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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Car Insurance insisting I pay for the remainder of the year after a no fault crash

A couple of months ago I was in a no fault accident that wrote my car off, I contacted my insurance company and told them about the accident. I was assured that as long as it wasn't my fault my no ...
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Can sexting as a minor be prosecuted as an adult?

I'm currently studying computer-related crimes/forensics, and have an interesting mock case that is posing some challenges for me. The defendant is a 19 year-old who was involved with 'sexting' when ...
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How best to extend UK Partner Visa from U.S.?

I have a UK partner Visa that is expiring on June 13, 2019. I am a U.S. citizen currently living in NYC. My partner is British and we have a 2.5 year old son. What is the best (easiest and most cost ...
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UK Small Claim procedure limit exceeding with VAT

My understanding about UK small claim procedure is that- limit is £10K. (as Ltd company contractor)For some unpaid work notice pay which end client initially proposed to pay, but in reality didn't pay ...
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UK leasehold house - Can I challenge a no pets clause?

I'm planning to buy a leasehold house (not a flat) in the UK. The lease has an unambiguous no pets clause. I have a dog. The house is part of an apartment complex but has its own entrance separate ...
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Are Credit-Card fraud refunds legally obligated, or good customer service?

Supoposing my CC is stolen, I would expect that all purchase on that card after the theft, but before its cancellation would get refunded to me. Obviously the nature of that refund is going to depend ...
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Is this request for formal resignation right/fair?

I'm in a more-than-two-year fixed-contract job in the UK, ending in a few months (employee/employer type of contract). I just received an email stating: For the record, I need to advise that there ...
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Registering a model of an existing item as a protected design in UK

The UK maintains a database of "registered designs", and by registering your design here (in my basic understanding) this affords some degree of legal protection against others copying your design, ...
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In the English law, how is a conflict of interest between an extradition request and a criminal conviction solved?

This question was motivated by Julian Assange's famous case, but it is a more general question. As it is known, he currently has a conviction of 50 weeks prison term for bail jumping. Thus, England ...
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How does bigamy affect a UK Spouse Visa?

I am a British citizen. I sponsored my 'husband' for a spouse visa but found out he's already married in the USA. His legal wife notified Home Office. I knew he was in a relationship but not that he ...
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Is lying to get “gardening leave” fraud?

A group of my friends was celebrating one of our group securing a new job, and he was complaining about having to continue working at his old job for his 3 month notice period, we started discussing ...
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Can a company use a picture of me taken at an event in promotional materials?

I attended an open day with a company where people interested in applying for jobs could attend, speak to other employees and have a tour of their facilities. Around the building were posted signs ...
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Can I sue Lloyd's Bank on grounds of religious discrimination?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lloyds-bank-removes-overdraft-fee-from-islamic-accounts-9291932.html Does a bank have the right to disadvantage clients (overdraft charges) purely on ...
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Can I obtain British/Swedish citizenship via grandparents?

Grandfather was Swedish, grandmother was British. They moved to Canada and got married in Canada and had my Dad. They divorced and grandmother moved back to UK. Unfortunately my own deceased parents ...
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Can I record phone conversations with my Landlord without notifying them? (UK Law)

I need to start recording phone calls with my Landlord - must I notify them before doing so? If I must notify them - could I include it in a letter that I send them, that I will record all phone ...
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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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Can one be prosecuted for sexting a minor overseas?

Let's say a person(18yo) exchanges nudes with a 17yo (not a crime where I live) who is living in Britain where it would be a crime. Could the UK arrest and prosecute the person?
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UK: Returning damaged items without option for free replacement?

I live outside of the UK, not a UK citizen or resident (I am also not a resident of the European Union), but I bought several items in the online store of a large UK department store chain. The ...
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Is it legal to import a whip to England for use as decoration?

I would like to know if it is legal to import a whip to England, for use as decoration. According to a UK Government Webpage Offensive weapons which are designed to kill or inflict serious injury ...
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What would be Julian Assange's expected punishment, on the current English criminal law?

Currently, the only charges form the British side against him are, that he avoided the criminal procedure (he was, on the British law, a fugitive) by his "visit" on the Ecuadorian Embassy. Meanwhile, ...
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Who decides the priority of extradition requests in the UK

Related to What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case? Julian Assange has been arrested and convicted for failure to appear in court. The USA has requested his extradition to face ...
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IELTS for Tier 2 General visa

I want to apply for "Tier2 General" visa for the UK. According to the embassy's website, I need to prove my English skills. They need IELTS in level B1. There are 2type of IELTS exam: IELTS UKVI ...
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What is the priority of potential extraditions in Assange case?

Julian Assange has been arrested by the Metropolitan police for jumping bail and also pertaining to an extradition request from the US. Also the lawyer for one of the alleged victims of sexual ...
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Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his client confesses crime he has commited?

Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his or her client confesses to a crime he or she has committed? I looked everywhere, can't find this answer.
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Duty of care dilemma when reporting Web vulnerabilities to both Stakeholders and Web Service owner

Ok, I am going to ask this question with an Analogy. A Locksmith is walking in the street and comes across a door. The door seems to be well secured to a normal user and is actually a door to safe ...
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How to prove someone sent a letter?

The discussion around how to prove you sent a letter, or someone received it, has already been discussed to death on the internet. But I can't find anything for the other way round; how to prove ...
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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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Do I need to share a (consented) recording of a conversation [closed]

I recorded a meeting, which all parties (2 people from one company and myself) were aware of and agreed to. The conversation that was recorded contains some controversial remarks made by the other ...
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Is it legal for me to use a PO Box as the registered address for a Limited company?

I've been wondering what the legality of using a PO box as a registered address for a limited company is. I've done some research and the Royal Mail site seems to imply that it is legal for me to use ...
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UK - NHSP refuse to pay for mandatory training

Background NHSP (NHS Professionals) is a job agency which offers zero-hours contracts for NHS workers. In many trusts, this is the only way to be employed without having a fixed contract. I am a ...
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Commissioning work: Who owns the rights in this scenario?

My Colleague is currently in debate with someone they previously worked with last year in collaboration, under who owns the rights to the items in the following scenario. The scenario is: A group of ...
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Is it legal or acceptable to use a photo of my ID, instead of my actual ID?

I'm in the process of trying to get rid of my wallet - all of my bank and reward cards are on my phone, so I can use Google Pay for my purchases and points. I have two cards left, my bank card (which ...
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Who pays if a pedestrian knocks me off my motorbike?

I live in UK and it seems that for most pedestrians and cyclists road signs are just a decoration. I often had pedestrians dash through red lights, even if I have engaged the crossing. Being on a ...
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Salesman text me from his personal phone

I recently went to a garage to ask about different cars and offers, the salesman took some details; phone and email, when leaving I said to him I would be in touch if I wanted to proceed. He called me ...
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Is it legal for a an employer to require employees to undergo medical examinations

My contract has a clause The Company reserves the right to require you to undergo a medical examination at its request at any stage of absence due to sickness. The company will pay the cost of ...
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Why is Miller's case titled R (Miller)?

Why is Miller's case titled R (Miller)? R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union The meaning of R is Regina (Queen). This is confusing me. Wasn't the case brought by 'an ...
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Legal status of spectrum analyzers in the United Kingdom

What is the legal status of spectrum analyzers in United Kingdom? Is it considered 'interception', despite only analyzing the magnitude of a frequency?
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Do I need to give a months notice to LL at the end of a six months contract?

Do I need to give a months notice to LL at the end of six months contract ? The landlord has not fulfilling some of the responsibilities they have, so is it necessary for me to give them notice of ...
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Poaching or not (England)?

An employee is leaving (not yet left) and at some point in the process of finding their new job mentioned other open roles to another employee who then applied for a role and also secured it. Can I ...
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Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and taking payments without customer present

On September 14, 2019, a new regulation for authentication will be introduced in Europe. Known as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), this regulation will apply to online payments within the ...
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Identity photographs under GDPR

Are identity photographs, of the form commonly used for things like a bus/rail pass or membership card considered to be "special category data" within the meaning of the UK's Data Protection Act 2018? ...
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What are the earliest and latest times that vacuuming can be carried out at home?

In a recent dispute with my neighbour, who is adjoined to my semi-detached town house, I was told that I cannot legally use my vacuum cleaner between the hours of 8pm through 8am weekdays and 8pm ...
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UK - Do I accrue holiday when on paid leave?

I recently received a letter from my employer's HR department telling me that they've given me too much paid leave and they would like the additional money back, however, we are disputing the actual ...
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Will the judgment from Old Bailey (Crown Court in the UK) be made available to the public?

I've found an interesting piece of news: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/09/man-charged-with-leeds-terror-offences-appears-in-court The charges allege that Golaszewski was found with ...
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Wet Ink Signatures

Recently I've been pondering something - when you see these videos on YouTube and various other sites of people arguing with debt collectors about warrants, one of the most common things they say is "...
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Is 'reading down' clause optional?

Specifically with regard to a UK/England employment contract. I am used to seeing clauses in contracts which state crudely that if one clause is found unreasonable, that clause alone will be struck ...
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Can an unfinished Integrated Master’s qualify for an H-1B? [closed]

I’m at the last year of an integrated Master’s degree in the UK. This means that if this was a normal degree, I would have earned a bachelor’s at the end of last year. Because it’s integrated, I ...
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Having a registered home address in the UK without living there

My situation is the follwing. I am a student in the UK and my girlfriend is a working professional. I am eligible for a "residential assistant" position at one of the university's student halls where ...
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Inhumane changing condiions

In the school that I go to, we are occasionally (around 10 times a year) having to suffer inhumane changing conditions. There are 4 average sized groups and half the changing room is covered by desks ...
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Am I bound by “this letter is confidential” boilerplate?

In a lawsuit in the UK small claims court I've been sent an offer by the defendant's solicitor. I want to communicate this information to others who have the same claim. However at the bottom of the ...