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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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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 ...
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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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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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Under English law, if someone's lawyer sends you a letter “not for publication” is it a tort to publish it?

If in the English jurisdiction a lawyer instructed by another party sends you a letter marked "not for publication", are you committing a tort or other wrong if you publish it without their consent? ...
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Is our website responsible for users' offline actions?

On our website clients find models for their photo shootings, castings, promotional events, etc. A client transfers an escrow payment to us and when a model finishes the job we sent the money to the ...
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Does the use of an escrow service affect liabilities?

Would a website that provides a third-party escrow service to protect its members that trade between themselves be increasing its exposure to any additional liabilities? My thinking is that despite ...
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Legality regarding PCSO's using speed camera

In the United Kingdom we have Police Community Support Officers (pcso's) and then proper policemen/policewomen. Recently a friend of mine got caught doing 34mph in a 30mph zone by a pcso on his own ...
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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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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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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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United Utilities claim for outstanding balance with no move out date

Earlier after signing in to check my credit report, I noticed it had been dropping and discovered that there appeared to be United Utilities (UU) payments in arrears. I contacted them and have ...
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Cross examination ethics

Due to an ongoing case, I was wondering the following. Can any complaint be made if a barrister suggests something plainly absurd (e.g. the witness made it up when there is CCTV evidence) and also ...
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Can you copyright reproduced information by open government licence?

I want to use some of the information from one website, but that website has a copyright. The source of the information is under Open Government License" I have a few questions regarding the licence ...
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Scraping legal disclosure reports to build a database?

I am thinking of scraping business related data from websites like the UK's National Storage Mechanism, where all UK publicly traded security issuers must periodically report various bits of ...
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UK - Is it legal for a website not to offer an option to cancel their service online?

In some countries, as far as I'm aware, if you are able to hire service on a website, it's illegal not to be able to cancel it through the same channel (i.e. without having to call, email, go to a ...
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What happened to the Ministers of the Crown (Executive Powers) bill of 2004?

I found this draft bill through Google, and am trying to find out what happened to it. I've had a look at the draft bills from the 2003-2004 session of Parliament (as the page states "Prepared 16 ...
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Responsibilites of common areas when in breach of title-deeds after sale

The situation: I have bought a flat on the top floor of an apartment block. This flat contains the sole access to a roof space. The previous owner has left a large volume of junk in this space. The ...
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Requirements for assignment of debt or benefits of contract to a third party, in UK law

My question is, what is required under UK law to assign the benefit of a debt or small contract, to a third party. Although it relates to an actual dispute, the question itself is simply about legal ...
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Import duty tax UK if the parcel goes back without being delivered

I ordered a parcel from US (I live in UK) and so I paid import duty tax before delivery. Now, for weird reason FedEx didn't delivered the parcel to me and send it back to US. Now, technically there ...
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UK Money Laundering Regulations 2017, UK Limited Company buying real estate

A is the sole director of ACME Limited, a UK limited company regsitered in England and Wales with a registered office as well as trading address close to Liverpool. A as the director is an EU national ...
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Applying for business insurance

I have a UK based business that offers software development services and consultancy. The company has been set up via my accountant on company house, the registered office address is their address as ...
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Letting out a property without permission of everyone on the title deed

Following on from a comment I made on this question, I have a three part question. If there were two, or more people on the title deed of a property, and one of those people let the property out ...
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Redress for Loss of chance - where to find information

Because of the misbehavior of my university (postponement of my Ph.D.), I have lost the chance to apply to a postdoc research opportunity. I applied to the funding program. The application was ...
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What are the priorities/rules for pedestrian crossings without lights?

On Euston Road in London there are several pedestrian crossings marked just by dots or little painted squares. They have no pedestrian lights, so do not seem to be covered by the bird obsessions (...
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Is it legal to wear human skin?

Can human skin or parts that is legally obtained be worn as jewelery or clothing in public? What about having a dehydrated body in your bar?
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Evidence for continuous residence to apply for UK citizenship as a EU student?

One of the requirements for applying for British citizenship through naturalization is: During the last five years you must not have been outside the United Kingdom for more than 450 days (about ...
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My landlord verbally told me that they have a secert setup of cameras, what should I do?

I was discussing something with LL and in heat of moment he verbally said that he have a secert setup of cameras. He wasn't explicit if it's inside building or outside, but he said that he knows how ...
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Would EVA foam under the carpet be considered an unacceptable fire risk?

I'd like to put some EVA foam under the carpet (above the floorboards) on the first floor bedroom of my house, to dampen the sound of foot steps. The fire safety building regulations (section B2) say ...
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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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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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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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Parking fine when pass wasn't issued

The management company for the block of flats that I live in changed parking companies at the end of the last year. The old pass expired on the 13th December but no new pass was issued. Everyone else ...
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What are the regulations regarding position statements?

"By 4pm on 7 August 2018 both parties must send a written statement to each other" Everyone knows what is expected and what to do. Other Court orders are not so specific, they only mention a ...
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Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer

Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer ? Is above fundamental right's affected by Clauses in temporary employment contract like '...
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Construction Contracts: Who retains the hardcopy?

It seems obvious that a Contract Administrator would retain the 'original' hard copy of a Construction Contract between an Employer and a Contractor, but is this correct, and is it expressly stated ...
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3 way mortgage, need judges decision to sorting out ownership

I bought house with partner (A) & friend (B). Partner (A) moved out after 1 year, (have document signing over their share to me) friend (B) lost job & moved out after 2 years. After 25 years ...
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Getting property removed from my land

I require somebody else's property to be removed from land I am freeholder of as I need the space myself. I think that: Them refusing to remove it is "tresspass", a civil wrong. I can take them to ...
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Potential and comparatively minor second defendant in UK - name as party or join later?

I'm an onlooker in a substantial case in the UK, which has an interesting feature. Legal advice hasn't been sought (but will be), but in the meantime as an onlooker I'm curious about one aspect of the ...
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Lost Income due to Work Injury

Assuming someone worked in the UK Oil and Gas industry on a platform on the UK continental shelf and were paid bonuses for work that they did offshore compared to onshore. Should this person sustain ...
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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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How to publish a book having TIER4?

I have read the documents stating which types of work are available for the students, studying in the UK and having TIER4 visa. These state that you can't be self employed. Another site suggests that ...
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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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UK Holding money as a middleman SAAS

We have spoken to many accountants and none of their answers seem to be consistent. We are launching a website which basically allows users to support a seller (think patreon) through donations/...
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Is there any report card/accountability for Judges, Police Departments, and Officers?

I am looking for an independent way to evaluate: Ruling bias Transparency Sanctions, warnings, etc ...? for government agencies, police departments, and any other entity that has the ability to ...
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In what circumstances are police able to stop the traffic for a convoy?

A bit of context: Yesterday I was near oxford street, near a T junction that has traffic lights. A few policemen in motorbikes, using whistles (not sirens) stopped in coming traffic and allowed two ...
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Private phone call recorded by company phone in UK

I work for a Company in the UK, and routinely recording conversations between customers and myself providing that they (the customer) give consent. A private phone call on my personal mobile phone ...