Charter of uk.legal.moderated


The purpose of the group is to enable contributors who have genuine legal problems to ask for practical advice from other people (lawyers or laymen) who have had to deal with similar problems in the past.

A secondary purpose will be to discuss

a) topical issues that are relevant to UK[1] law or to lawyers, law enforcement or legislators;
b) the UK legal systems and suggested changes in the legal system or the laws of the land;
c) international law, if it is relevant to the United Kingdom;
d) ethics and morality, in the context of discussions about UK law;
e) academic legal issues, to enable law students or laymen to seek help with hypothetical legal questions.
[1] UK above specifically includes English and Scottish law and for the purpose of the news group the Law governing other jurisdictions very closely related to the UK.

Moderators may use whatever tools they feel appropriate to ensure the smooth running of the group.

The moderators shall keep and publish regularly a detailed policy document detailing how moderation is currently performed.

Moderators should attempt to ensure that discussions can continue without undue delay, and should therefore attempt to make a decision on all posts within a few hours of submission.


Advertising is forbidden.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.) are forbidden. Such material belongs on a web or FTP site to which a pointer may be posted. Cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP) may be used where authentication is important and should be as short as possible.

Posts must be readable as plain text. HTML, RTF and similarly formatted messages are prohibited. To see how to make some common news readers comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>.

Moderator Contacts

Send mail related to the moderation of the group to
uk-legal-moderated-request (at) usenet.org.uk.
The submission address is
uk-legal-moderated (at) usenet.org.uk.
The Moderators' detailed policy document (as required by the Charter) is to be found at http://uklegal.weebly.com/, where you will also find the current list of moderators and additional information and guidance for new users.

The present group of moderators is:

The Todal
<always.in.moderation (at) gmail dot com>
Attila the Moderator
<attila.the.moderator (at) gmail dot com>
Jon Ribbens
<jon+ulm (at) unequivocal dot co dot uk>
Daniele Procida
<daniele (at) apple-juice dot co dot uk>
Peter Parry
<peter (at) wpp dot ltd dot uk>
Roland Perry
<roland (at) perry dot co dot uk>

Some moderators, and particularly probationary moderators, may not be identifiable to public users. This option is made available to moderators because of repeated incidents of stalking and personal threats.

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uk.legal.moderated	Legal topics relevant to UK law (Moderated)