Bank fined £75,000 over unsolicited marketing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2017 in advertising, banking, consent, fines, news by sally

‘A UK bank has been fined £75,000 by the information commissioner after failing to ensure that recipients of millions of its marketing messages had consented to receiving those communications.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2017

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United Utilities fined £300,000 after water contamination scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in contamination, fines, news, water, water companies by tracey

‘A water company has been fined £300,000 after admitting polluting the drinking water of more than 700,000 people.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Council fined £150k over failures on hand arm vibration syndrome – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 10th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news by sally

‘A Welsh council has been fined £150,000 after a 57-year old employee in its StreetScene department was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th October 2017

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Fining property manager £5k “completely disproportionate”: tribunal judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2017 in agency, compensation, fines, landlord & tenant, news, proportionality by tracey

‘A council’s imposition of a £5,000 fine on a property management business for failing to be a member of a redress scheme for three weeks was “unreasonable in the circumstances and completely disproportionate”, a tribunal judge has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th October 2017

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Court rejects booking claims and convicts cab driver of blagging – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 5th, 2017 in costs, fines, licensing, news, taxis, uninsured drivers by tracey

‘A private hire cab driver in Milton Keynes has been convicted of illegally plying for hire (blagging), with the magistrates’ court rejecting his argument that as he had make the booking on behalf of the customer the fare was lawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2017

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London Trading Standards issue £370k fines to letting agents in three months – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 28th, 2017 in consumer protection, estate agents, fines, landlord & tenant, London, news by sally

‘Trading Standards departments in London have issued fines amounting to around £370,000 to lettings agents in the last three months alone, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th September 2017

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Ex-employee of adult care department fined for taking personal data – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 26th, 2017 in costs, data protection, fines, news, social services by sally

‘A former employee of Leicester City Council’s adult social care department has been fine for unlawfully obtaining personal data.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th September 2017

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Two Buddhists fined £15,000 for releasing crustaceans into sea – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2017 in environmental protection, fines, news by sally

‘Two Buddhists who released £5,000 worth of crustaceans into the Channel as part of a religious ceremony have been fined almost £15,000 for causing “untold damage” to the environment.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2017

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Secret Millionaire property developer jailed for manslaughter after carpenter fell through ceiling – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, homicide, imprisonment, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A property developer who appeared on The Secret Millionaire has been jailed for manslaughter after a carpenter fell through the ceiling of a development a year after safety warnings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2017

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Leicester City fan fined for chanting homophobic hate at Brighton supporters – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in fines, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, sexual orientation discrimination, sport by tracey

‘A football fan has been fined after admitting chanting homophobic abuse at rival supporters during a Premier League match.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Betting firms could be fined over ads ‘targeting vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2017 in advertising, fines, gambling, news, standards by tracey

‘Four betting firms could face fines over adverts disguised as news articles that “targeted vulnerable people” with claims about a gambler who cleared his debts and paid for his wife’s medical treatment by playing online casino games.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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Parents face fines for driving children to school in push to curb pollution – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, health, news, pollution, road traffic by tracey

‘As the new academic year begins, a survey of councils shows many are enforcing laws preventing parking immediately outside the school gates, using CCTV cameras and mobile monitoring vehicles to crack down on parents flouting the rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

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Wayne Shaw fined and banned from football for two months over ‘piegate’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined £375 and suspended from all football activity for two months for breaching betting rules over “piegate.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

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Councils to be banned by ministers from using bin fines as means to generate income – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 5th, 2017 in ASBOs, fines, local government, news, waste by sally

‘Councils are to be banned from using bin fines “as a means to generate income” after it emerged that families are risking large penalties and criminal records if they put out overflowing bins.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2017

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Tribunal urges SRA to reconsider advice on solicitors entering sexual relationships with clients – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should reconsider the advice it gives to solicitors who enter into sexual relationships with clients, a tribunal has said as it fined one £8,500 for the conflict of interest such a relationship caused.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2017

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Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in fines, gambling, news by tracey

‘Watchdog fines online bookmaker for failures in protecting problem gamblers, including one who staked more than £1.3m.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2017

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Lettings agency to pay £20k-plus after prosecution over sham licences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in compensation, costs, fines, fraud, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A lettings agency has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 in fines, compensation and costs after issuing ‘sham licences’ to renters and using a letting agency association logo when it was not a member, in what is thought to be the first prosecution of its kind in England.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st August 2017

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National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2017 in compensation, fines, minimum wage, news by sally

‘Workers whose bosses failed to pay the National Minimum Wage are to be refunded a record £2m, the government has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2017

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UK watchdog seeks to quell fears about heavy fines under the GDPR – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2017 in data protection, fines, news by sally

‘Businesses that are responsible for “minor infringements” of new EU data protection laws shortly after they come into effect will not be made an example of, the UK’s information commissioner has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2017

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New law could criminalise uncovering personal data abuses, advocate warns – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2017 in anonymity, bills, data protection, fines, identification, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A new law proposed to protect the privacy of British internet users could end up criminalising the only people working to uncover abuses of personal data, a leading privacy researcher has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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