Health and safety: Do higher fines and tougher enforcement make for more appeals? – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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The legal landscape on cybersecurity is changing with stiffer fines for breaches on the way, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 17th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, fines, news, notification by sally

‘Organisations face stiffer obligations on the security measures they must put in place to prevent their systems and data being compromised as well as new duties to disclose major incidents or breaches they experience.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

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UK bosses face tougher punishments over corporate pay rules – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in company directors, consultations, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘Boardroom bosses face tougher punishments when they break financial reporting rules under proposals being submitted to the government by the body which polices corporate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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New ‘automatic online conviction procedure’ to be set up by the UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2017 in electronic filing, fines, guilty pleas, news by sally

‘People guilty of “low level” offences in England and Wales will be able to accept and pay penalties and avoid having to appear before court under a new online process to be set up by the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2017

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Computer says ‘guilty’ – online convictions set to become reality – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in electronic filing, fines, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Defendants will soon be able to plead guilty, be convicted and pay a penalty immediately and entirely online for certain offences, the Ministry of Justice announced yesterday as digital justice moved a step closer to reality.’

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Legal Futures, 9th February 2017

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Man jailed for racial abuse on Manchester tram – The Guardian

‘Robert Molloy, 20, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison over the racist attack filmed by a fellow tram passenger in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2017 in disabled persons, equality, fines, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Councils rejecting parking appeals ‘out of hand’ without reading them – watchdog report – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2017 in appeals, fines, local government, news, ombudsmen, parking, reports by sally

‘Cash-hungry councils are “all too often” rejecting out of hand drivers’ challenges to parking fines without even bothering to read them, according to a watchdog report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2017

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Supreme Court adds to Bar regulator’s legal costs and training headaches – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found itself under attack from multiple directions this week, including the Supreme Court announcing yesterday that it would hear an appeal about a case involving claims of race discrimination in its disciplinary processes.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2017

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Companies pay out more than £1.5m for breaking environment laws – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in enforcement, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘More than £1.5m will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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Schools relax term time holiday rules as one father’s case goes to the Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2017 in appeals, education, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘Term-time holidays are now being allowed by schools in many parts of the country after councils changed their policy fining parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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Fine firms for sexist dress rules, say MPs – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in employment, equality, fines, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘The government must enforce the law to ban sexist dress rules at work that discriminate against women, MPs say.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2017

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Taxi driver who refused to take guide dog is fined – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2017 in costs, disabled persons, equality, fines, news, taxis by tracey

‘A taxi driver who refused to carry a guide dog because he claimed it was against his religion has been fined for breaching equality laws.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2017

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Students took equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in botched experiment – The Independent

Posted January 26th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, medical treatment, news, universities by tracey

‘A British university has been fined £400,000 after two of its students were left fighting for their lives following a botched science experiment.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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Worst speeding drivers to face harsher fines starting from 150pc of weekly income – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2017 in fines, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

‘rivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences are set to face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines for magistrates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2017

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KFC fined £1m over Teesside workers’ gravy burns – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Fast food chain KFC has been fined almost £1m after two employees suffered burns while handling hot gravy without gloves.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2017

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Thousands of drivers caught in mobile phone crackdown – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in fines, news, police, road traffic offences, telecommunications by sally

‘Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a week-long crackdown by police.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2017

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Black Lives Matter Heathrow protesters found guilty – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2017 in demonstrations, fines, news, roads by sally

‘Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who blocked a road to Heathrow Airport have been found guilty of wilful obstruction of the highway.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2017

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Property developer ordered to pay £55k over listed building offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 19th, 2017 in construction industry, costs, fines, historic buildings, local government, news by tracey

‘A property development business, a director and a site manager have been ordered to pay more than £55,000 between them after removing historic fixtures in every room of a grade-II listed house in Lincoln without consent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th January 2017

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