On the contrary, voluntary intoxication is an aggravating factor in driving offences, particularly if the intoxicated driver causes the death of another person.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/life-sentences-for-killer-drivers (2017 press release)
increasing the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving
from 14 years to life
You have a phone?
Film them, openly and obviously. It might get them to stop but even if it doesn't you have evidence to send to the police and you can, of course, post it to social media.
Obviously, don't do this if it would jeopardize your physical safety.
You are entitled to arrest someone who is (or you reasonably suspect is) ...
In the UK, if you're in a regulated sector e.g. financial services or health services, there are obligations relating to complaints handling. E.g. the Financial Conduct Authority sets out complaints handling rules in DISP 1.3.
The FCA says a complaint is:
any oral or written expression of dissatisfaction, whether justified
or not, from, or on behalf of,...
Estate is a rather old term for one of the three parts of parliament: Commons, Lords Temporal and Lords Spiritual (Bishops). I don't think it adds a lot to the context.
The Press are commonly referred to as the Fourth Estate.
When I inquired as to how the excess would be returned to me, I was told it wouldn't be until I quit my property as my tenancy was due to move onto a statutory periodic (from a fixed term shorthold)
This implies that the original tenancy agreement (and hence the fixed term) began before 1 June 2019. It is indeed the case that, under these circumstances, the ...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 caps the holding deposit to 1 week, and a security deposit to 5 weeks.
Holding deposits are capped at one week’s rent;
Security deposits will be capped at five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000 and six weeks’ rent ...
As Greendrake says you can ask the court for material.
You may also search BAILII for High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court judgments. They mention the arguments and evidence heard by the court.
For that particular example, I searched the England & Wales section for Castleton Post Office. That resulted in links to the specific case as well as ...
Members of the public can apply to the court for access to case documents:
(2) A non-party may, if the court gives permission, obtain from the
records of the court a copy of any other document filed by a party, or
communication between the court and a party or another person.
(Rule 5.4C(2) of the civil procedure rules).
It all depends where the company is physically located or has physical offices. Having servers in the USA doesn't mean that a Panamanian VPN company keeps its records in the USA. On the contrary, it keeps its logs in Panama, if it keeps any logs at all. By "logs" I am referring to records of potentially personally identifiable info. I believe NordVPN ...
While @Greendrake is generally correct that GDPR-like standards (via the Data Protection Act (2018)) will continue to apply to personal data of UK citizens/residents that are controlled or processed in the UK, there is a substantial question about whether the UK will be considered a "safe" jurisdiction for the purposes of the GDPR.
This means that after ...
I am assuming you are in England and Wales. Other parts of the UK have separate legal systems, so the below wouldn't necessarily apply.
I don't believe it's possible to have a tenancy agreement without charging rent. Shelter says that rent is one of the hallmarks of a tenancy as defined by the House of Lords judgement Street v Mountford. There are other ...
!Wrong: as pointed in the comment
GDPR is a directive, not a law itself. It is up to member countries to implement the directive requirements in their own laws using their own legislative process. UK pretty much did that.
The only way for the UK to get rid of GDPR-related stuff in their laws is to complete Brexit and then proceed (if they really want to) ...
My understanding from multiple Law firm hosted webinars on GDPR is that it applies to all EU citizens and residents, regardless of where they are in the world. This scope also includes web-sites in other countries that EU citizens and residents visit, even if just browsing and never logging in or any other transactional purchase, because the IP address is ...
So I understand you own your flat but there are stipulations in the leasehold against sub-letting, my first question is whether those can be challenged or waived on a case-by-case basis - who controls it? If a housing association then they might simply allow you it if you ask them.
My query legally would be that if your lease forbids sub-letting, does it ...
In common law, a judge doesn’t second guess an administrative decision-maker; in civil law, they do
In common law jurisdictions, judicial review is limited to ensuring that the administrative decision-maker followed the law in arriving at their decision; not that they necessarily made the right decision. That is, the review court doesn’t rehear the dispute ...
As of 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union.
But there is a 'transition period' or 'implementation period' until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK is 'in' the EU single market and customs union.
For practical purposes it is 'in' the EEA until 31 December 2020.
By the way, Switzerland is not a member of ...
Although the UK has formally exited the European Union, it is in a 'transition' or 'implentation' period until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK remains in the single market and customs union and such rules continue to apply as they did while the UK was an EU member state.
If you are in any doubt, you should contact your passport authority and ...
In addition, if you want to stay in the U.K. beyond Jan 2021, you will have to apply for “pre-settled” status which allows you to remain with short interruptions, and you can change this to “settled status” after being in the U.K. for five years, which allows you to leave and return within five years.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the U.K. enforced freedom-of-...
Not before the transition period ends (31 December 2020):
During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union
and single market.
That means, until the transition ends, most things will stay the same.
Travelling to and from the EU (including the rules around driving
licences and pet passports)
Freedom of ...
GDPR will continue to apply to UK customers directly until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020):
So, while the UK will no longer have any voting rights, it will need
to follow EU rules. The European Court of Justice will also continue
to have the final say over any legal disputes.
Thereafter, the Data Protection Act 2018 will continue ...
The original level of the fines was set in regulation 4 of the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007.
This was then amended by regulation 2 of the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012:
Amount of penalty
2.—(1) Regulation 4 (amount of penalty) of the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007 ...
So in most western nations there is a distinction between a religious marriage and a legal marriage. Since western nations tend to seperate church and state matters these days, Religious marriage terms are between the couple, God, and the clergy. The law has no say here. Legal Marriage is between the state and typically helps with tax purposes and the ...
Sharia law is not recognised in the UK, but if the marriage is legal in Pakistan it will be considered legal in the UK.
In most Muslim countries, it is against the law to have a religious
ceremony but not register it. The penalties are a fine or
imprisonment. This is because it is essential to be able to prove you
A Nikah or ...
Fix your mistake
s13 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act implies into every contract a warranty that ...
… the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill.
A program that sends an email every time a web page is accessed is self+evidently not scalable, not even a little bit. As a reasonable contractor you should have known ...
"Over-The-Air" or "Broadcast" television refers to Television that is propogated from a broadcast television over Radio Waves between 52 and 600 MHZ which puts this in the very high frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) spectrums and are line of sight propagation (typically placing the signal at 40-60 miles from the broadcast tower.
In general, free-to-view television (regardless of whether it's distributed by terrestrial, satellite or cable) is more highly regulated because anyone can receive it, and because it's received by a larger number of people. Therefore the content must be suitable for (or at least, not grossly offensive to) most poeple.
Channels which are susbcription-only ...
How much money were you paid to do said work? Probably not a lot as this seems pretty simple work. This would make it cost prohibitive for a company to take you to anything other than a small claims court. Additionally, since there was no contract in place, it becomes impossible to prove that you failed to meet said contract. In your favor is that you ...
do i have to pay him back or do the work for free or do I have a strong case if things do get serious?
If the client is able to produce the terms upon which you two agreed, one would need to know their contents. That would help for assessing the scope of the specs, expiration of warranty, whether/how the doctrine of contra proferentem is applicable, and ...
In the UK, there is no lower limit on a threshold on “theft by finding”, and indeed in a recent case in the UK a woman ended up with a criminal record and a conditional discharge for not handing in £20 she found on the floor.
The general advice for the UK tends to be to either hand it in immediately - either at a police station, or if you found it within an ...
Duty of finder - Section 67 of the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982
no threshold is stated, by non compliance fine of £ 50
If you find cash, please hand this into your nearest police station. Cash that is not reunited with the owner is donated to charity.
The item I've found is of low value or can't be ...