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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Need computer forensic case citation (urgent)

My mother is about to attend court over a car which was written off by a lorry. The CCTV video recording of the accident was mishandled, such as the storage SD card not being imaged, it was also ...
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Surveillance camera is pointed at the street

My neighbours have complained to me that the surveillance camera installed at the front of my house is also capturing areas outside my land title as defined in the registry. I haven't checked that but ...
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Is it legal to deny service if I do not provide address?

In the UK almost every business will ask for your postcode and house number. For instance, two of the larger real-estate agencies in London refused to register me in their systems unless full and ...
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How is it legal to sell soup as Oxtail Soup when it contains less that 1% of Oxtail?

Looking at the ingredients of my dinner, Oxtail Soup, I noticed that it actually only contains 1% Oxtail and contains 4 times as much beef. I'm wondering how the company can get away with calling ...
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iTunes account creation

Imagine a scenario where I am an artist selling my music on Apple's iTunes platform. Legally, would it be appropiate to create 200+ accounts on iTunes, add funds to it and purchase my own music to ...
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Can I use a loan for something other than what I said I'd use it for?

I'd like to purchase some grazing land. I'm half way there with the funds and thought of covering the remaining cost with a loan. This would be a personal loan from a UK bank and not secured against ...
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Terms of Self Defence in public place in UK (England)?

I have question about when self-defence applies and charges are not put on a person who was hit, in English Law, in two scenarios: Let's say John and Jane have a discussion which gets heated but no ...
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Challenging Legal Basis of Law

In broad general terms, under UK law, how would you begin constructing a defence that questions the validity of the law you are being charged under. For instance say I was a black American woman sat ...
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Why is 'did you read the review of it' inadmissible, but 'Has anyone else suggested that it advocates revolution' admissible?

Source: p 68, The Art of the Advocate (1993) by Richard Du Cann QC.   In the Laski case, after a prolonged cross-examination Hastings upon some carefully selected passages from Laski's ...
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At what stage in an English registry office ceremony do two people become legally married?

Is it after they've both said the vows and the registrar has pronounced them man and wife, or after the legal registry has been signed? Or some other time?
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Is “accusing one liable to offence” indirectly libel?

Suppose there are three people, A, B, and C. A and B has a personal dispute, all parties know each other, and on one day, B's private chat group was attacked and destroyed by an unknown person, whose ...
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Claiming to be a lawyer (UK)

On workplace.stackexchange.com, a question was asked where someone had worked for a company, the company apparently asked him to sign a contract that he would do additional work for them for free, ...
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How do the courts distribute the details of Injuctions and Super Injunctions to media agencies

There is a lot in the UK news recently about court Injunctions which prevent media reports, to protect the privacy of some party. There are also so called "Super Injunctions" where the media are not ...
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Drinking on a flight to the US

Here is the situation: A person age 19 flies to the US from the UK. In the UK the legal drinking age is 18 but in the US it is 21. So are you allowed to drink on the flight?
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what happens legally If my landlord lied verbally about a clause in the contract before signing it

Recently something happened that got me wondering about the legal implications of it. About a year an a half ago I moved to a flat in the UK. Of course there was a contract. There is a clause in the ...
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Is it possible to sell a debt that has been ruled by a court

In the UK, say Mr. Jones has a bad tenant and in getting him evicted racks up costs of £50,000. If the court rules in favour of Mr. Jones that the bad tenant owes him £50,000, is it possible to sell ...
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Is it an offense to attack someone with a toy water pistol?

If someone started yelling and swearing at you on the bus can you pull a water gum and spray water in their face? or maybe do it with a bottle of water. Would you get arrested for that?
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If prostitution is legal in the UK then why do people get arrested for talking to prostitutes in the street?

There is some kind of non-official red corner close to Paddington station in London, people get arrested all the times there for talking to undercover prostitutes who are actually police officers. ...
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Deposits repayments UK

Simply put, on what grounds can a company refuse to repay a deposit? What criteria give them the right to do so? I had an incident where a company refused to repay my deposit, with reasons I was not ...
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What is the legal limit of alcohol concentration in a person's sweat?

What is the legal limit of alcohol in the sweat of a person, so that it is deemed illegal for him to drive? Im more concerned about the legal limit in the UK, but any other country is also appreciated....
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How can sexual assault on a minor not result in jail time in the UK?

In a related story, I read that a British convicted paedophile who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight year old girl a few years ago, was then only sentenced to "community order." (...
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if person A reserved a car, but person B buy the car, can person A take back the car? If so, what can person B do?

The title explain basically everything. What can person B can do if person A take back the car ? Thanks
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Illegal worker definition

A visitor to the UK stays with a UK citizen, offers cleaning services in exchange for room & board. Would a work visa be required for this? Thank you
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Acts passed in the UK affecting criminal justice under Blair

What is the best repository for researching acts that were passed in the UK under a certain government that affected a specific area of legislature? Is it necessary to trawl through all acts passed ...
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Resident tenants fined for parking in residents' parking area

A magement company owns a block of flats and the surrounding plot of land. Flat "owners"/leaseholders take out a mortgage to lease the flats for a number of years. They sublet to tenants (with ...
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Rental Agent claiming an admin fee from 2 years ago

(Context Details: UK, renting in London. Agent is Foxtons.) I've just left a rental property after 3 years there. The landlord has authorised the full return of the deposit, but the rental agency has ...
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In English Law, official guidance can state “minor” matters exempt from a statutory requirement — but on what authority?

I just noticed an oddity in some legal guidance published by the UK Government. The Party Wall Act states that certain works are covered by its requirements, including the requirement to give notice. ...
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Is it legal for a Canadian airline to alter the price of a multi-flight booking after the initial payment and confirmation?

Suppose a customer in the UK books multiple flights with a Canadian airline via telephone. Say the flights include: - Flights from the UK to Canada - Flights from the USA to Canada - Flights from ...
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Has risk been transferred to the consumer?

I have a question about the passing of risk in the Consumer Rights Act 2015, in the context of the Consumer Contracts Regulations. If I order something addressed to myself, but at the address of my ...
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UK solicitors as sole executors of a will: any brake on their time and fees?

Somewhere in England: John is the only child of the widow Jane and sole beneficiary of her will. According to her wishes he was living in her house and managing her affairs while she was sick. When ...
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Does promissory estoppel or estoppel by convention apply to this situation?

Suppose party A has some legal right L. A and party B are in negotiations. B wants to do an action, C, which would entail some risk of loss, but if B is successful, both A and B will acquire a benefit ...
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Can charities be granted patents on medicine?

Can a charity patent a medicine that it invents?
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What are the laws on using a company's logo in journalistic coverage?

We have a non-commercial (academic) blog, and are writing a post about a commercial company. The post is not especially flattering, for context. Can we use the company's logo to illustrate the ...
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Can an prospective employer ask for information about your previous salary and base their offer on that?

Can a public-sector employer ask for information about a prospective employee's previous salary? Can they base their offer to the employee on that information? Can the offer be below the advertised ...
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When submitting coursework to a university does the author retain copyright?

Does the author of university coursework retain copyright to it after submission?
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Are nootropics illegal in the UK from April 2016?

According to new Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, the UK's government announced that new legalisation bans all substances deemed as “psychoactive” drugs excluding controlled drugs such as caffeine, ...
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Where can I find UK law on the way through Parliament (with effect before it has gone through)?

(Slightly different to this question: Where can I find actual UK law paragraphs?) Basically, where can I find such details about laws that are "in-flight", more specifically laws that are on the way ...
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Who owns the trash?

Let's say I invented a machine which turns trash into money. Can I legally: Take the trash from a trash deposit container outside my neighbor's house, without asking permission? Go to the landfill, ...
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If an employer overpays salary, how long do they have to take action to be rectify the mistake?

The BBC reported that army helicopter pilots were over paid, and that the Ministry of Defence is aiming to recoup the over payments. What surprised me is the length of time between over payment and ...
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Is it illegal to aggregate and publish publically available personal information?

Is it against the law to aggregate and publish legally gathered, publically available information such as: Social media usernames Real names Date of Birth City/Country Screenshots of posts/comments ...
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Where can I find actual UK law paragraphs?

In case I want to try to check plain English interpretations of the law against the actual law.
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UK Immigration - is it legal to work remotely from UK as a dependent of a spouse holding a Student Visa [closed]

My wife and I are US citizens. My wife has been accepted to study abroad as an undergraduate for 1 school year (September'16 - May'17) in London, UK under PBS Tier 4 Student Visa. I intend to travel ...
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Should the HR department suggest legal firms after I've been made redundant?

I have been made redundant from a big investment bank in London. Being not a native of the UK I am new to the process and have nobody to ask advice from. HR told me that I would need to contact ...
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Can a council absolve themselves of responsibility for actions on their property?

Having moved into a brand new property a year ago, we have been plagued by a noise nuisance from the city council owned car park across the road from us (I hate to be the person that moves to a place ...
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Is a new EPC required for a residential property sale or can one from the EPC Registry be used?

In the UK an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for the sale of a residential property. I have 3 questions about these: 1) Is it correct that these have a 10 year validity? 2) Would a ...
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Can a family member's personal property be repossessed for debts? (UK)

If I live in a house owned by someone in debt, can a repo man repossess my personal property -- e.g., my computers? I live with a person who does not have a good credit history, so I constantly get ...
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Does manually crossing out terms in a printed and signed contract actually change the contract?

Let's say that a typed contract is handed to someone (a new tenant, potential employee, potential customer etc.), and they (the tenant/employee/customer) cross out clauses with a pen. Lets say that ...
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Does a cafe proprietor have a duty to look after an item of lost property?

This involves the UK. I went to the park with my grandson and his friend to play football. We had quite an expensive, high quality size 4 football. After playing around for a while we went to the park ...
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Is it illegal to mention the name of an illegal website in a message/email in the UK?

Just out of curiosity: is it illegal to mention the name of an illegal website via a private messaging service on a website? Assuming just the name of the website is mentioned and no links or any ...
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How do I look up the trial experience of a lawyer?

I want to review the trial experience of a particular plaintiff lawyer in Ontario. Where can I get this information? . . . no answer Then how does one look up a lawyer's trial record in other ...

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