GQ publisher fined for contempt of court over Rebekah Brooks article – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in contempt of court, fines, interception, media, news by tracey

‘The publisher of GQ magazine has been fined £10,000 after being found in contempt of court over an article that seriously risked prejudicing the phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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Parent who won term-time holiday court case fined again – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2016 in education, fines, holidays, local government, news by tracey

‘ A man who successfully fought a prosecution for taking his kids out of school for a family holiday has been fined a second time by the same council. Jonathan Platt made headlines in October last year when he avoided prosecution for taking his six-year-old daughter to Disney World in term time, arguing that her unauthorised absence did not mean she failed to attend school on a regular basis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2016

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SDT fines Berezovsky solicitor over fee deal for Abramovich case – Legal Futures

Posted January 29th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor involved in the 2011 litigation between Russian oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich has been fined £50,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for entering into what was then an unlawful contingency fee agreement, under which he would have netted tens of millions of pounds had Mr Berezovsky succeeded.’

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Legal Futures, 29th January 2016

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Fines for driving while on phone fall four fold in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Sharp drop in penalties for motorists on mobiles fuels fears police are turning a blind eye.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2016

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Robot lawyer can help you claim compensation without legal fees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in compensation, computer programs, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Student entrepreneur who created donotpay.co.uk has launched automated lawyer to help people challenge unfair fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Sentences for data thieves ‘not tough enough’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 13th, 2016 in data protection, fines, news, sentencing by sally

‘The information commissioner has repeated calls for stronger sentencing powers for data thieves.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th January 2016

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Tougher sentencing powers needed to deter data thieves, says ICO – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2016 in costs, data protection, fines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The head of the government’s privacy watchdog has called for stronger sentencing powers for people convicted of stealing personal data, after a woman who sold 28,000 pieces of sensitive driver data was fined just £1,000.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2016

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Bar owner fined £20,000 after beer mix-up leaves man fighting for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2016 in fines, health & safety, licensed premises, news by tracey

‘A bar owner has been fined £20,000 after a man was left fighting for his life when he was given line cleaner containing caustic soda to drink rather than beer. Spanish TV producer David Caminal, 48, had to have his oesophagus removed after he drank just a small amount of the fluid when it was served by mistake at the New Conservatory, in the centre of Leeds, in July 2014.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2016

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Publisher of The Daily Telegraph fined £30,000 for general election email campaign – RPC Data and Privacy Law

Posted January 4th, 2016 in elections, electronic mail, fines, media, news, privacy by sally

‘On 15 December 2015 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued Telegraph Media Group Limited (the Telegraph) with a Monetary Penalty Notice (see here) under section 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) following a “serious contravention” of Regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR 2003).’

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RPC Data and Privacy Law, 30th December 2015

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Drivers caught using mobile phones face £150 fines – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2015 in careless driving, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin plans to hit drivers who flout the law with higher fines, rising from £100 to £150, and more penalty points on their licences’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2015

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BSB metes out hefty punishment to pupil who copied skeleton for moot – Legal Futures

Posted December 16th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, plagiarism, professional conduct by sally

‘A pupil barrister who dishonestly copied his skeleton argument for a moot has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – the strongest penalty meted out directly by the regulator this year.’

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Legal Futures, 16th December 2015

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Jail warning for backstreet school organisers – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in consultations, education, fines, Islam, news, prisons, school children, sentencing, standards by sally

‘Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says anyone found running an illegal backstreet school in England will face fines or a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2015

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Semelia Campbell: Company fined £50,000 after six-year-old girl killed by automated gate – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2015 in children, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘A company has been fined £50,000 after a six-year-old girl died when she became trapped in an automated gate outside her new home.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2015

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Bank fined after outsourcing faults led to improper money transfers and exposure to financial risk – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in banking, financial regulation, fines, news by tracey

‘The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has fined a bank more than £1 million after finding that faults with its outsourcing arrangements helped rogue employees at a third party service provider to move money out of its bank accounts without its knowledge or consent and put the bank’s own financial health at risk.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd December 2015

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National Advice Clinic fined for six million cold calls – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in complaints, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A company which made almost six million nuisance calls in the space of six months has been fined £850,000.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2015

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Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes denied fair trial, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in appeals, banking, codes of practice, conspiracy, fines, fraud, juries, news, standards by sally

‘Th judge who sentenced a former trader to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Reprimand and fine for barrister who admitted talking to jurors after trial – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who admitted that he had talked to jurors at Basildon Railway Station after a trial has been reprimanded and fined £300 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2015

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Poundworld fined £63,000 for selling non-reflective high vis jackets – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, fines, news, sale of goods by sally

‘Poundworld has been fined over £63,000 for selling non reflective hi-vis jackets, sporting the logo “be safe, be seen”.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2015

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Debt advice firm that made 1m unsolicited calls fined £120,000 – The Guardian

‘A company that made more than1m unsolicited calls in a month offering to write off people’s debts has been fined £120,000 by a government watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2015

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Prosecuting parents for term-time holidays – Education Law Blog

Posted November 10th, 2015 in appeals, education, fines, holidays, local government, news, parental responsibility by sally

‘We posted last month about a decision by a magistrates’ court on the Isle of Wight to throw out the prosecution of a parent for taking his child on holiday during term time. The BBC reports that the local authority has appealed and that the question is whether “the unauthorised absence of a child for seven consecutive school days on holiday… amounts to the child failing to attend the school regularly“.’

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Education Law Blog, 5th November 2015

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