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    Crossrail opening delayed (opening date not yet known)

    Financial markets law is a specialist area in which I have no training, though I know that you're referring to the offence under section 89 of the Financial Services Act 2012. There is no real doubt now that the statements made were false and there was at least recklessness at the time they were...
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    Has anyone ever been "done" for not signing their railcard?

    The legal basis of travel on the railway is contractual. As well as the contract, there are also various statutory rights and responsibilities for users of the railway. There is no 'effectively entering into a contract' - when you ask to purchase a ticket and the ticketing provider sells you...
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    Crossrail opening delayed (opening date not yet known)

    I have no real expertise on employment law, but I would expect many of the 'agree to leave without notice but with all your bonuses' deals are akin to an out of court settlement - rather than the situation being handled like a dismissal, with the attendant risk of a claim being made to the...
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    Crossrail opening delayed (opening date not yet known)

    Not any more. The deception offences that used to be found in the Theft Act 1968 and Theft Act 1978 were repealed by schedule 1 paragraph 1 of the Fraud Act 2006. They were replaced by the new suite of fraud offences created by the 2006 Act, which I discussed in post #1479.
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    Crossrail opening delayed (opening date not yet known)

    There is no such thing as criminal negligence in English law other than manslaughter by gross negligence. Other than that exception, negligence is a tort - a civil wrong - not a crime. There are three offences of fraud, which are found in sections 2 to 4 of the Fraud Act 2006. Of these, the...
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    Friend offered reduced train tickets -- Question

    Section 1 of the Theft Act 1978 was repealed by schedule 1 paragraph 1 of the Fraud Act 2006. The replacement offence is obtaining services dishonestly, contrary to s. 11 Fraud Act 2006. Another possible charge is fraud by false representation, contrary to s. 2 Fraud Act 2006 - this is often an...
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    I used my brothers 16-18 oyster card and then got rejected from medical school. HELP!

    What I wrote in my earlier reply is potentially misleading. I cannot find this offence either in schedule 1 of The National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1139) (which is not updated on the linked source - there are no non-subscription sources of updated Statutory...
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    I used my brothers 16-18 oyster card and then got rejected from medical school. HELP!

    Only protected convictions are filtered out. Whilst you were not convicted of a listed offence (mostly serious offences involving sexual misconduct, violence or terrorism - there is a comprehensive list online), you did not receive a custodial sentence and this is your only conviction, the...
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    Availability of accessible rail replacement coaches

    As someone who studied law at university and who is a wheelchair user, I guess I have a particular reason to engage with this topic. As @lincman says, the current situation is curious and has seemingly been brought about by campaigner pressure (my apologies to Doug Paulley - @kingqueen on these...
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    Availability of accessible rail replacement coaches

    This is likely down to the 50km limit for operation on domestic drivers' hours without a tachograph. Most buses are not used above 50km and are not tachograph fitted. Drivers working a mixture of EU hours and domestic hours work introduces all sorts of complexity, not least a likelihood of fewer...
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    Fare Evasion Possible Prosecution- Please help

    Unless it has changed dramatically since I was at university, the general position is that voluntary intoxication is no defence, not least because of the public policy interest in not giving defendants a trivial escape from the charge(s) they face. In a relatively narrow range of situations...
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    Another paralympian delayed disembarking

    Each TOC has a Disabled Person's Protection Policy - for example, this is Thameslink's. You should be able to find yours on their web site.
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    Trivia: Journeys where the route crosses over itself (on the same service)

    Wikipedia has a (likely incomplete) list of rail spirals.

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