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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Is EU treaty law supreme over domestic legislation?

European Union law is supreme over domestic legislation. So European Union regulations and directives take precedence over domestic legislation. But does this also mean the law contained within EU ...
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What is the super-Wednesbury standard of reasonableness?

A brief Oxford law dictionary entry on Wednesbury unreasonableness mentions that recent cases indicate that the standard of unreasonableness may be applied with varying degrees of stringency. In ...
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What is the intention of the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797?

When looking at the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797, I cannot determine what it was designed to accomplish. It seems to me to be one of the following: To grant powers to the monarch Due to the ...
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Rights of UK police home visit, no warrant

Police turned up at the door the other day and were unfortunately let in by my very distressed mother before I got to the door (I would have checked warrant, ID etc through door first). My brother and ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Encryption key disclosure laws?

The UK's Investigatory Powers Act 2000 can force suspects to decrypt encrypted data or face two years in prison. What happens if an individual's private encryption key is managed by someone else ...
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Personal protection or Schutzhund dogs (UK Law)

I’ve reading on personal protection dogs or Schutzhund dogs and a lot of people and trainers seem to disagree with how or where a dog should bite in protection work. I was wondering what would ...
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What are the laws on showing another company's logo in my book on branding?

I am writing a book on best practice branding for entrepreneurs and want to demonstrate my points using well-known (as well as our own client) logos. The logos will be used for illustrative, ...
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Find Litigation involving a specific Company in the UK

I am researching cases of litigation against company Interactive Brokers in the UK. Is there a way to conveniently browse via internet existing court cases using such filters?
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Does parental leave count towards extinguishing a debt to the employer?

My partner has recently been on a training course (paid for by the company, a substantial amount of money) with the caveat that she'll have to repay it (entirely or just part of it) if she leaves the ...
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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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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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Disability discrimination - channels and asymmetry

So, I was recently experiencing a situation where I couldn't seem to get a satisfactory experience using an organization's on-line customer service channel. The only alternative presented to me at ...
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Case law, statutory law, the UK and the European Union

I have been told that "statutory law" is a "blunt instrument" (presumably due to the cost of change?) and that the UK legal system has developed a system whereby a more flexible "case law" is used to ...
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Must I pay rent to be considered a Lodger in the UK?

This question is inspired by How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend house for the National Insurance Number in UK and How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend ...
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Is making my co-tenants sign a contract to pay their share of the bills helpful in court?

I share a house with three other people, and as I was the first to move in, I had to sign up for some of the bills with my name. However, some of my co-tenants are rather slow and unwilling to pay ...
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Do we need to show ID when we return items to the shop?

I was asked to show my ID when returning the item which I bought from their online shop. I brought it in to one of their shop in London to have my refund, however, they told me the card I used for the ...
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Two concurrent contracts, both “Entire Agreements”

I have been offered a new job with a startup company. The main contract covers terms of remuneration, start date, confidentiality, etc, and asserts that it is the "entire agreement", which seems ...
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Does the UK have a legal precedent for “inherence” with refunding digital goods (& associated contracts)?

For example, if one were to purchase a digitally distributed video game, then a year or two later purchase DLC (or other content reliant on the game to be used), if a refund was obtained on the ...
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(UK)Freelance work on a student visa

I know that a Tier 4 General Student Visa has limits, up to 20 hours of work per week, no self-employment, no filling in for full-time staff, no statutory position, so that jobs are not taken away ...
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AddEstablishing an easement in UK

How does one establish an easement for parking in the UK? It's an area the size of 5 cars opposite my house where I've regularly parked (not everyday in the week but at least one day per week) over ...
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Do accelerators or incubators help to getting visa?

If I have a MVP(Minimum viable Product = creating a prototype of a tech invention or idea) that I like to find an investor or create a startup around it in UK/Germany/US/Canada, applying for ...
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Forged signature in DHL Invoice

My sister in India sent her dysfunctional iphone to me in the UK through DHL. She signed some paperwork and was charged Rs. 4300 for the transfer. She did not quote a value for the product nor did she ...
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GPDR and remote working

I work as a software developer at a relatively small software company in the UK. My employer is very concerned about the new GPDR law coming into effect in May for the below reasons We currently have ...
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What are the criteria for being considered a British citizen by descent?

I am a British citizen who was under 18 when my father applied for naturalization in 1979. I (as well as my father) was then given citizenship when the naturalization came through in 1982. Am I a ...
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Who is accountable for underage drinking when the alcohol is easily accessed by the public? (United Kingdom)

I live in the UK. A group of teenagers are able to access large quantities of alcohol from an unsecured area (out in the open) at the rear of a small shopping complex. Are there any UK regulations ...
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Is it possible to sue a UK based company from the US regarding debt collection?

I have a US-based LLC. The LLC is a service oriented company as opposed to product oriented. And all work is performed in the US. A UK-based client is delinquent in payments. The amount in dispute is ...
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Conveyancer sent details of different property

While buying our first house I noted that the solicitor we're using for our conveyancing wasn't fantastic, such as sending us a completion bill which didnt take into account the fact that we'd already ...
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Can a shortened name be used in legal documents in the UK?

Suppose a person in the United Kingdom has a name in their birth certificate and passport, with a contraction of this name being common. Can this person use the contracted form (e.g. Chris instead of ...
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What constitutes gross misconduct for teachers in the UK?

I recently heard of a story where an employee at a primary school in England was put on paid suspension. The reason given for this suspension was that she attended a peaceful demonstration against ...
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Data Protection - Data removal request

A UK-based recruitment website focusing specifically on the technology industry has somehow obtained a copy of LinkedIn's public profile database and are hosting it on their own website as if it were ...
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If a good samaritan was partially impared but still the most capable of providing aid does he risk legal reprecussion in doing it?

This is inspired by the answer to this question: Is there a legal risk in giving emergency first aid? Lets say that an emergency happens and someone is physically injured and needs immediate medical ...
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Is it illegal to set up a pretend speed camera or speed camera sign?

This story about someone using a hairdrier as a fake speed camera made me think. It's illegal to damage a speed camera. It's illegal to put up an unofficial sign warning about speed cameras, or flash ...
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Is it illegal in the UK for a supermarket to not disclose all the ingredients in meat produce?

E.g. if a supermarket was selling chicken which contained traces of pork and they did not list it on the ingredients would that be illegal? (Not referring to allergens just ingredients in general). ...
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Can the council make you cut down trees on your property?

There is an ongoing dispute between a property I own and the council, they claim that some 20ft conifer trees that are on my property is preventing light and causing dampness in their property, also ...
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Bank accounts after leaving UK

I wonder what should I do with my bank accounts after leaving the UK. Is it legal or illegal if you still you account in the UK when you are living outside EU now - and if you are not an EU citizen ...
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Bathroom Lighting in the UK: Is British Standard BS 7671 a required LAW

I've looked high and low on Google to find out if its law within the UK that bathroom lights or fittings are required to use IP44 rating or above. The only bits of information looks like a regulation ...
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Can I design or remix a model in SketchUp Make and legally share it via Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory or similar?

SketchUp Make is licensed for non-commercial work only. This includes the output from the software. Trimble Navigation Limited and/or its affiliates ("Trimble") gives you a personal, worldwide,...
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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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Is it legal for a company to update someone's credit file after six years since the account closed?

Is it legal for a company to update someone's credit file after six years since the account closed? I know that "The Limitation Act 1980" has restriction on many areas, but I couldn't fine any ...
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Creating an client for a closed API

I'm a developer from the UK and considering writing a client library for a closed API. It will require me to reverse engineer the protocol. I have not been given permission to do so. Do I need to ...
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What are the conditions under which personal data can be sold in the UK?

Say that a business has a list of customers' names, telephone numbers, email addresses and job titles. This business would like to sell this data to another business, with the aim of the new business ...
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Acknowledgement of alleged fact term in house deeds (UK)

Consider house deeds which contain a clause of the form the owner acknowledges that [matter related to nearby but non-adjoining land] has [legal status] and that the owner believes the statement ...
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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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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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My school have monitored my emails - I sent a distasteful email. Can I get in trouble?

I live in the UK. I recently sent an email to a group of my friends (only close friends) about an incident that has happened recently at my school through the school email (which operates through ...
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Article 9, ECHR question

Just doing some reading on human rights law, particularly article 9 and the case of R(on the application of Playfoot) v Millais School Governing Body (2007). I wanted to know if a specific ...
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OEM Legislation

As an OEM, is it legal to use branded motherboards, such as ASUS in our own enclosures. I am aware that the other parts get used by major computer makers such as HP. However they usually make their ...
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Are UK accounting laws compatible with South African accounting laws?

My mother is in South Africa. She has British Passport and would like to return to the UK. At present, she is a bookkeeper in South Africa but as I understand it, different countries have different ...
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Do you need a gambling licence to create a website where you stake virtual items?

In the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive you have virtual items (skins) which have a community market value in most cases, in other cases it has a perceived value outside the market (if the item ...