‘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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Couple face court after taking children out of school to see sick grandfather – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2015 in education, families, fines, news, prosecutions, school children, truancy by sally

‘A couple who took their children out of school without permission to visit their sick grandfather in India are being taken to court this week as part of the government’s continuing crackdown on term-time absence.’
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The Guardian, 5th July 2015

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EE fined £1m by Ofcom for poor complaints handling – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in complaints, consumer protection, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘EE, the UK’s largest mobile phone operator, has been fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2015

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FCA to consult on issue of unsolicited marketing in consumer credit market this summer – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to consult on the issue of unsolicited marketing by consumer credit firms this summer, according to an answer given in the UK parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st July 2015

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Fruit farm manager jailed over deaths of men who ‘scuba dived’ for apples – The Guardian

‘A fruit farm manager has been jailed for the manslaughter of two workers who died after climbing into a sealed storage unit to collect the best apples for a competition.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Right to rent: all landlords must check immigration status or face £3,000 fine – Daily Telegraph

‘Landlords in England will be responsible for spotting illegal tenants ‘from September’ after a trial in the West Midlands results in fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2015

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Co-operative Bank could face fines from regulators – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2015 in banking, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘The scandal which enveloped the Co-operative Bank was reawakened on Tuesday when the bank revealed it was facing fines from City regulators over the events that led to its near collapse two years ago.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2015

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Higher fines for repeated corporate convictions more likely following Thames Water judgment, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘ Companies repeatedly convicted of regulatory offences should expect fines to be in the millions of pounds following a string of recent court cases.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd June 2015

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First ever motorist convicted for ‘lane hogging’ – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in careless driving, costs, fines, news by tracey

‘A motorist has been convicted of careless driving for “hogging” the middle motorway lane, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2015

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English judge: persistent environmental offenders should expect ‘substantial’ fines – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies that persistently breach environmental regulations should expect a “substantial increase” in fines levied for their second and subsequent offences, judges in the Court of Appeal have warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2015

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Criminal law changes – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Offender Rehabilitation Act

This act came into force on 1 February 2015 for sentences imposed on or after that date. This is important for any defendant who receives a sentence of more than one day but less than two years, and who is over 18 on the day of their release. They will now be required to spend a total of one year either on licence or on supervision under the provisions introduced by this statute (section 256AA of the Criminal Justice Act 2003).’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th June 2015

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Record PPI fine for Lloyds knocks 12% off Horta-Osório’s bonus – The Guardian

‘Lloyds Banking Group has docked £350,000 from the bonus of its boss António Horta-Osório after being hit with a £117m fine for unacceptable handling of compensation claims for payment protection insurance.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2015

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Smoking ban in cars carrying children put to vote in Wales – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in children, fines, news, smoking, Wales by sally

‘A vote on banning people from smoking in cars when children are present is to take place in the Welsh Assembly.’
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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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