Man fined for swallowing goldfish on film – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2014 in animal cruelty, cautions, fines, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘A 20-year-old man from Suffolk has been fined £200 after he was filmed swallowing two goldfish as part of a ‘Neknominate” online dare.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2014

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Woman who grew cannabis in Sussex home fined £45,000 – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in drug offences, fines, news by michael

A 50-year-old woman faces being jailed unless she repays tens of thousands of pounds she made by transforming her Sussex home into a cannabis factory.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2014

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Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger fined for damaging door – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in criminal damage, fines, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Footballer Nile Ranger has been fined for repeatedly kicking a jammed door at his penthouse flat in Swindon.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2014

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Record number of data complaints made to ICO – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2014 in appeals, complaints, data protection, disclosure, fines, news, nuisance, privacy, statistics by tracey

‘The UK’s information commissioner has called for better funding for the country’s data regulator amid a record number of cases.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2014

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Woman fined £1,000 in court for cruelty to rabbit found starving and with overgrown teeth – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2014 in animal cruelty, fines, news by sally

‘A woman whose neglected rabbit had to be put down after its teeth grew more than two inches out of its mouth has been ordered to pay more than £1,000.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2014

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Rolf Harris jailed for five years nine months for indecently assaulting girls – The Guardian

‘The judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, sentenced the 84-year-old entertainer to a total of five years and nine months in prison on 12 counts of indecent assault. Harris will serve half the total jail sentence with some of the individual sentences to be served consecutively and others concurrently.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2014

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Teenager fined after taking selfie in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in contempt of court, costs, fines, news, photography, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Joel Norris took a photo of himself and four co-defendants during his trial and uploaded it on to Twitter saying, ‘Lads in the court box lol’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2014

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Nuisance claims firms face huge fines – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 27th, 2014 in claims management, fines, personal injuries, press releases by tracey

‘Lord Faulks QC has today announced rogue claims firms providing a bad service and bombarding people with nuisance calls will face large fines.’

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Ministry of Justice, 27th June 2014

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Rogue CMCs to face massive new fines – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 27th, 2014 in claims management, fines, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Rogue claims management companies that use information based on cold calling or spam texts could face seven-figure fines under new government powers.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th June 2014

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Tribunal upholds decision to overturn ICO fine for unsolicited marketing activities – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2014 in advertising, appeals, fines, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has lost its appeal against a decision to overturn a £300,000 monetary penalty it served on an individual for his part in what the watchdog claimed was a serious breach of UK privacy laws.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2014

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How many people will get £10,000 fines for speeding? – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2014 in fines, news, road traffic offences, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘The maximum financial penalty that magistrates courts can impose has been increased fourfold, although the data shows that only a few will have to pay much more.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2014

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New distance selling rules among new UK consumer protection law reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 16th, 2014 in consent, consumer protection, contracts, EC law, fines, internet, news, time limits by sally

‘Businesses must respect new consumer rights to cancel contracts for services or the supply of digital content over the internet up to a minimum of 14 days after those contracts have been entered into, under new rules which have come into force in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2014

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Magistrate court fines ‘may rise 300%’ under new plans – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2014 in fines, magistrates, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘Maximum fines imposed by magistrates are set to rise dramatically under new proposals for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2014

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EBay could face compensation claims following cyber attack, warns expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in compensation, computer crime, data protection, fines, identity fraud, news by sally

‘Online marketplace eBay may face compensations claims from some of its users if their IT security systems are shown to be deficient in light of a major cyber attack that has hit the company, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd May 2014

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European Parliament Election 2014: Don’t take selfies in the polling station or you could face prison time – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in elections, fines, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘The selfie, the self-taken photograph and scourge of 21st century discourse, is now enough of a thing that the Electoral Commission has felt the need to issue a warning to those voting in the European Parliament and local elections that taking one in a polling booth could result in hefty fines or prison time.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2014

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Prison for a day – the real issues continue to be ignored – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 20th, 2014 in community service, fines, imprisonment, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Last week we read that the Centre for Social Justice, a think tank set up by Iain Duncan Smith, has promulgated a new approach to sentencing, based on an American model. Those of you who are not of tender years will recall another approach to sentencing we took from the Americans – the sentencing guidelines; look how well they have turned out.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th May 2014

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Man who drove into lollipop lady found guilty of driving without due care – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2014 in accidents, driving without due care & attention, fines, news by sally

‘A motorist who ploughed into a lollipop lady and a group of children outside a primary school during a coughing fit has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2014

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Police officer fined for sharing extreme porn on mobile phone while on duty – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2014 in fines, news, police, pornography by tracey

‘James Addison fined £6,000 after admitting he sent pornographic videos and stills to colleagues using WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2014

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Draft codes of practice for employers on preventing illegal working and avoiding discrimination during recruitment – Home Office

‘The draft codes of practice on preventing illegal working and avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working have been laid in Parliament on Tuesday 6 May 2014 pursuant to section 19 and section 23 respectively of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. They update the codes issued in February 2008.’

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Home Office, 6th May 2014

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Mother escapes fine for taking children out of school to go on holiday because they were star pupils – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in fines, holidays, news, parental responsibility, school children by tracey

‘The mother of two, who was prosecuted for taking her two children out of school for five days to go to a UK holiday camp, does not have to pay a fine because the children’s education is “well up to standard”, court hears.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2014

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