Drivers to face automatic £100 fines for ignoring lane closures – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2019 in fines, news, road traffic offences, roads by sally

‘Drivers who ignore lane closures on smart motorways in England will face automatic £100 fines and penalty points on their licence, under new laws.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2019

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NHS threatening millions with fines for validly claiming free prescriptions, investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2019 in dentists, fines, medicines, news by sally

‘The NHS is harassing millions of vulnerable patients by threatening them with fines for validly claiming free prescriptions and dental treatment, an investigation has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2019

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Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in accidents, duty of care, fines, health & safety, news, sport by sally

‘Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arrangements in operation on 15 April 1989 when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Kerry Katona fined £500 for failing to send her child to school – BBC News

‘Singer Kerry Katona has been fined £500 for failing to send one of her children to school.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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Flight attendant turned up for work more than four times over alcohol limit – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2019 in airlines, alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, news by tracey

‘A flight attendant has been fined after reporting for duty while more than four times over the alcohol limit.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2019

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Court throws out convicted client’s negligence claim against solicitors – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A convicted client has failed in a bid to make his former solicitors stump up the bill for his £450,000 fine imposed in the Crown court. In Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor, sitting in the High Court, struck out the negligence claim by landowner Philip Day.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th May 2019

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Gambling machines and websites to carry alcohol-style health warnings in new ‘public health’ approach – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2019 in fines, gambling, health, news, sentencing by sally

‘Gambling firms will be expected to carry alcohol-style health warnings on the risks of products from Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to online bets on sports matches to combat addiction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2019

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The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl – BBC News

‘The Priory healthcare group has been fined £300,000 over the death of a child at one of its hospitals.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2019

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UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in fines, hate crime, Islam, media, news by michael

‘A UK-based TV station has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom after broadcasting hate speech about the Ahmadi community, amid growing fears that the religious group is facing persecution.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for role in fraudulent transfer of Islamic centre – Legal Futures

Posted April 15th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, fraud, news, sale of land, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who recklessly facilitated a “dubious transaction” involving an Islamic community centre has been fined £20,000 and given a suspended suspension.’

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Legal Futures, 15th April 2019

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Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2019 in data protection, fines, news, pregnancy by michael

‘The fine was issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in what it said was an “unprecedented” case.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Ex-GP practice manager fined for emailing personal data to own account without authorisation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, electronic mail, fines, news by sally

‘A former GP practice manager has been fined for sending personal data to her own email account without authorisation, following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

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Councils face a losing battle as they crack down on rogue landlords – The Guardian

‘Despite dawn raids and legal action, the number of unlicensed rentals in houses of multiple occupation continues to grow.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2019

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ULEZ: New pollution charge begins in London – BBC News

‘Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone area at any time.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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City watchdog fines Goldman Sachs £34.4m for misreporting – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in banking, financial regulation, fines, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Goldman Sachs has been fined £34.4m by the City regulator for misreporting millions of transactions over a decade.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2019

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Barrister withdrew from case “without telling client or chambers” – Legal Futures

Posted March 28th, 2019 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A barrister who failed to tell a client that he was withdrawing from their case before the Court of Appeal has effectively been suspended for three years.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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How Does UK Human Rights Law Protect Football Players Like Raheem Sterling And Danny Rose From Racial Abuse? – Rights Info

Posted March 27th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, hate crime, human rights, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The England football team put on a striking performance during the Euro 2020 qualifier match against Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday.’

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Rights Info, 26th March 2019

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NHS employee fined for unlawfully accessing personal records – Local Government Lawyer

‘An employee of an NHS Foundation Trust in the West Midlands has been fined for unlawfully accessing the personal records of 14 individuals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st March 2019

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Sheffield United’s Sophie Jones quits football after being found guilty of racial abuse, labels FA hearing a ‘kangaroo court’ – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2019 in evidence, fines, news, racism, sport, witnesses by tracey

‘Sheffield United’s Sophie Jones has claimed she will quit football after being found guilty of racially abusing Renee Hector by the FA. Jones labelled the FA’s hearing as a “kangaroo court” and says she can no longer play under a governing body who she “does not have any confidence in”. The FA reached a guilty verdict on Wednesday after Jones was alleged to have made monkey noises at Tottenham’s Renee Hector on 6 January in the Women’s Championship, with the 27-year-old receiving a five-match ban and being fined £200. Jones was subsequently sacked by Sheffield United.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2019

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