Kent police passed alleged domestic abuser sensitive details of complainant – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in data protection, disclosure, domestic violence, fines, news, police by tracey

‘Kent police force has been found guilty of serious breaches after an alleged domestic abuser was passed sensitive details and intimate pictures of the woman who brought a complaint against him. The suspect was a police officer and the contents of the mobile phone of his partner were given to him, after they had been gathered by police investigating the domestic abuse claims.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Judge offers to pay court fine of abuse victim who stabbed her abuser on his doorstep after he avoided jail – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, fines, judges, news, victims, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has offered to pay the court fine of a Bradford teenager who stabbed a paedophile on his doorstep after he avoided jail for abusing her when she was just eight-years-old.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2016

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The UK Competition Regime and the CMA – OUP Blog

Posted April 19th, 2016 in competition, enforcement, fines, mergers, news, reports by sally

‘On 5 February 2015, the National Audit Office (NAO) published a report entitled ‘The UK Competition Regime’. The report assesses the performance of the UK competition regulators, focusing on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It concludes that the CMA has inherited certain strengths, including a positive legacy of merger and market investigation work. However, it has also inherited problems in competition enforcement, which derive, according to the NAO, from a difficult legal environment, very low business awareness of the organisation and competition law more broadly, and reputational damage caused by a series of high profile losses in court.’

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OUP Blog, 19th April 2016

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Drone pilots could face up to five years in prison if they put aircraft in danger – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in aircraft, criminal justice, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Drone pilots are liable to criminal prosecution if they fail to conduct a flight in a safe manner.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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Drivers could ‘face £70 fine’ for parking on pavements – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in fines, local government, news, parking by sally

‘Drivers could face fines of up to £70 for parking on the pavement as ministers reportedly look to extend the ban outside of London to the rest of England.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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G4S fined 100 times since 2010 for breaching prison contracts – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2016 in contracting out, contracts, fines, news, prisons by tracey

‘G4S has been fined at least 100 times for breaching its contracts to run prisons since 2010, according to data obtained by Labour.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2016

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Opportunity doesn’t knock twice: recovering damages for consequential loss – Hardwicke Chambers

‘Today’s banks are in receipt of the largest fines ever imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), or its predecessor the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and although they are taking responsibility for a number of failings (eg PPI, Derivatives, LIBOR and FOREX), restrictions on recovering loss, in particular where consequential loss is concerned, have come under significant scrutiny. This article examines the measure of loss in tort and contract, and particularly explores investors’ difficulties when making claims for loss of profit caused by mis selling.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 31st March 2016

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Police and prosecutors ‘losing sensitive evidence’ – BBC News

‘Sensitive details held by police and prosecutors in England are being lost because evidence is still being shared on computer discs, watchdogs say.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2016

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Cyclist handed fine after being spotted riding bike along M25 twice – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2016 in bicycles, fines, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘A cyclist caught riding his bike the wrong way down the M25 in an attempt to reach Heathrow Airport “put his own life at risk,” police have said.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2016

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Thousands of dog owners risk fines as microchip law comes into force – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in dogs, electronic monitoring, fines, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of thousands of dog owners risk being fined for failing to microchip their pets, as a new law comes into force making it compulsory.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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Police are ignoring law-breaking cyclists says traffic lawyer – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2016 in bicycles, fines, news, police, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘The police are turning a blind eye to law-breaking cyclists, traffic lawyer Nick Freeman – who calls himself Mr Loophole – has claimed after new statistics showed a sharp fall in the number of police penalties handed to cyclists.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2016

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

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Jean Charles de Menezes ruling: European Court of Human Rights rejects call to prosecute police officers who shot him – The Independent

‘The UK was right not to charge any police officers over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an electrician who they thought was a suicide bomber, in 2005.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2016

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Jean Charles de Menezes ruling due in European court of human rights – The Guardian

‘A ruling on whether British police officers should have been charged for the fatal shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes at a London tube station in 2005 is to be delivered by the European court of human rights on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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SRA fines family lawyer for failing to record cash payments – Legal Futures

Posted March 29th, 2016 in accounts, fines, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘A family lawyer who failed to record cash payments from clients has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 29th March 2016

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Sentencing Council launches new revised definitive guideline for sentencing dangerous dog offences – Sentencing Council

Posted March 17th, 2016 in community service, dogs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a revised guideline for judges and magistrates on the sentencing of dangerous dog offences. The new guideline, which has been issued following a public consultation, will come into effect on 1 July 2016.’

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Sentencing Council, 17th March 2016

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Mike Ashley: Could Sports Direct boss be jailed in Big Ben? – BBC News

‘Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has been warned he could be in contempt of Parliament if he continues to refuse to appear in front of a committee of MPs. It sounds serious – but what could actually happen to him?’

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BBC News, 16th March 2016

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Information watchdog slaps MP with £5k penalty over nuisance calling Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2016 in elections, fines, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘A London MP, David Lammy, has been hit with a £5,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after he instigated the making of 35,629 calls over two days.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2016

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Car smoking ban farce as Met nets no prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2016 in children, enforcement, fines, health, news, police, prosecutions, smoking, statistics by tracey

‘A new law aimed at protecting children from health risks of adults smoking in cars has turned into a farce after it emerged that Britain’s largest police force has not prosecuted a single driver.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2016

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Sole practitioner who overcharged client by 500% is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A sole practitioner who overcharged by 500% for private client work has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2016

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