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There are two major relevant judicial decisions: the International Court of Justice's advisory opinion on whether Kosovo's unilateral declaration was in accordance with international law, and the Supreme Court of Canada's opinion on whether Quebec had the right under international law to unilaterally secede. Judicial opinions aren't terribly common, because ...


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You need permission from the copyright holder(s) to make the prints at all unless it falls under some fair use doctrine or is a work in Public Domain. If permission is granted, it would presumably involve you paying money on some negotiated basis. An artist might flatly refuse to give permission to your plan to use their art as a component of your art.


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how are judges in the UK appointed to cases in general? The Resident Judge or the Presiding Judge of the relevant court allocates cases to their fellow judges. Residing Judges sit at specific courts (e.g. all Crown courts will have a Resident Judge). Presiding Judges oversee specific circuits (e.g. the Western circuit). [how was the judge appointed] to ...


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“Serious harm” is a requirement in the Defamation Act 2013 The Supreme Court interpreted it in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & Anor [2019] UKSC 27 (12 June 2019) at [10-20]: ... it not only raises the threshold of seriousness above that envisaged in Jameel (Yousef) and Thornton, but requires its application to be determined by reference to the actual ...


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too long, didn't read: You would be liable for a claim for breach of contract. The self-isolation guidance is voluntary in this scenario and in any event the relevant legislation allows you to leave to "fulfil a legal obligation" such as completing a contract. Therefore, the court would probably give judgment for the claimant on the facts you've ...


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Here's what the gov't has to say: Furloughed workers Where a bank holiday falls inside a worker’s period of furlough and the worker would have usually worked the bank holiday, their furlough will be unaffected by the bank holiday. However, if the worker would usually have had the bank holiday as annual leave, there are 2 options. The bank holiday is taken ...


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It is difficult to think of many areas where a child would have Gillick competence but the legal right would rest with the parent in law. One example that comes to mind is enlisting in the Armed Forces when under the age of 18. Section 5 of the Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009 requires parental permission to be given for any child enlisting in the ...


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Do the Prime Minister's current statements mean that his previous actions in signing the Withdrawal Agreement were threatening to "deprive" the monarch of her territory, and that by pushing it through Parliament at speed and in the manner in which he did, that he "intimidated or overawed" at least one of those Houses in this regard? No. ...


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TfL Revenue Inspectors can't arrest you - but under certain circumstances they can detain you or use reasonable force to remove you from the 'railway' (which includes TfL buses in London, yes it's weird). Specifically where you either fail to pay the fare or give your name and address when asked. Section 5 of the Regulation of Railways Act (1889) is the ...


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Free draws are outside the remit of the Gambling Act 2005 per this guidance from the Gambling Commission (section 4 from page 5 onwards). an arrangement is a lottery only if the participants are required to pay to enter. Therefore, free draws always have been and remain exempt from statutory control. Schedule 2 to the Act gives details of what is to be ...


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The earliest mention of the principle that I can find is in Rolston v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland [1975] NI 195, where the matter of compensation for the widow of a police officer murdered in Northern Ireland arose. I am sure there are earlier cases that express the same principle in different terms, however. It is a broad principle that applies ...


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Typically you would have the following set up: Class A shares: these would have all the voting rights Class B shares: these would have all the dividend rights Class C shares: these would have all the capital rights So in this case, you would split Class A 50/50 and Classes B and C 70/30 between you and your partner. It's likely that whoever processed your ...


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Specifically an insurance company is trying to avoid paying benefit, relying on an argument that legal tax avoidance was used to defer tax on certain funds, and so requiring them to pay benefits in relationship to those funds would be the equivalent of allowing the policyholder to benefit twice - first in avoiding tax, and then again by receiving insurance ...


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The same thing that happens if you breach your contract for any other reason In English law (and all other Common law derived from it) there is no concept of force majeure as a right at law. Where it exists, it is a creature of the contract, that is, what is a force majeure event and what the consequences are must be spelled out in the contract. While it is ...


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