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What is the nature and purpose of the UK highway code?

To add to Rick's great answer: "what is the purpose of having a separate code?" There are two main reasons. The first is similar to the reason that we have secondary legislation: it enables ...
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Does Mens rea need to be concious?

The mind is not the brain Legally, that is. Scientifically, there is no mind, only brain. Science and law are different domains of human knowledge. Like cattle ranching and modern dance. The rules of ...
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What's the difference between a conviction that is spent and one that is expunged?

A spent conviction has had its punishment served. An expunged conviction is one that has been served and is so old (I.e. there is a statutory time limit) that it can no longer be reported for ...
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What is the nature and purpose of the UK highway code?

The Highway Code is a Ministerial Direction that brings together in one place for easy reference legislational requirements (by the the use of "must" and "must not") and general ...
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Does Mens rea need to be concious?

england-and-wales Automatism If a defendant ... can show that they committed a crime as the result of an involuntary act they may be able to plead the defence of automatism. Note that: It is up to ...
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What's the difference between a conviction that is spent and one that is expunged?

Spent means the sentence etc has been served and, under certain conditions, one need not disclose one's criminal history as they are deemed rehabilitated. See the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 ...
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How is an animal defined as in rule 286 of the UK highway code?

Is a fly an animal? Not in the context of the Highway Code Rule 286, as the underlying legislation at section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states: (8) In this section “animal” means horse, cattle,...
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Does "agree to negotiate" mean it has to happen?

Agreements to agree are unenforceable The contract requires you to negotiate and, probably, to do so in good faith (or at least, not in bad faith). That means you must come to the table looking to do ...
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Does "agree to negotiate" mean it has to happen?

Just talking with them is insufficient, but you are also not committed to end up with land traded. It is implied in contracts that parties act in good faith. This means you must negotiate honestly and ...
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