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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How it is with a right to solicitor after arrest and in custody?

I would like to find out how it is with a right to solicitor after arrest and in custody? I demanded a lawyer but I was not allowed to meet him personally and actions were continued and I was forced ...
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Claiming Gift Aid on conference my non-profit is organising

My unincorporated, HMRC tax-exempt UK non-profit is working on organising a conference in the next year. For the conference, we are charging a fee for each attendee, but reinvesting all money from the ...
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Is it legal for me to prototype simulated gambling software in England?

I am a programmer in England, and am potentially interested in one day working to open a licensed online casino. I have several ideas about products I would like to work on, but am a bit confused as ...
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Prevent family overriding organ donation wishes

In the UK, the NHS generally allows families of the deceased to override their expressed wishes to donate their organs. Is there any legal mechanism whereby a person could prevent this from happening ...
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In the UK what does “during your employment” mean

I just got a contract of employment for a new job and it has a clause that starts like this: all Intellectual Property generated by you during your employment will be owned by the Group. When it ...
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Dismissal versus redundancy from a consulting / outsourcing role

A family member works for a large consulting / outsourcing company and has been permanently employed by them for many years, working for multiple different clients over this time. When one client ...
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What are some cases / journals / books about withholding favourable evidence from the defence

I have access to westlaw and lexislibrary but cannot find any relevant cases to the police or prosecution not sharing expert evidence from the defence at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated, ...
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Is There Any Alleviating Defence in Intoxication While Driving

Considering this hypothetical scenario: A voluntarily intoxicated man (e.g. driving home from a bar) causes an accident which results in the death of the other driver. Under UK law is there any ...
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Antisocial behaviour and direct threats from youths on a bus

Recently I encountered two young boys on the bus who were shouting and swearing at random passengers constantly - literally turning and screaming at them "hey, F YOU, you are shit, the F you are ...
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What to do if complaint is submitted as feedback

As it stands the UK definition of a complaint is currently: We treat as a complaint any expression of dissatisfaction with our service which calls for a response Now as far as I'm aware you have ...
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Right of way, UK case law

I am not a law professional, but before approaching a lawyer I would like to learn a bit about UK case law on right of way through neighbours' properties. The facts: in the deeds of the property ...
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Is it legal for my mum to share the household's browsing history with an external company without my consent?

Background Information My mum uses lots of different websites for surveys, watching videos and other ways of generating a little bit of cash. However, she uses a particular service to share the ...
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Charged for Contract Renewal without Notice of Fees

Due to changes in UK law, landlords are now only allowed to hold a maximum of 5 weeks' rent. When I inquired as to how the excess would be returned to me, I was told it wouldn't be until I quit my ...
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What are 'estates of the House of Commons and the House of Lords'?

Pls see green under-line below. I know what the House of Commons and House of Lords are, but I don't grasp "estates". What happens if I delete "estates of the"? Colin Faragher. Public Law ...
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How to find what arguments were used in a case?

Is there a public record of the arguments used in court cases? There is a news story in the UK at the moment about the Post Office prosecuting sub-postmasters for fraud, where it was the post office ...
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Is it fraudulent to run two similar companies for splitting out debt?

I started a reconstruction project about 2 years ago. I signed a contract with a building firm, let's say A, including a reconstruction plan of about one year. One year and 9 months later the ...
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Why judge 'wrong to find that Art 3 created a procedural obligation to investigate whether there was a risk of a breach by the receiving state'?

I don't grasp the emboldened sentence. Pls see the question in title. How does investigating "whether there was a risk of a breach by the receiving state" differ from "whether such a risk actually ...
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If I want to work in UK, do I need a Visa?

Now that Brexit happened, if someone from the EU wants to work in UK, do they need a Visa, Permit, or anything similar?
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Does GDPR include UK customers, or not anymore?

Now that Brexit happened, does GDPR include UK customers, or not anymore?
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Is UK still in the EEA?

Now that Brexit happened, is UK still in the EEA?
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Can I travel for holidays to UK with my National ID card (which has never been a problem), or now I need a passport? Even before 2021?

Now that Brexit happened, can someone from the EU travel for holidays to UK with their National ID card (which has never been a problem), or now they need a passport? Even before 2021?
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Where is the £60 fine for school absence legislated?

In the UK there is apparently a £60 fine per child "per absence" (not sure if this is per day or per contiguous block of days) for taking them out of school. Where is this fine legislated? The only ...
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Is a forced marriage which was performed abroad recognized in the United Kingdom?

My girlfriend is from the United Kingdom. A few months ago she was forced to marry another person and the entire thing was done in Pakistan. Will the marriage be recognized in the United Kingdom?
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Why are “over-the-air” TV channels considered more important to regulate compared to cable and satellite TV?

I've always heard this legal talk about "over-the-air" television. That is, TV channels that you get into your TV through having a once-ordinary (not sure people still have such things at all) antenna,...
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Should there be a tenancy contract even if I don't intend to charge rent?

I have a very close friend and we've agreed that she will move into the spare bedroom of my flat - viewed as her being an equal resident with me in a shared accommodation, not as a lodger in my spare ...
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Will people under 16 in the UK be able to use WhatsApp when we leaves the EU?

In the WhatsApp Terms of Service (and yes, I generally read a service's TOS before signing up) it states that "If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use ...
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Indefinite leave to remain. Working abroad

I read that a person may lose ILR by leaving the United Kingdom for more than two years. Does this apply also to an employee who continued to pay taxes in the UK, continued to work by a British ...
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Can I hide my face from facial recognition and be fined for it?

I've been reading about the up and coming use of facial recognition by London's Metropolitian police service. I am aware there is no law against using facial recognition, but I am asking if there is ...
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Signed off job as a freelancer, now wants more work

This is my first question on the Law Stack Exchange so hopefully this is the right place for it. To play out the scenario this is what's happened.. I used to work for a company that need the odd job ...
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Is it legal to keep a small amount of cash I found on the street?

I found a £5 note on the street tucked under some leaves a few months ago while walking a route I regularly walked. There was nobody around and there are no shops near to where I found the note for me ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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