BSB seeks power to fine barristers cleared by disciplinary tribunals – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking the power to impose fines of up to £1,000 on barristers cleared by disciplinary tribunals, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 21st August 2015

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Former lawyers convicted of providing illegal immigration advice – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and barrister have both been convicted and sentenced by magistrates for the providing unregulated immigration advice and services.’
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Legal Futures, 20th August 2015

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Woman fined nearly £300 for stealing three bottles of baby milk – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2015 in charities, community service, fines, magistrates, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A woman has been fined nearly £300 for stealing three bottles of baby milk at South Derbyshire Magistrates Court this week.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2015

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Owner who ‘ripped out layers of history’ from listed house must pay £300,000 – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2015 in costs, fines, listed buildings, news, planning by sally

‘A property developer who illegally modernised the historic building behind the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful has been told by a judge to pay out £300,000 or go to jail.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2015

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Famished woman fined £330 for stealing a 75p pack of Mars Bars after benefits stopped – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2015 in benefits, fines, news, theft by sally

‘A woman has been fined £330 for stealing a 75p pack of Mars Bars after her benefits were stopped.’
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The Independent, 14th August 2015

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Couple found guilty over sex act at Hyde Park concert – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in costs, fines, news, public order by sally

‘A couple who had oral sex during a Paloma Faith concert in Hyde Park have been fined for outraging public decency.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2015

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Nuisance call blocking firm fined £50,000… for nuisance calling – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2015 in complaints, fines, news, nuisance, telecommunications by sally

‘A company which offered a nuisance call blocking service has been been fined £50,000 for making “bullying” phone calls.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2015

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More parents in England prosecuted for taking children out of school – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2015 in children, education, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, statistics, truancy by sally

‘Increasing numbers of parents are being taken to court because their children have skipped school, with thousands facing action last year.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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Co-op Bank escapes regulatory fine – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2015 in banking, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘The Co-operative Bank has escaped a fine from regulators investigating the “failings” throughout 2009-13 that led to its bailout.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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First fine issued against rogue claims management company – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 7th, 2015 in claims management, fines, personal injuries, press releases by tracey

‘A firm responsible for bombarding people with millions of nuisance calls has become the first to be fined under new claims management regulation powers.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th August 2015

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Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally fined £75,000 for ‘race victimisation’ – The Guardian

‘Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, have each been fined £75,000 for “race victimisation” relating to the departure of the striker Mark McCammon in 2011.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Street skaters may find their latest moves land them in court – but they are fighting back – The Independent

‘Campaigners claim Public Space Protection Orders are ‘criminalising young people just for being young’.’
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The Independent, 1st August 2015

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‘Monkey gestures’ Middlesbrough fan found guilty – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in costs, disqualification, fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

‘A Middlesbrough fan who made “monkey gestures” towards three black footballers at a Championship match has been fined and given a banning order.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2015

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Yoga For You TV show issued £25,000 fine from Ofcom after star tells viewers he can cure cancer – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2015 in cancer, fines, media, news by sally

‘The broadcast regulator Ofcom has issued a £25,000 fine after the star of a television show called Yoga for You told viewers that he could cure cancer using “11 holy basil leaves and three black peppers”.’

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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Couple fined £650 for taking sons out of school to visit ill grandfather – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in education, fines, local government, news, school children by sally

‘A couple who took their children out of school without permission to visit their sick grandfather overseas have been fined by a magistrates court in Preston.’
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The Guardian, 24th July 2015

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Businesses team up to battle English laws on penalties dating back to Magna Carta – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2015 in contracts, fines, news, parking, penalties, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lawyers are in a legal slug-fest in the Supreme Court trying to determine if the English law on penalties has any place in the modern commercial world.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2015

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‘Common sense’ plea over ambulance speeding fines – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2015 in dangerous driving, emergency services, fines, news, paramedics, speed cameras by tracey

‘Ambulance trusts spent hundreds of hours having to appeal against speeding fines issued to emergency vehicles by police forces.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2015

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Company and its senior management sentenced following death of 16 year old apprentice – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 15th, 2015 in corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd has today been sentenced for the corporate manslaughter of apprentice Cameron Minshull. In addition, Company Director Zaffar Hussain has been sentenced for an offence under section 2 and 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and company Supervisor Akbar Hussain has also been sentenced for an offence under section 7 of the same act.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th July 2015

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Council loses nine-month legal battle with man who accidentally dropped a piece of orange peel – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2015 in fines, litter, local government, news by sally

‘Luke Gutteridge immediately picked the peel up but the council insisted on pursuing the case, costing the taxpayer up to £8,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2015

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