Court fines and council tax turning into problem debt, says Citizens Advice – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2015 in council tax, debts, fines, news, reports by sally

‘Magistrates’ fines and council tax bills are driving increasing numbers of people into problem debt, an advice charity said on Tuesday, as low wages and the increased cost of living squeeze household finances.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Eric Joyce avoids jail after unprovoked attack on teenage boys – The Guardian

‘The former MP Eric Joyce has avoided jail after attacking two teenagers in an “unjustified and unprovoked” assault in a shop.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2015

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Fraudster ‘Fast Eddie’ ordered to pay £13.5m – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2015 in compensation, confiscation, fines, fraud, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘The self-styled ‘Lord’ Davenport’s fine is over criminal profits he made selling London mansion used for sex parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2015

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The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, fines, homelessness, local government, London, news by sally

‘Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2015

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Police force fined £160k after losing DVDs of interview with abuse victim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2015 in data protection, evidence, fines, news, police, video recordings by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £160,000 monetary penalty on a police force after it lost DVDs of an interview which formed part of the evidence in a sexual abuse case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th May 2015

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BSB seeks power to shut down chambers – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has proposed that it should be given, for the first time, the power to intervene in barristers’ practices and chambers.’

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Legal Futures, 15th May 2015

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Chip shop owner raises £6,000 in 24 hours to take parking fine appeal to Supreme Court – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking, Supreme Court by sally

‘Never, it seems, should you underestimate the British public’s hatred of parking charges. When Barry Beavis, an Essex chip shop owner, asked the public for money to help take his appeal against an £85 parking ticket to the highest court in the land, he doubted he would get anything.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2015

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Recovering penalties from directors and employees: Safeway revisited – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted April 30th, 2015 in company directors, competition, damages, employment, fines, news, penalties by sally

‘Can a company which has been fined for anticompetitive conduct seek to recover the fine from the directors and employees responsible by suing them for damages?’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 29th April 2015

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ParkingEye drives home a penalty – charge for a breach of contract allowed – Technology Law Update

Posted April 29th, 2015 in appeals, consumer protection, contracts, fines, news, parking by sally

‘A dispute over a parking fine has received a lot of press attention from the angle of the aggrieved motorist standing up to big business. But there are wider implications. The recent Court of Appeal decision in ParkingEye v Beavis demonstrates a more flexible approach to penalty clauses in contracts, and illustrates how the unfairness rules will be applied to penalty charges in consumer-facing contracts (EULAs, e-commerce terms etc).’

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Technology Law Update, 28th April 2015

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Barry Beavis parking charges challenge dismissed – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking, unfair contract terms by sally

‘A chip shop owner has lost his Court of Appeal challenge over what he claimed were “unfair, unlawful and disproportionate” parking charges.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2015

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“Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 20th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, EC law, fines, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘Although an individual’s right to privacy is usually thought of in the context of state intrusion in one form or another, in reality the real threat of intrusion in a society such as ours comes from unsolicited marketing calls.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th April 2015

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Tribunal increases ICO fine over unsolicited marketing by 50% – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 17th, 2015 in electronic mail, fines, news, privacy, telecommunications, tribunals by sally

‘A UK court has increased the level of fine imposed on a business which made unsolicited marketing calls to people signed up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) by 50%.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2015

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Tax disc changes: Expert calls on Government to help drivers avoid being caught out by new car sale rules – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2015 in Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, fines, news, taxation by sally

‘A car expert has urged the Government to do more to raise awareness of new car tax disc rules, as thousands of drivers have been fined or had their cars towed for buying uninsured vehicles.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2015

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Dog walkers who don’t clean up their pet’s mess to face £100 fine – The Independent

‘Under a new law designed to tackle Britain’s dog poo problem, owners caught without a poop scooping bag will be fined £100.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2015

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Abolition of paper car tax disc: Why are drivers being fined and having vehicles towed away? – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2015 in fines, internet, news, statistics, vehicle excise duty by sally

‘Thousands more new car owners are being hit with fines and having their cars clamped and towed away since major changes were made to the tax disc system.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2015

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More fines for unsolicited calls or texts likely, says ICO, as new rules come into force – OUT-LAW.com

‘Changes to the rules governing when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can fine companies for making unsolicited telephone calls or sending unsolicited text messages will help the UK’s privacy watchdog to “make more fines stick”, it has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2015

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Crackdown begins on nuisance texts and phone calls – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2015 in consultations, fines, news, nuisance, telecommunications by sally

‘The spam text message will be familiar to most people. “Our records indicate you had a non-fault accident in the last three years and are in line for receiving compensation. Reply YES for more info. Reply NO to opt out.”’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2015

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Council ban legislation creating ‘bizarre’ laws, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, crime, fines, legislation, local government, news, nuisance, public order by sally

‘A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, campaigners say.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Wee will make them clean it up themselves, vows town plagued by public urination – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in fines, local government, news, public order, restorative justice by sally

‘The restorative justice plan, introduced in Eastleigh, Hampshire, is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2015

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Court charge of up to £1,200 for criminals revealed – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2015 in costs, fines, guilty pleas, news, trials by sally

‘Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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