Best way to ask if a person lacks a criminal record in a form on a website

I have a website and there’s an online form to be filled out by people who visit the site. I want to make sure that a certain person lacks a criminal record (that he hasn’t one). So I put this: Lack of a criminal record YES NO If a person chooses YES (default) then it … Read more

Shall usage in legal condition [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed last month. Improve this question Is it correct to say in a legal document something like: “Shall you cross the street on red light, you will … Read more

‘confer an equitable right on B to compel fulfilment of the promise’?

O’Sullivan & Hilliard’s The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p 115. 5.79 First, there must be a clear and unambiguous promise or representation that the creditor will not insist on his strict legal rights, satisfying an equivalent test of certainty as is required for contractual obligations (see Baird Textiles v Marks & Spencer plc … Read more

How to choose between the many meanings of ‘substantive’? [duplicate]

This question already exists: What does ‘substantive’ mean? Closed 7 years ago. I don’t duplicate the prior https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/32122/8712. There, I couldn’t identify the unique correct definition. Here, I don’t know how to choose between three disparate definitions, all of which can apply : the Constitutional Reform Act (CRA) 2005 provides, in s 1, that the … Read more

Differences between ‘instrument’ vs ‘instrumentality’, when used in the same sentence?

Source: (Page number unprinted), Chapter 2, Acing Your First Year of Law School …, by Shana Connell Noyes, Henry S. Noyes Delair v. McAdoo, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Nov 23 1936. [Author:] KEPHART, Chief Justice. … Any ordinary individual, whether a car owner or not, knows that when a tire is worn through to the … Read more

How can ideologies be ‘materialist’? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 3 years ago. Improve this question …, there is no simple causal relationship of dependency or determination, either way, between morality and law. We would rather … Read more