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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Can I be held liable for accidental damage to my company laptop?

I have resigned from the company I am an employee at and I am currently serving my notice period. To minimise distractions to other employees, my manager has asked me to work from home for the ...
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Secondary property extent

I'm in the UK and the OS paperwork showing boundaries of my house details both a primary and secondary property extent. The primary property extent is the expected boundary of my house. The secondary ...
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Contradiction in UK law respect to PCR tests

In the regulations updated on November 30th, Scotland emits a document which explains some rules for entering the country, named regulation 14, from which I copy an extract: (9) The requirements of ...
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How can the UK government fine itself?

In this news story the UK government has been fined £500,000 but who is doing the fining? Is the government fining itself?
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Is a contract null and void if one party acts outside of the terms? [closed]

I am based in the United Kingdom. Acting as a business, I have negotiated a contract with a service supplier (waste management). The initial instruction was to have apparatus delivered by the supplier ...
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Legal requirement to publish land sale prices?

Is it a legal requirement in the UK to publish purchase prices for land (not property) or can this be omitted from such a public register on commercially sensitive grounds?
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Why can the UK's Competition and Markets Authority tell Facebook to sell Giphy?

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) tells Facebook owner to sell GIF library Giphy. But since Facebook (now Meta) is an American company, what authority does the UK have to tell Facebook ...
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Can junk mail from the Royal Mail be classed as fly tipping?

Despite a no junk mail sign, unsurprisingly I still get it though the door. I decided to take a stand for the fun of it and called Dominoes Pizza head office to complain. I asked them to stop fly ...
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Is it legal to record streaming video for time shifting?

In the UK there is an explicit exception to copyright for the purpose of time shifting: Details of the exceptions to copyright that allow limited use of copyright works without the permission of the ...
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Algorithm generated fines

In the UK, there was recently a case in the press about a driver that was issued a fine for driving in a bus lane. The photograph the Local Authority supplied as "evidence" was of someone ...
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Am I still considered to have entered into a contract if I don't receive the other party's acceptance?

I sent a purchase order via email to a company to supply and invoice for around £200 worth of equipment on behalf of the organisation I volunteer for. I did not get a response after a few days, so ...
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Joint Enterprise and Witness Intimidation in UK

(For MOOT case). An accused burglar is currently in an ongoing criminal trial. The accused burglar tells his friend details about the person who accused them. The friend, after hearing about the ...
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Who owns the software created by a dissolved startup company?

A theoretical company existed which used to be registered in the United Kingdom and has since been dissolved. The company was a SaaS(Software as a service) company. The code was written by Person A, ...
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Depositing Crypto Assets to Receive Interest Bearing Tokens is a Taxable Event?

I have certain amount of ADA tokens bought years ago. I've never sold hence never created a taxable event. I would like to lend my ADA tokens so to increase the interest I make on them. Liqwid is an ...
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Avoid Capital Gain Tax Selling Borrowed Tokens

I live in UK, but wouldn't mind to get responses related to any jurisdiction. better explain with an example: I buy 180Tokens at $0.10 price. 1 year later I still have those 180Tokens. I freeze ...
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Are there any special requirements for UK employer for processing its employees data in another country?

Some background to this question. I'm asking as an employee wondering if a company that hired me can keep my details anywhere in the world, if I have any say in that and to see what special ...
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Is it legal to dismiss an employee for resigning?

Let's say I work as an employee at a company, and have a contract that states I must give a minimum of 1 month's notice in writing to resign. In trying to be fair to my employer, and to give them ...
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Overseas Divorce in UK: Clarification regarding reading the rules

This is an excerpt from a Home Office document. I am confused regarding how this should be read. Should all of the following conditions be filled or fullfilling any one is enough? If a full talaq ...
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In the UK can someone be fired for job hunting

In the UK: Assuming that no job hunting or application has been done during work hours, can I be fired for openly job hunting out of hours? What if I advertise my availability on a site like LinkedIn?
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Do I need to worry about inheriting Polish debt from a family member when based in the UK?

Apparently, under Polish law you inherit debt, however, you can choose not to accept the inheritance. "Polish inheritance law follows the rule of general succession which means that heirs are ...
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UK privacy lawsuit against Google

The UK Supreme Court has blocked a class action lawsuit against Google which demanded £750 per person for a few million individuals. The suit was bought over the stealthy collection of the web ...
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Is it legal to obscure the address on V5C(W) (logbook)?

A family member has just purchased a car from an entity that was purporting to be a car dealer, and the V5C(W) (part of the document that defines the registered keeper) with which they were provided ...
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In UK law, are cladding product manufacturers and property developers, civilly liable for dangerously combustible cladding products? If not, why not?

The UK cladding scandal is a well known problem. Essentially it sounds like manufacturers either knew/should have known of product fire risks (or at least in some cases they knew/known about them over ...
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Is citizenship a requirement to become a prosecutor/ judge in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand?

As I am currently pursuing a law degree in International and European law, I was looking at job opportunities in English-speaking countries. I know the basic (technical/ academic) requirements to ...
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"free" bundled items warranty in England

Hypothetical: A UK company advertises a service and promises a free gift for new subscribers. I enter the service contract with the company as a private individual and get the "free" gift. ...
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Bought a product online. Store sent me something different stating original product should not have been listed online

UK store has sales of selected products every so often. My wife and I have tried for a few years to purchase a reusable advent calendar in store as they become available however have never succeeded ...
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Renting flat while it's not ready

I recently moved to a new flat in the London area in UK. During the viewing I was told everything would be ready by the time I move in. When I moved in I had the following issues: The flat was ...
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Driving a car without an MOT

Consider the following scenario: "Aisha" is the registered keeper of a car she bought on credit. "Benin" has had control of the car for the last 2 years following his divorce from ...
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Outside IR35 Public sector - Recruitment agency asking for NI Number on ltd company compliance form

I've successfully landed a role in the public sector. I was told by the agency it is outside IR35. I've been sent a lot of documents to complete. Amongst them is a Ltd company compliance form. This ...
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Born in Northern Ireland, children born in Scotland, are they entitled to Irish citizenship?

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1983 and lived there until an adult when I moved to Scotland. I am a UK citizen. I understand that I am entitled to Irish citizenship. However, less clear is whether ...
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Legal provisions to delay a repair and buy time to access free legal counsel

An uninsured student cyclist collides with a company van, damaging it. The company owner is minded to allow his insurer to seek damages from the student, but agrees with the student that the student ...
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What constitutes a "proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim" in the Equality Act?

Recently, an amendment was made to The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2021, which requires particular venues to check that their customers are fully vaccinated, ...
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In Civil Procedural Pre-Action Protocol, are there time limits for the complainant to send further replies following an initial letter and response?

Let us suppose that a business A aggrieves an individual party B, and B has a limitation period of 3 years to bring forth a civil legal action. Within 10 months, they send a letter-before-claim ...
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Why do solicitor advice procedure regulations require collection of landlord details at client intake when solicitors advise on tenancy issues?

I've been informed by a law firm that they are required by national regulations of the solicitors' authority to collect a landlord's name and address (not the address of the property in question, but ...
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Any cases in UK that the student is partly refunded with the student housing payments for not able to obtain a visa or other reasons like COVID?

Scenario: A student signed a contract with a Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in London, with the term starting Dec 2020. The student was not able to obtain the tier 4 visa on time. The ...
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What is the source for calling the panel in the JCPC 'the Board'?

For a long continuous line of case law, the panel deciding a case (or rendering advice to Her Majesty as to how to dispose of the case, technically) in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has ...
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Uk law: appoint decision maker for child after death

My partner and I are looking into options for appointing her sister as the primary decision maker in the unlikely event that we both die while our son is still young. We feel her sister would be the ...
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Does a purchase and refund count as a "significant transaction" for HMRC and Companies House?

Consider the following hypothetical scenario. Company A incorporates in the UK on day D. Company A makes a purchase to present a product at a trade show and gauge market interest. It attends the show, ...
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Why isn't Medical Malpractice covered exclusively by Contract Law? Why does Medical Malpractice involve Tort Law?

Correct me if I am wrong to distinguish between medical emergencies and non-emergencies. But here I'll focus on NON EMERGENCIES here Undeniably, physicians can refuse patients with good reasons — &...
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Can the police enter a property?

Suppose that Police officers came to the home address of a person A, looking for a person B who does not reside at our address. Suppose B is the adult child of A. Can they still enter the premises to ...
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Why did Lord Devlin bring up "the doctor accepted half a guinea for his trouble"? Don't NHS doctors receive consideration, even if patients don't pay?

In saying "the doctor accepted half a guinea for his trouble", Lord Devlin is giving an example of contractual consideration for the private doctor. Correct? I'm not British. If I ...
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UK house purchase lawyer not answering timeline/status questions

In the process on buying a property and apparently there is a mistake in the lease document and it has to be amended. Also I asked several time if there are other things to do in order to close the ...
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Who adjudicates whether a Bill contains "any provision to extend the maximum duration of Parliament beyond five years" as per the Parliament Act 1911?

The Parliament Act 1911 (in the UK) gives the House of Lords different levels of power over a bill that has been passed by the House of Commons, depending into which of three categories the bill falls:...
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Options when contracted services being performed without reasonable care or skill

In England, under the 2015 Consumer Rights Act, services have to be performed with reasonable care and skill. So what is a good, but legal, course of action when it becomes apparent during the supply ...
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When does a threat become a crime?

This question is prompted by two cases: Richard Barnard was charged with conspiracy to blackmail after saying he would go on a hunger strike against LaSalle Investment Management, the company from ...
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Can a lawyer charge me before providing advice

Context: I am employed in the UK. Back in mid-July, I was prospecting for a lawyer to advise me on a new contract my employer wanted me to sign. One of the solicitors who replied to my email asked ...
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What rights and responsibilities exist with respect to mobile phone use and arrest?

It is in the news today that Wayne Couzens made an unlawful arrest of Sarah Everard in the process of her murder. If one found oneself in a situation where this was a possibility an obvious solution ...
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How long can someone sleep over at someone else's rented accommodation?

In Scotland, how long can a person legally sleep in another person's flat without being a tenant? I expect that spending one night at a friend's is totally permissible, but being allowed to live there ...
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UK closed investment company for stocks

I am going to set up a closed investment company mainly for stocks (and eventually property) investments. Now, let's say I will invest in stocks and I will not cash out in the first tax year period, ...
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If a firm sponsors your GDL and LPC, and you then leave before doing the training contract, do you have to pay them back? (UK)

More or less all in the title. Presumably this might vary a bit between firms but I'm looking for an overview of what is the case in (a) magic circle firms and (b) other UK firms that offer ...

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