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Is 'illegal downloading' an actual crime in the UK?

I live in the US and have followed the RIAA/MPAA suits closely. Over the years I have heard British news agencies report such-and-such as being charged with illegal downloading and wondered if that were even possible. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Prospects for UK law grad in the US?

I currently attend a top 2 law school in the UK (no prize for guessing which), and am interested in working in the US after I graduate. While I am aware that I will be eligible to take the bar exam in NY and California with a degree from a common law jurisdiction, would my prospects of landing a law firm gig be appreciably augmented if I go for an LLM (or perhaps even a JD) at a US law school? [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on Jun 25, 2014 - 4 answers

UK leasehold purchase: the demise and our right to park.

(YNML) We're purchasing a leasehold property in the UK. The lease for this property says "The Demise hereinbefore contained includes the following rights:- ... and the exclusive use of the parking space numbered 1 shown hatched red on the plan ...". Our solicitor has been saying that 'as the right is exclusive this does not form a legal right under common law and as such may be denied by subsequent Landlords.' I don't understand why this is an issue, and as it's held up our move, I would like to understand. Although I've asked my solicitor, I suspect Mefites can give me a clearer answer! More details inside... [more inside]
posted by jonrob on Jun 17, 2014 - 2 answers

What is the most you can do in a private home for bdsm education?

BDSM filter: A friend in Northern England wants to use a private home full of kinky equipment to do stuff like rope workshops, hire for small private parties, a venue for munches, and couples hire. What's the most that is possible within the law, without requiring a license? I'm aware of groups such as bdsm and the law on fetlife but am having trouble sifting signal from noise. [more inside]
posted by Mistress on Mar 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Requirements for open job advertisement by universities in the UK?

I have been told that publicly funded Universities in the UK are bound by certain requirements when they want to hire for a position: for instance, that the job be advertised for a certain amount of time, and the competition be open and on the merits of the candidates. What *exactly* are these requirements, and where can I read about them? I'm thinking specifically of Lecturer-type posts, if that makes any difference.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Riding a motorbike in the UK on a US license: What are the rules?

I moved to the UK earlier this year for work, and have recently bought a Vespa scooter. I had an unrestricted motorcycle license in the US (Illinois, specifically). I'm in the process of getting the Vespa insured, and am applying for my provisional license (with the aim, of course, of taking CBT and getting a full license down the road.) As I understand it, I'm technically allowed to ride on my US license for the first 12 months I'm here. I also understand that, were I a British citizen acquiring his first motorcycle license, I would not be allowed to carry a passenger until I'd passed the test for a full (not provisional) license. Does that rule apply to me as well? Also, do the 'L' plate restrictions change at all for my situation? [more inside]
posted by mattstan on Oct 14, 2013 - 5 answers

My Job As A Sex Worker and British Naturalisation

I am an American national with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and have been here since 2005. I am registered self employed as a dominatrix - yes they seem to have a category for this at Inland Revenue - and it seems that in order to naturalise as a British citizen, I will need to send the Home Office a statement of accounts with my application! So there's no hiding it (not that I would want to). My question is - will being an out sex worker make them pause at granting me citizenship, because of the good character requirement?
posted by Mistress on Oct 13, 2013 - 3 answers

What UK Legal Implications are there with documenting bad service online

What are the legal implications if I start a blog documenting the poor service my property manager provides, and asking others to share their opinions of this firm? I can speak for the factual accuracy of my own experiences (I have their letters and invoices etc, as well as my responses), but what about others? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Mar 21, 2013 - 4 answers

UK Employment LawFilter: missus made redundant during maternity leave

I'd like some advice on whether it's worth pursuing an ex-employer to tribunal for unlawful dismissal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ???

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 5 answers

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?

If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Starting a private limited company with a bank account in the UK

How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Jun 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Deliberately Bland Reference To Award-Winning Employee

UK employment law question: if an employer gives deliberately poor reference to employee they demonstrably want to keep, what recourse is there? [more inside]
posted by motty on May 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Is a link to illegal content illegal in the UK?

In the UK, can a link on a website to illegal content (in this case a version of the leaked BNP membership list) itself be considered against the law? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Apr 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Permission to Bug a Criminal in England?

Under British law, what sort of evidence would police need to already have in order for them to get a court to grant them permission to plant a bug? [more inside]
posted by baronessa on Apr 6, 2011 - 4 answers

How to find out about a possible County Court Judgement?

How to find out about a possible County Court Judgement? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 3 answers

UK/common law: obstruction, or valid complaint?

Does the "lay advisor" in these videos: 1 2 (about 15 mins in total) have any real legal standing for what he is doing -- claiming that this UK magistrate's court is invalid/improperly carried out, and that council tax is not an enforceable law? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Mar 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Double-barrelled Surnames

I was told that my great-great grandfather surname was double-barrelled and was subsequently changed to the last surname. Can I (under UK Law) use the double-barrelled name when signing official documents? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jan 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Slightly less drama than The Bill

UKLawFilter: I don't watch TV. My housemates do. What legal defence do I have? I think it's necessary to expand a little [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Making a bathroom accessible ... costs and requirements in the UK

I'm involved in the set-up of a public access space (in Manchester, England). While we have two ground-floor bathrooms, neither is wheelchair-accessible. Having spent no time in a wheelchair, nor time in a bathroom with a person in a wheelchair, I'd like to know a few things about making one of the bathrooms accessible... [more inside]
posted by davemee on Sep 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Why is this motion picture created for purposes of copyright law in the United Kingdom?

Why do movie credits always contain the line "This motion picture was created by <company> for purposes of copyright law in the United Kingdom"? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Feb 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Severe damp in rented house: What are our legal rights?

We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

International Humanitarian Law and London

I am being sponsored to travel to the UK for the purpose of educating myself about international humanitarian law. Apart from the British Red Cross, are there any places of interest / etc that I should visit that would be relevant to this area of law?
posted by nihraguk on Nov 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Suing in the UK while based abroad?

Have you ever sued someone for libel in the UK, while you yourself were based in another country? If so, what was your experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 1 answer

UK police wants to search me on a public road - do I have a choice?

UK police wants to search me on a public road - do I have a choice? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Do I have to work 7 days, or 8?

I handed my notice in at work yesterday (1 weeks notice). But I'm confused as to when my contract actually expires. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I ask my employers if they're being generous or just stupid?

I'm in the UK, working part-time for a large company. They're paying me too much. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 20 answers

No, I don't want to pay £2 for a glass of water

Is it true that in the UK it is illegal for a licensed restaurant to refuse to serve tap water? If so, where can I obtain a copy of the relevant piece of paper so I can wave it in the faces of restaurant managers who want me to spend extortionate amounts on drinks?
posted by Lotto on Jun 5, 2006 - 15 answers

UK Noise pollution laws?

UK Law filter. What laws are there regarding industrial noise pollution at night? [more inside]
posted by derbs on Oct 12, 2005 - 5 answers

Drafting a will for a gay couple in the UK (pre Civil Partnerships)

I'm in a long-term, gay relationship and looking to put together a will that puts me and my partner’s mind at ease before Civil Partnerships come into affect in the UK. The problem is, how does one go about putting together a will? What are people's experiences? Should I go to a lawyer specialising in gay relationships? And, if so, can anyone recommend a good one in the UK, London area?
posted by axon on Nov 29, 2004 - 1 answer

Can My Friend's Employer Successfully Inoculate Themselves Against a Future Laptop-Caused Injury?

A friend of mine was offered a flat screen at his place of work to use in conjunction with his laptop computer. He declined because he is quite happy to use his laptop, and his desk space is at a premium. Later, he was given a piece of paper to sign waiving all rights to sue the company for an injury that might occur as a result of using his laptop. Would such a document actually carry any legal authority? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Jun 21, 2004 - 15 answers

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