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Is releasing this company's documents illegal?

Given the clarification provided in the comments to the question, the company has a copyright in the material and as such is legally entitled to demand that you cease using it.
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Could a British monarch "go full dictator" if they wish to do so?

Parliamentary Supremacy was established by the Glorious Revolution of 1688 in which James II & VII was deposed by Parliament, and the line of succession was changed by Act of Parliament to favor ...
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Can Prince Harry wear the uniforms of his former units?

By Army regulations, no, he's not allowed to wear that uniform. Prince Harry technically isn't a "retired officer". Rather, he resigned his commission in the Army, effective 19 June 2015. ...
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Alice's restaurant profiteering from those with allergies

Is she committing unlawful discrimination or otherwise behaving in an unlawful manner? No. She would be — if she was saying like "customers with Celiac disease pay £14, others £10". But ...
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Is there anything illegal about working for another party while on paid leave from one's job?

In general, in the US, Bob may do this. If the second company is a competitor of the first and Bob has access to confidential information from his first employer, then there could be an issue. Some ...
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Is there a way to determine if an email address is personal information?

Treat all email addresses as if they are personal data. All email addresses that belong to a specific person are personal data of that person, regardless of the specific form of the address. If your ...
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Can an American living in the UK become a British citizen without losing American citizenship?

Yes From the American perspective: U.S. law does not mention dual nationality1 or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A U.S. citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any ...
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Can a company adopt a child?

In the US, adoptions follow state law. Here is the law for Washington state. RCW 26.33.140 says that "Any person who is legally competent and who is eighteen years of age or older may be an ...
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What are the effects on the Crown appointments following the death of a monarch?

No See section 1(1) Demise of the Crown Act 1901 : The holding of any office under the Crown, whether within or without His Majesty’s dominions, shall not be affected, nor shall any fresh appointment ...
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Alice's restaurant profiteering from those with allergies

united-states The courts have shown a willingness to apply the ADA to celiac disease (e.g., Colonial Williamsburg lost a lawsuit when sued for disallowing a guest to bring their own gluten-free food), ...
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Is it legal to pretend to be the British monarch?

It depends where one does this. In the UK, I believe it is a crime to falsely claim to be the monarch. Lady Jane Grey was beheaded for doing so. The charge was treason. In any other places it is ...
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Alice's restaurant profiteering from those with allergies

Alice replies that the higher price of the gluten-free bases is not the only related cost facing her business. There is also the cost of seeking out additional reputable, high-quality suppliers, of ...
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Is there anything illegal about working for another party while on paid leave from one's job?

switzerland (and probably most of Europe) This can be a breach of work laws, and is only allowed under certain conditions The law (in particular OR 329a) states that any employee has the right for at ...
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Can a company adopt a child?

In Germany a legal person can't adopt a person, but can be the legal guardian ("Vormund") if a child has no parents. There are special "Vormundschaftsvereine" (associations for ...
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What is the status of laws that refer to the Queen now we have a King?

What is the status of laws that refer to the Queen now we have a King? As mentioned in Treason Felony Act 1848 - Wikipedia: Section 10 of the Interpretation Act 1978 says that references to the ...
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Is there a way to determine if an email address is personal information?

As quarague correctly points out, you cannot reliably determine whether an email address is personal data. But since nearly all email addresses are personal data, you should treat all addresses in ...
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Could a British monarch "go full dictator" if they wish to do so?

Most of the Royal Prerogative powers are today exercised by the politicians in government, not by the monarch. That is partly a matter of the goodwill of the monarch, but mainly a cultural fact that ...
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Legal obligations towards monarchs

Lèse majesté is not prosecuted in the UK While it is still technically illegal to advocate the abolition of the monarchy under the Treason Felony Act of 1848, more recent freedom of speech laws means ...
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Is there anything illegal about working for another party while on paid leave from one's job?

People are allowed to work multiple jobs Unless they enter a contract agreeing not to.
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What legally happens when someone takes your bank card and uses it?

Burglary, theft and fraud(s) The burglary and theft are trivial and unlikely to be prosecuted - it’s the breaking in (burglary) and taking (theft) of the possessions including the physical card itself....
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Is there anything illegal about working for another party while on paid leave from one's job?

france It is forbidden for a private sector employee to work for another party while on pay leave, unless it's volunteer work (i.e. unpaid). Article D3141-2 - Code du travail Le salarié qui accomplit ...
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Is releasing this company's documents illegal?

Is releasing this company's documents illegal? Yes. I run a website where I sell materials for students interested in finance, law and consulting. My website contains case studies from actual ...
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Can a decision to prosecute be judicially appealed?

See James v Director of Public Prosecutions, [2015] EWHC 3296 at paragraphs 26-28. It summarizes that there is no path to independently challenge the exercise of prosecutorial discretion to charge. ...
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Could a British monarch "go full dictator" if they wish to do so?

The Queen COULD have refused to ask Liz Truss to form a government last week. She COULD withhold Royal Assent to a bill that Parliament presented to her. She doesn't (didn't, RIP) do such things. ...
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What are the effects on the Crown appointments following the death of a monarch?

Things like Queen's Counsel immediately and automatically become "King's Counsel" A whole group of barristers will have to get new paperwork printed! At some point, domain names will, too: ...
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Can a decision to prosecute be judicially appealed?

Not before trial It's really hard or impossible to force the prosecution to prosecute some act - or not to. That's called Prosecutorial Discretion Let me point to this excellent (UK&France ...
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What legally happens when someone takes your bank card and uses it?

In the US, there are more answers because there are more jurisdictions, also a distinction between "credit card" and "debit card" (banks issue both but there are separate laws). &...
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Is there anything illegal about working for another party while on paid leave from one's job?

poland In Poland, the labour courts have rules that limiting one's employment is illegal save for very specific situations, and even a non-compete clause cannot be too broad as to limit one's capacity ...
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Leave to remain for criminal victim/witness

Alice would not be entitled to a visa at the expiry of her student visa as she falls outside of the rules to obtain one (unless she makes a successful application for an extension or for another ...
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Is it legal to offer a scholarship only for female applicants?

Maybe s158 of the Equality Act 2010 allows proportionate action to redress disadvantage, different needs or disproportionately low participation by people with a protected characteristic. For example, ...
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