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How can misattributed paternity cause "a welfare minefield"?

I could not find an official record of the court ruling referenced in the question until Lag provided a link in a comment. Based on the news coverage, my guess was that the judge's reference to a &...
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In Armoury v Delamirie, how did the claimant prove that he had visited the jeweller’s shop with a gem in the piece?

He testified to that (probably) The case was in 1722 so no one “travelled about with cameras” because they wouldn't be invented for another 150 years. However, courts are quite comfortable dealing ...
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Does Bob commit criminal damage by cutting Alice’s chain without giving her a bit of time to come back?

For a charge of criminal damage, the prosecution would have to prove (a) Bob damaged or destroyed the chain and (b) that he didn't have a lawful excuse. S1 Criminal Damage Act 1971: (1) A person who ...
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What’s the effect of leaving an item on another’s property?

In the act of disposing of the phone Alice has appropriated it, and is likely guilty of theft.
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In Armoury v Delamirie, how did the claimant prove that he had visited the jeweller’s shop with a gem in the piece?

It is a mystery. I’ve tried to find out more information about [Armory v. Delamirie], but so far I’ve got nowhere. I’m still trying. But the trouble is that if the people in the case are poor, they ...
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What are the territorial scopes of sections 4-5 of the Public Order Act 1986?

Sections 4, 4A & 5 are applicable only to England & Wales. You can see this if you click "Show Geographical Extent:" That information is drawn from s. 42 (Extent).
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What is the legality of police wielding obscurantist legal sophistry against the public?

new-south-wales Police can issue “move on” orders in certain circumstances. Failing to obey a lawfully issued “move on” order is an offence. Officer Connor can certainly inform Alice that they are ...
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What is the legality of police wielding obscurantist legal sophistry against the public?

canada Short of lying about a person's right to remain silent (when it exists), or the right to a lawyer (when it exists), or the fact of one's detention, police are allowed to lie about the law and ...
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Would this YouTuber potentially be in legal trouble for filming in a public place?

The "I don't want to be filmed" has to be honored in the EU* european-union For simplicity, I will assume that whoever is doing the photos or recording has the (implicit or explicit) ...
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