Man fined £300 for swallowing goldfish in Neknominate prank – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in animal cruelty, fines, guilty pleas, internet, news by sally

‘A man who swallowed a live goldfish as part of a Neknominate challenge has been fined £300.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Expert questions UK chancellor’s proposed ‘strict liability’ criminal offence for taxable funds held offshore – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2014 in fines, imprisonment, news, proportionality, strict liability, tax evasion by tracey

‘It would be disproportionate to introduce automatic unlimited fines and prison sentences for UK taxpayers with offshore assets on which they have not paid the correct taxes, as trailed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the weekend, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th April 2014

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Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th April 2014

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Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton fans – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, obesity, sport by sally

‘The former Premier League footballer Colin Kazim-Richards was found guilty in a landmark case on Wednesday of making an “utterly disgusting” homophobic gesture at Brighton and Hove Albion fans during a football match last year.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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Newham Council refunds up to £347,000 in illegal parking fines – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2014 in fines, local government, news, parking, repayment by sally

‘An east London council is refunding up to £347,000 to drivers after parking tickets were illegally issued by a dozen cameras.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2014

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UK’s first drone conviction will bankrupt me, says Cumbrian man – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in aircraft, costs, fines, news by tracey

‘A TV-repair shop owner who has become the first person convicted in the UK for “dangerously” flying a drone says the fine and legal costs will bankrupt him.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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ICO fines police force £100k over information left in former station – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 20th, 2014 in data protection, documents, fines, news by tracey

‘A police force has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after confidential information – including interview videotapes – was left in the basement of a former police station.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th March 2014

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Bedale woman fined for Le Vell trial tweet – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2014 in anonymity, costs, fines, internet, news, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘A woman who tweeted the identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell has been fined.’

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BBC News, 20th 2014

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London Fire Brigade secures first confiscation order against landlord – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2014 in confiscation, fines, fire services, health & safety, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘The London Fire Brigade has obtained a confiscation order for the first time, against a landlord who was also fined for breaches of fire safety laws.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2014

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Abortion provider BPAS fined £200,000 for data breach – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, data protection, fines, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed almost 10,000 people’s details to a hacker.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Pop stars’ daughter who glued herself to anti-fracking protester found guilty – The Guardian

‘The daughter of musicians Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde has been found guilty after supergluing herself to a fellow anti-fracking protester outside the main gate of an exploratory oil drilling site.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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Insolvency practitioners to be prevented from charging by the hour under new proposals – OUT-LAW.com

‘Administrators and other insolvency practitioners (IPs) could be prevented from charging an hourly rate for their services and could instead have to base their fees on a percentage of property dealt with under plans put forward for consultation by the Government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2014

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Is a cheque book better than a defence statement? – Six Pump Court

‘There has recently been a subtle movement away from the traditional approach deployed by the State to tackle economic crime and its consequences. Whilst the criminal justice system is wheeled out and deployed in the more serious or headline capturing cases, there appears to have been a concerted attempt by the government to impose economic penalties and fines upon individuals and companies involved in financial misfeasance through the civil or regulatory route and thus sidestepping the more traditional criminal one.’

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Six Pump Court, 29th January 2014

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Network Rail appeal over Beccles crossing fine rejected – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in accidents, appeals, fines, health & safety, news, railways by sally

‘A rail firm has been told a £500,000 fine imposed after a boy was seriously injured in a crash on a Suffolk level crossing could have been much higher.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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High Court stiffens penalties against solicitors over “opaque” conveyancing quotes – Legal Futures

‘A law firm whose clients were unaware of the true cost of their conveyancing after being reeled in with low quotes did not take unfair advantage of them, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2014

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Stewart and Natasha Sutherland fined for term-time holiday – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in costs, crime, education, fines, news, school children by tracey

‘A couple who took their children on a week-long holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £1,000 in costs and fines.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Minimum wage fine raised to £20,000 in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2014 in fines, minimum wage, news by tracey

‘Vince Cable, the business secretary, is to toughen the regulations to ensure that a new maximum fine of £20,000 could be levied for every worker denied the minimum wage. Under the previous system, employers faced just one maximum fine of £5,000 plus a financial penalty of 50% of the missing wages.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2014

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UK firm fined £25,000 for failure to monitor, supervise and manage its appointed representatives – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 10th, 2014 in financial regulation, fines, insurance, news, unfair commercial practices by tracey

‘A firm has been fined £25,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the misconduct of two of its sales staff acting as its ‘appointed representatives’ (ARs). Amongst other cases of misconduct, the ARs were found to have used “high-pressure sales tactics and misleading information” to push vulnerable customers into buying insurance policies.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th January 2014

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Driver using no hands at 60mph banned for one year – The Guardian

‘A man has been banned from driving after he was videoed by police driving with his hands behind his head at 60mph.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2013

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