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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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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Neighbour Flooding UK [closed]

My neighbour is flooding me what can I do?
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Ignored By Police/Council - UK

Is any of this allowed? Who should I be contacting to report all this? My neighbour repeatedly intereferes/damages, throws things at my property. He was found guilty in court for 2 counts, however ...
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Under the new IR35 guidelines.. what if I don't have a contract at all?

Say i go into work every day and am essentially an employee. But as I was found through a friend of the boss, there was never a contract. I just get paid into my company and draw dividends from it. ...
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Institution can access my email (inbox/sent items/etc) and edit it?

First of all, I have thoroughly read the answers to the following questions and none of them answer my queries: Can Google Chrome read/scan my ProtonMail inbox page? Can my IT department read my ...
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Would an online cryptocurrency lottery run by a UK business be constrained to lottery gambling laws in the United Kingdom?

The example UK business wants to run a weekly cryptocurrency lottery, in which cryptocurrency is initially exchanged for tickets, and the prize is cryptocurrency. Participants would not purchase the ...
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Meaning of numbers in UK Parliament Sessional Papers

I have a (scan of) an 1858 volume of papers drawn from Sessional Papers of the British Parliament. These appear to be Command Papers, which, according to various sources, were numbered [1] to [4222] ...
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Payed a company to draw a picture

I purchased a drawing to be commissioned by a company who is mainly based in Asia and the Uk, but they have artists that work for them all over the world. This was on November 1st 2019, they sent me ...
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Law regarding associations around the world

In Sweden there is something called law of association/association law (associationsrätt). An association (that is the word used in Swedish too) in this context is any cooperation between people. It ...
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Rape video on phone

This question is for England-and-Wales only and relates to criminal Law. If the police were to search a suspect's phone, although I doubt it makes any difference as to whatever the device is, what ...
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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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Double Jeopardy with grooming

I was reading an article about a paedophile in Scotland that abused teenagers in the UK but also the USA through the internet. Here is a link to the news story Independent article Given that some of ...
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Are there taxes associated with shipping a secondhand iPhone from the US to the UK?

If I buy a secondhand iPhone in the U.S., have it sent to a friend in North Carolina, and that friend then forwards it to me in the UK: Should I owe any taxes on such an importation?
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Does Marcus J Ball have a realistic case against the Judges?

Since the extensive lying in the Brexit Referendum Marcus J Ball has been trying to prosecute Boris Johnson for the offense of Misconduct in Public Office. The case was initially successful, however ...
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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 my landlord / building management reject pets?

We asked our agent if he we could have a mature, well trained cat in the apartment that we rent. We know the cat already and he is fully litter trained and does not scratch ect. He rejected by saying ...
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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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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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Warranty discrepancy: Advice for claiming computer repair warranty [closed]

just looking for some advice re: a computer repair replacement in the UK. I purchased a battery replacement for my MacBook Air on the 20th of January 2019 with a company called iSmash. This is now ...
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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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Does Australia have the same rules regarding succession to the throne as the United Kingdom?

It was pointed out 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 always ...
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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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Why did a landlord buy a tenant's leasehold interest in the landlord's property?

Pls ELI5. The Landlord (Hughes) unmistakably owns the property leased to the lessee (Metropolitan Railway Co). Thus why did a Landlord buy the lessee's leasehold interest in the landlord's own ...
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Can I put two cases together in Small Claims Court

I was an apprentice and my employer has broken the contractual agreement I signed by not allowing me to train or study within the working week. My placement was supposed to be 4-days work, 1-day study/...
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Why do buses not require passengers to wear seatbelts?

Lately I have been wondering why in the UK public buses do not require that the passengers wear a seat belt? In-fact, in the UK it's my understanding that no public buses actually have seat belts. I ...
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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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Cross examination ethics

Due to an ongoing case, I was wondering the following. Can any complaint be made if a barrister suggests something plainly absurd (e.g. the witness made it up when there is CCTV evidence) and also ...
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Are there any cases where the witness has answered the cross-examiner to highlight what he is attempting,and what are the potential consequences

Often a cross-examiner will make suggestions that are almost certainly not believed by the cross-examiner himself. I am sure that there have been belligerent witnesses who have thrown abuse, but have ...
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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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Pregnant spouse slipped abortion pills unknowingly. What would the legal ramifications be?

Suppose a partner to a pregnant woman gave her an abortion pill which successfully aborted the pregnancy. Suppose that this was done in a non-violent way, unbeknownst to the woman. One could argue ...
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Is it legal to enter school from my garden?

My back garden is back to back with my children's school.The fence belongs to me and there is no fence from the school at this side. My question is if it is legal for me to enter the school from my ...
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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 against the law to takes photographs inside of ballot papers in the UK?

It being election day in the UK, there's plenty of memes doing the rounds about various aspects (and myths and misinformation) about voting on social media. One that has raised its head again is the ...
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What is UK Citizenship status of two persons born between 2000 and 2006?

I have two children both born in the UK between 2 October 2000 and 29 April 2006. I, their father, am a British citizen, their mother was a US citizen and we were not married. Between the birth of ...
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Publishing an old journal with possibly offensive content

I am in the process of transcribing my Grandfathers journal from Mesopotamia in 1920-22. In it he uses mildly derogatory terms regarding local population which would undoubtedly not be used today. ...
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Is it illegal to NOT store logs within the UK? (VPN related)

Introduction: I co-run a VPN company. I have a few legal questions since our service has a strict NO-LOG policy enforced. Question: In the UK, it is illegal to store sensitive and private customer ...
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How to prevent assets in a will from being passed to a person suffering from incurable dementia?

Triggered by this question, a similar one. How can I write a will such that if a beneficiary is suffering from senile dementia at the time I die, they are passed elsewhere? The situation may well ...
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Missed flight, can we take the airline to court to claim money to rebook remaining flights?

A couple of weeks ago me and my partner went on holiday. We had booked with Thai Airways and had a multi-part ticket. London -> Bangkok, Bangkok -> Tokyo, Osaka -> London (via Bangkok) On the day of ...
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Does parental leave count towards extinguishing a debt to the employer?

My partner has recently been on a training course (paid for by the company, a substantial amount of money) with the caveat that she'll have to repay it (entirely or just part of it) if she leaves the ...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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Can I refer to another contract in a contract?

Should state that I am in the United Kingdom (England specifically if that makes a difference). I have a contract I want to make for a web design job and I have created a contract that lays out the ...
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Consumer rights after broken firmware update?

In the UK (and all over the EU) as a consumer, I have strong protection if I buy a product and it was faulty when it was purchased. Even if the fault was not visible, for example if the product lasts ...
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UK Single person council tax discount when owning joint property

We own a joint property in the UK, and are full taxpayers of all taxes including standard rate council tax band for the region. But my partner will be going abroad for a significant amount of time (6 ...
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Do I have to send one of those emails after updating my privacy policy for GDPR?

We’re all getting them: “We’ve updated our privacy policy” emails from companies left, right, and centre. But are organisations required to send them? Or are they sending them because everyone else is?...
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Can a company make an ethical commitment to customers that survives even when it's sold?

TL;DR: Suppose a company has made a specific ethical commitment to its customers. When selling that company, is it possible for the seller to prevent the buyer from reneging on or dropping that ...
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Performing music in public

I am a musician. I want to perform music. How do I do this without being sued into oblivion? I am particularly interested in UK law. As I understand it, a specific sound recording (of anything) is ...
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A UK scammer frauded money from US victim

Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer?
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Cleaner leaving defamatory messages on fridge - is this a crime?

Come across a situation with a friend of mine which I'm not sure is actually illegal or just really bad practice, they live in university accommodation and while all residents are out one of the staff/...
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What is the legality behind landlords throwing away tenants belongings UK?

Me and my housemates have started having issues with our landlords, where they will dispose of any utensils left on the kitchen worktop or in cupboards without being cleaned. Before moving into the ...
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Volenti non fit injuria in English Law

An interesting situation had just happened to me and made me think about a potential line of defence in case of troubles. From the beginning: my neighbour asked if I could let him jump from my ...