20 July 2013

Disclaimer: A Short Post for a Tall Fence

This is a short disclaimer to ensure your reputation as well as mine.

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2. General Law Disclaimer and Liability. (i) Nothing on this website constitutes legal advice. Consult a lawyer if you need legal advice.. (ii) My work on this site is not intended to replace legal advice. (iii.a) I accept no liability for any losses, financial or otherwise, caused by following advice or accepting conclusions drawn on this site. (iii.b)  By continuing to read, you agree to this disclaimer and not to pursue action for any losses so caused.

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4. Location. (i) I live in the UK. Unless otherwise stated, the law I discuss concerns the UK common law system. (ii) Nevertheless, my criticisms may often apply to other (at present or otherwise) commonwealth or common law jurisdictions (eg Anglo-American, Canadian, Australian, Jamaican). (iii) Due to the UK legal system’s structure, my criticisms may indicate, apply to, and involve other European Union Member States, Council of Europe Member States, United Nations Member States, and others. (iv) I know this appears to include every conceivable jurisdiction, but I want to be clear with a series of expanding concentric hierarchical circles of UK-influence: to apply my writing may first require an analysis of monism and dualism within your considered jurisdiction (see section 6 in this document/post).

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Created: 20 July 2013. Version: 1.1: 10 July 2016.