Property developer ordered to pay £55k over listed building offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 19th, 2017 in construction industry, costs, fines, historic buildings, local government, news by tracey

‘A property development business, a director and a site manager have been ordered to pay more than £55,000 between them after removing historic fixtures in every room of a grade-II listed house in Lincoln without consent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th January 2017

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Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Ofcom fines EE £2.7m for overcharging customers – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, news, repayment, telecommunications by sally

‘The communications regulator found that the company broke a “fundamental billing rule” on two separate occasions, resulting in nearly 40,000 customers being overcharged around £250,000.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Disciplinary round-up: fine for firm which failed to make client’s visa application and then lost his passport – Legal Futures

‘A north London law firm has been rebuked for misleading its client into thinking that it had made a visa application on his behalf.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in fines, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news, regulations, sanctions by sally

‘Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher regime to be unveiled by the industry’s regulator.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2017

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Insurance firm fined over data breach – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 12th, 2017 in data protection, fines, insurance, news, theft by tracey

‘An insurance firm has been fined by the UK’s data protection watchdog over the theft from its premises of a storage device containing information on nearly 60,000 customers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2017

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London cosmetics firms fined for selling unsafe beauty products – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Fifteen London businesses selling unsafe cosmetics products have been fined in a crackdown by Trading Standards.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Wilko fined £2.2m over worker crushed by metal cage – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘National chain store Wilko has been fined £2.2m after a worker was crushed and left paralysed.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Human cannonball stunt death boss gets community service – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in accidents, community service, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The organiser of a daredevil stunt show in which a “human cannonball” died has been given a 12-month community order and his firm fined £100,000.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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Southern Water fined record £2m for sewage leak on Kent beaches – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in fines, news, pollution, sewerage, water companies by sally

‘Southern Water has been fined a record £2m for flooding beaches in Kent with raw sewage, leaving them closed to the public for nine days.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2016

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Model agencies fined £1.5m by competition watchdog for price-fixing – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2016 in competition, fines, news, price fixing by sally

‘Modelling agencies who have represented clients including Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have been fined a total of £1.5 million for price-fixing, the competition watchdog said today.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2016

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Applications for term-time absences rise after High Court ruling: research – Local Government Lawyer

‘Nearly one in three school leaders (31%) have reported an increase in the number of applications for term-time absences since a landmark High Court ruling in May this year, a survey by law firm Browne Jacobson has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th December 2016

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Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in appeals, fines, news, penalties, railways by sally

‘Rail passengers who challenge the issuing of a penalty fare could soon be able to turn to a new, independent appeals panel in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2016

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Man fined for first crime committed on tiny Caldey Island – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in community service, costs, fines, news, sentencing, Wales by sally

‘The first crime in living memory to be recorded on a holy island off the coast of west Wales has resulted in a man receiving a fine and community order.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2016

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Charities fined over ‘wealth screening’ data breaches – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2016 in charities, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Two charities have been fined over data protection breaches after secretly screening donors so they could be targeted for more money.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2016

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Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2016 in competition, fines, medicines, news by tracey

‘Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the UK’s competition watchdog for overcharging the NHS for an anti-epilepsy drug.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2016

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Lib Dems fined £20,000 for undeclared election spending – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Liberal Democrats have been hit with a maximum £20,000 fine by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare hundreds of items of campaign spending at the general election.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Lord Howard convicted of failing to say who was driving his car when it was caught speeding – Daily Telegraph

‘Former Tory leader Michael Howard has been convicted of failing to say who was driving his car when it was caught by a speed camera.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2016

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Man found guilty of punching five-day-old baby in the face – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, compensation, costs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of punching a five-day-old baby girl in the face.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2016

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