a non profit emailing list?

I am have recently created a website, where users can supply their email to receive mock programming briefs, once a day, for 32 days. I would like to know what I need to include within a privacy ...
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Minority Shareholder Rights vs the Majority

Can a resolution be passed where holders of one share class (B, for example) can vote to make it possible that only class A's are diluted going forward? I believe this violates some aspect of company ...
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iPad hijacking at night

We are having issues with our neighbors. I play music from my iPad at night to help me sleep, using headphones, and my neighbor has been hijacking it and playing discordant sounds to wake me up in the ...
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What happens if I don't show up to the Court (DRA, Family Court, UK)?

The matter is listed for an adjourned DRA on _____ _____ 2018 10AM. The parties to attend at 9AM. DRA = Dispute Resolution Appointment I want to know what would happen if I don't show up for the ...
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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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Can copyrighted work be distributed for free if it was done so by the owner previously?

Once upon a time a UK music band put one of their songs on their website for free download. Time has passed, the website has changed drastically and the song is not available there anymore. Neither it ...
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What power does a tenant have when another tenant is smoking and partying in the property?

So my girlfriend is a university student in Northern Ireland and has been living in a shared house since September 2017. After a period of time her 2 housemates invited a guy around a few times and he ...
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Commercial “natural language processing” algorithm on TV shows

I am thinking of running an algorithm on TV shows which will output a written account of each show's contents. An example would be a written copy of the recipe used in a cooking show, which would be ...
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Is salary information confidential within the company?

In the UK, new employees will usually hand over a "form P45" to the new employer, which states how much income they had in the tax year so far, and how much income tax was paid. That is required so ...
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3 way mortgage, need judges decision to sorting out ownership

I bought house with partner (A) & friend (B). Partner (A) moved out after 1 year, (have document signing over their share to me) friend (B) lost job & moved out after 2 years. After 25 years ...
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Cash deposits and money laundering in the UK

The FCA(Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK requires banks to have "adequate policies and procedures sufficient to counter the risk that they might be used to further financial crime". There is ...
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Does the Consumer Rights Act 2015 apply to refunds?

My daughter signed a contract for 10 martial arts lessons. She paid the full amount, £300 up front. After 2 lessons she decided it wasn't for her and asked for a refund. The club pointed to the line ...
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Are forged signatures on company documents illegal?

Are forged signatures illegal on company documents even if they're forged by the director of the company? Example: I looked over some documents for a small company founded by three persons, I believe ...
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What are the criteria for being considered a British citizen by descent?

I am a British citizen who was under 18 when my father applied for naturalization in 1979. I (as well as my father) was then given citizenship when the naturalization came through in 1982. Am I a ...
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Is there an offence when you kill to prevent a murder?

Suppose Person A shoots and kills Person B, who was about to shoot to kill Person C, and Person C makes a statement to police to say that if Person A hadn’t intervened, there was no doubt they would ...
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Can an individual form a Party Wall agreement with themselves?

I own two adjoining properties (I wish). I intend to instruct a builder to carry out works (to designs by others) to one of them (which happens to be the one I inhabit), and which would ordinarily ...
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Is it legal to intercept 2.4Ghz communications (wifi 802.11) in the UK?

Is it legal to intercept radio communications in the 2.4Ghz band in the United Kingdom?
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UK law - what is the process of convicting a defendant of a lesser offence than the charge?

There is already an (unanswered) question on the site regarding this in US law, but I'm asking about UK law, so I felt it appropriate to ask again: Can a jury always convict on a lesser included ...
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What might be illegal about a company using deceptive phone calls to establish a contract and seeking payments under it?

I have recently been encountering an organisation whose mode of operation is to dupe members of venue staff into "agreeing" to have their venue advertised "online". Subsequently a bill arrives for ...
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UK: If brother acts as guarantor on mortgage, is he no longer classed as first time buyer?

If my brother acts as guarantor for my mortgage, but does not put his name on the house deeds, would he no longer be classed as a first-time-buyer? This is important because it makes a difference to ...
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How can I get past a ban on energy drinks at my school?

Whenever I enter my school I'm forbidden to drink energy drinks. I asked them why and they listed lots of reasons why I wasn't allowed. I asked "why is smoking not forbidden but something so simple ...
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UK: Can I give money to my brother instead of him paying income tax on a share of my rental income?

Let's say my brother acts as guarantor for my mortgage, so that I can buy a bigger house than before. He does not put his name on the house deeds, and he does not contribute to mortgage payments, I ...
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Why doesn't everyone in UK just pay with exempted gifts?

From what I've grasped from the gov.uk website, you can gift as much as you like to anyone without paying any tax, as long as you don't die in the next 7 years. So why doesn't everyone just gift ...
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What is Stamp Duty Land Tax used to fund?

According to the gov.uk website, UK residents need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax when they buy a property over a certain value. Where does this money go and what is it used to fund?