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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Youtube and copyright on music composition

I posted a video to YouTube featuring a violin performance by my son. It was an original performance, recorded by me and using equipment owned by me. Later I found that ads were appearing on the video ...
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When is “reasonable” not implied in a contract?

Note: The question is related to UK law, but I'm also curious if there's a "more general" rule here. Somewhat related to my other question, the answer provided states that it's implicit in every ...
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Is there something legally stronger than a pardon that does not constitute an admission of guilt?

According to the Wikipedia page on pardons: In some jurisdictions, accepting such a pardon implicitly constitutes an admission of guilt (see Burdick v. United States in the United States), so in ...
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Is there a legal definition of “viewing a property” (in the UK)?

Some background: we're moving out of our apartment soon and the agency has requested to conduct a viewing for a prospective tenant when we're not at home, using the spare key in their possession. We ...
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Probate: Larke vs Nugus statement

When contesting a will in UK law a "larke vs nugus" letter may be sent to a solicitor holding the will to request they provide evidence relating to the how the will was drafted. See for example: ...
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Signing Under Duress in school?

I am a minor in a UK public school. I was told I had to write a statement about a rule I broke in school and sign it. I missed out a piece of information, and they told me I had to write about that ...
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If “peppercorn” rent is not collected, can a tenant claim legal ownership of property? (UK)

I live in a property which has a garage attached which is rented to a neighbour, these are on a peppercorn rent of £1 per year. Now with a peppercorn rent I've read various descriptions which some ...
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How can Subway's and my local pizzeria legally use imperial-only units to sell their goods?

UK and EU law state that products sold in the UK must be advertised in metric units (Wikipedia). However, Subway's sells sandwiches that are "footlong" or "six inches", and at least two pizzeras I ...
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UK - Can my (hostile) landlord's (hostile) agents enter my flat to conduct viewings without my explicit permission?

A little background I'm a student renting (short hold) a studio apartment from a private landlord through an estate agent. The term of the contract ends in September of this year. I've had multiple ...
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Accessing Internet Connected Devices with Default Credentials

In a world of ever increasing numbers of internet connected devices people are having more and more of their appliances exposed to the outside world: cameras, fridges, thermostats etc. Many of these ...
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Would it be legal for bookmakers to take bets on someone being assassinated?

Background: My colleague just told me that he reckons Donald Trump's presidency is most likely to end in assassination. My first thought was: "Why not put money on it then?"; my second thought was "...
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I couldn't move in right away, can I claim my deposit back?

I have got an issue in a tenancy agreement in the UK. On Jan 8th I visited an apartment. The agent told me the tenant's notice runs till Jan 31 but he said he would leave earlier. I have accepted to ...
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Is there a legal requirement in the UK to receive physical post?

I recently was unable to receive post in the UK (due to a broken post box in a post room) and as a result did not read legal document I should have received. While I understand the legal requirement ...
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Placed on 24 hour shift under National Minimum Wage (UK)

A friend of mine works in a care home for young adults with severe learning difficulties. These people need 24-hour care. She is paid approximately £7 per hour. She has today been placed on a rota ...
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Is there a risk of getting flagged as an extremist if someone opposes “fundamental British values” in Britain?

Independent.co.uk: Indeed, they risk falling foul of the government’s definition of extremism, which covers not only committed jihadis, but also anyone who vocally or actively opposes “fundamental ...
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Gaining possession of adjoining building (garages)

There is a building that takes up a quarter of my garden that I would like to gain possession of. The building in question is a a double door garage that opens up in to the back streets. I know that ...
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How to prepare for an interview under caution?

My wife and I have been asked to attend an "interview under caution" by Lambeth Council (a local authority in London) regarding our daughter's lack of school attendance (both her GP and a child ...
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Charging VAT on reselling foreign Wordpress Plugin?

We are a VAT registered web design company in the UK and we're offering a Wordpress website to a new client which will include a third party plugin purchased from a US website. My question is; when ...
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Legality of lawyer retaining monies won in settlement?

In 2015 I employed a "no win no fee" law firm to fight a claim for compensation for damages from the employer of someone who was convicted and jailed. I signed a Conditional Fee Agreement, and I have ...
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Employment contract prohibiting salary discussion in the UK?

I work for a company in the UK and my employment contract states that I must not discuss my salary with colleagues. I know that this is illegal in the USA but cant find any information about in the UK ...
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Would anything prevent a mortgage fixed to a property, portable between people in the UK?

Normally UK mortgages are fixed to a person, but portable/transferable between properties. Disregarding the 80+% of flats which are leasehold with no share of the freehold, is there anything in law ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

I have sold TV on ebay and then used https://www.parcel2go.com for shipping, I choose to add insurance for 250 GBP. Today I got a claim opened on ebay that TV was damaged there is obvious damage to ...
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Is a doctor liable in the stated circumstances?

Consider the situation where a doctor knows that his patient is a carrier of a genetic disorder and she is going to act as an egg donor. Is the doctor liable to the egg recipient for failing to warn ...
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Letter of notice for seizure of car in UK

I have 2 friends in the UK. Friend A has a valid driving license, Car, Mot and insurance Friend B has no driving license Friend A let friend B drive his car whilst friend A sat in the passenger ...
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Is it legal to cross the channel in a private rowing boat or sailing boat?

To go to France, you have to show your passport. I don't know how exactly that works if you swim across... but in any case, if you can (physically) swim across, then rowing or sailing across must be (...
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What are the alleged perpetrators convicted of after being caught by a paedophile hunter?

Paedophile hunting seems to be on the rise (see e.g.: Paedophile hunters: Should police be working with vigilantes?, BBC News, 9 December 2016), and I'm surprised that it seems to lead to convictions (...
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How does the selection process for jury duty work?

I've recently received a jury summons and since this is all very new to me I've spoken to a number of people I know, it turns out no one I've spoken to has ever been summoned, leading me to believe it'...
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Is it legal to send web requests on behalf of an app user in the UK?

I wish to create an app which will order taxis from all available cab companies in the area and will cancel the other orders when at least one of the taxis is en route. At the moment I am doing this ...
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Refusal to terminate tenancy with months notice

I am renting property in UK and today tried to give my months notice, however letting agency refused to accept it claiming that they can only accept it on 25th - day when agreement started, and that ...
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What would happen to a minor who was blackmailed into robbing a bank and killing a man?

An episode of Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 3, Shut Up and Dance, presents what seems like an interesting legal scenario, at least to me (NAL). A kid's computer gets a virus. Let's say he's 16. ...
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In the Allied movie, was the order to the officer to kill spying wife a legal fact or fiction?

In the World War II era film Allied (Paramount Pictures, 2016), Canadian RAF airman Max Vatan (played by Brad Pitt) is informed by his superiors that the British military code requires him to quickly ...
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What is the legality in the UK of a minor transporting alchohol?

We are discussing in work a colleague who will be 18 in February, the work just gave alcohol to all Adult staff and so it was asked, could colleague A (who is 17) transport the alcohol he could have ...
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Under English law, what limitations apply to arbitration of civil disputes?

Under U.S. law, almost all kinds of disputes between people who have contractual relationships with each other can be subject to binding arbitration with no appeal right or class action rights through ...
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In English civil trial practice when does a barrister become involved?

In U.S. civil trial practice, the same legal professional, an attorney, or firm of legal professionals, usually handles a case from first client contact through trial and often appeals (if any) as ...
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Will I have to pay taxes on any gambling winnings earned in other countries (UK), if I bring the money back to the US?

I was wondering about this because I don't want to get in trouble when it comes to taxes. I live in the United States, in New York.
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Is the owner of a property liable for injuries sustained by an intruder? (UK)

I have heard that the owner of a property may be liable for injuries sustained by an intruder. I am referring to cases in which injuries were not inflicted willfully by the owner (e.g. in self-defence)...
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When am I infringing on a trademark?

I'm going to release an open source project, let's call it ABC. My project is a piece of software that is non-commercial. However, ABC already exists as a trademark for an existing company. My ...
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Vicarious liability for a negligent act of a child

Is there any specific law about vicarious liability of parents for child's negligent acts? What is the name of applicable laws?
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Notifying to leave a job during Christmas season in UK

I am working in one of UK companies as an employee. I have one and half week holiday during Christmas period, it includes bank holidays and my personal holidays. My notification period is one week as ...
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Whose is the ownership of a device bought by one party and reimbursed by another?

I came across a situation recently which left me wondering what the legal outcome was. It's a little academic, since it'll never actually come to pass, but I'd be interested in hearing the legal ...
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Can a company disallow taking annual leave during a notice period?

I have just resigned from my current company and I briefly mentioned I have unused annual leave left to take. They have told me, it is company policy to pay leaving employees for unused annual leave, ...
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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

The United Kingdom has opted to leave the European Union, this may make travelling and visiting my holiday home abroad more difficult, or even stop me from working abroad in the future. My mother is ...
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Does my neighbour have to return my football? [duplicate]

I kicked a football into my neighbour's back garden. Is my neighbour legally obliged to return it? If not, what restrictions govern his use of the football?
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Differences in assault

This morning, on Law Stack exchange there was an item by someone which included the following comment: A police officer detains you by issuing a command of some sort. For example, "Stop, stay ...
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How is handpicked.org able to republish and link other people's images? (UK)

I'm curious about this UK site - handpicked.org - which republishes images from from social media accounts and other online sources. The pics are linked to the source, but don't carry a full ...
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What are my legal risks if I break a non-competition agreement with my current employer? (UK)

My contract says I cannot work for a competitor of my current employer upon termination of the contract and six months thereafter. There are no remedies mentioned in the contract. I work in a small ...
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Can I sell antique guns within the UK to UK residents - while being resident in the USA?

Context I am a British citizen and for a little while have been collecting antique (section 58) firearms in the UK. I will shortly be marrying my American fiancée and emigrating to the USA to do so, ...
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What is “reasonable wear” (4 years and 4 months) when comes to deposit return for the property?

I was renting a flat for 4 years and 4 months. I'm registered with http://www.depositprotection.com/ In accordance with your tenancy agreement some of these works are deemed to be rechargeable. ...
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Part 36 offer forms, sent to whom?

When a defendant is making a Part 36 offer (using form N242A) to whom are they (or their solicitor) required to send the form to? The Claimant only, the Court only, or both?
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What is the UK legal position of an “Executive Summary”

I heard today (from my manager, who says he was told it by a lawyer friend) that "Executive Summary" has a specific UK legal definition, backed up by case law. The claim is that if a report ...

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