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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Abattoir boss fined £8,000 over horsemeat charges – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2015 in fines, food, forgery, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A slaughterhouse boss has become the first person to be sentenced in connection with the horsemeat scandal that rocked British supermarkets in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2015

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Taunton street preacher convicted for homophobic sermon – BBC News

‘A Christian street preacher has been convicted of delivering homophobic sermons in the middle of a high street.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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European Commission fines broker in Libor cartel case – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in competition, EC law, fines, interest, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The European Commission announced on 4 February that it fined the UK broker ICAP EUR 14.9 million for its role in allegedly facilitating cartel activity that manipulated the yen Libor interest rate.’

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Zenith Chambers, 6th February 2015

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More health and safety offenders likely to appeal, says expert, as magistrates get power to issue unlimited fines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 17th, 2015 in appeals, fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘Companies and individuals charged with health and safety offences in England and Wales will be likely to change their tactics in the courts following last week’s removal of the cap on fines imposed by the magistrates’ courts, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2015

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Unlimited fines for serious offences – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 13th, 2015 in fines, magistrates, news by sally

‘A new law has come into force today (12 March 2015) which removes the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fines magistrates could impose.’

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NHS trust ordered to pay nearly £20,000 over dermatitis failings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2015 in costs, fines, health, health & safety, hospitals, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust in Cornwall has been ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in fines and costs over failings in its approach to dealing with dermatitis. The Health & Safety Executive prosecuted the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust following an investigation that found 23 cases of dermatitis – occurring between 2007 and 2012 – had not been reported to it as is required by the law.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th March 2015

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Barrister disbarred for practising without valid PC – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 26th, 2015 in barristers, crime, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, fines, news by sally

‘A barrister has been disbarred after he was found to have practised for almost 10 months without a valid practising certificate.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2015

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‘Millions of pounds’ hang on one parking fine appeal – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Barry Beavis is in court with the aim of striking a blow “for every motorist, in every car park”.’

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The Independent, 24th February 2015

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Metal thefts ‘down by a third’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in fines, handling stolen goods, licensing, news, statistics, theft by sally

‘Metal thefts have fallen by a third in England and Wales since a new law to tackle the trade in stolen metal came into force, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2015

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SRA taken to task over perceived City bias – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in costs, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has rebuked the Solicitors Regulation Authority for giving the impression that it treats City lawyers more leniently than solicitors from smaller firms in prosecuting allegations of lack of integrity.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2015

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Danny Alexander calls for corporate tax evasion crackdown – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in codes of practice, corporation tax, fines, news, prosecutions, tax evasion by sally

‘Companies that fail to prevent tax evasion could face penalties as part of plans announced by Danny Alexander.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2015

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RAC: Millions in private parking fines ‘charged illegally’ – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2015 in appeals, enforcement, fines, news, parking, precedent, proportionality by sally

‘Millions of pounds of parking fines could have been charged illegally, according to the RAC Foundation.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2015

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Teacher fined for posting pro-Hitler image on Facebook aimed at Jews – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 19th, 2015 in costs, fines, internet, news, racism, teachers by sally

‘Mahmudul Choudhury faces losing job after admiting racially-aggravated offence aimed at Jews after sharing photo of former Nazi leader on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2015

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Maximum benefit fraud fines could be increased to £5,000 – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2015 in benefits, fines, fraud, news, social services by sally

‘The maximum administrative penalty for benefit fraud that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution could be doubled under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Phonepayplus Ltd v Ashraf and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 27th, 2015 in codes of practice, enforcement, fines, law reports, telecommunications, tribunals by sally

Phonepayplus Ltd v Ashraf and another [2014] EWHC 4303 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 16

‘OFCOM had the power to delegate to the relevant “enforcement authority” under section 120 of the Communications Act 2003 all powers of enforcement of the provisions of the Code of Practice under the Act. It was implicit in the code that the provisions in it for imposing sanctions upon premium rate service providers for breach of the code were subject to the limitations set out in section 123(2) of the Act.’

WLR Daily, 19th December 2014

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Pub chef and manager jailed over Christmas dinner that left a diner dead – The Guardian

‘A pub chef and his manager have both been jailed after a Christmas dinner served at their restaurant left a mother dead and dozens of other diners ill with food poisoning.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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