Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2021 in competition, fines, internet, news, takeovers by sally

‘Facebook has been fined £50.5m ($70m) by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which accuses it of deliberately breaking rules.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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Water company fined £100,000 for unsafe street work practices – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 20th, 2021 in fines, health & safety, local government, news, utilities by sally

‘Thames Water has been fined £100,000 after being prosecuted by Transport for London for four safety street works related offences committed on the TfL Road Network.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2021

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Landlord ordered to pay more than £33k in fines and costs over failure to license property – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 18th, 2021 in fines, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘Merton Council has successfully prosecuted a landlord and his associated property agency for letting unsafe properties and operating in an unlicensed manner.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2021

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Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in data protection, fines, harassment, news, privacy, video recordings by tracey

‘Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2021

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Aster Healthcare fined £1m over woman’s scalding bath death – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2021 in care homes, corporate manslaughter, elderly, fines, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A care home firm has been fined more than £1m for corporate manslaughter after the death of a dementia patient who was put in a scalding bath.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2021

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Non-practising barrister fined for calling herself “barrister-at-law” – Legal Futures

‘A non-practising barrister has been reprimanded and for describing herself as a “barrister-at-law” on emails, telling a client she could represent her and taking money to submit an immigration application.’

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Legal Futures, 6th October 2021

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules – BBC News

‘Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2021

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Patel pledges six months in prison or big fines for motorway protesters – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will face up to six months in prison or unlimited fines under plans to stop climate campaigners bringing traffic to a halt, Priti Patel will say this week.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2021

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Patisserie Valerie auditors fined £2.3m over ‘serious lack of competence’ – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2021 in accountants, auditors, fines, insolvency, news by sally

‘The auditor of Patisserie Valerie has been fined £2.3m and accused of a “serious lack of competence” over its role in the accounting scandal that led to the collapse of the cafe chain.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2021

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Will The Online Safety Bill Impact Your Rights? – Each Other

‘The internet is an untamed beast with sparse rules and regulations, so comprehensive moderation – whether desirable or not – seems an impossible task. Nonetheless, it is one with which the UK government is currently attempting to grapple.’

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Each Other, 23rd September 2021

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London butcher hit with £40k fine for selling poor quality chicken, following successful prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 21st, 2021 in fines, food, health & safety, local government, news by sally

‘A warrant is out for the arrest of a butcher after prosecutors at Barking and Dagenham Council secured a conviction over the attempted sale of poor-quality chicken to customers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th September 2021

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Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of dangerous driving – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who received a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving after hitting a telegraph pole as well as multiple parked cars has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 21st September 2021

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Foot fetish man avoids jail for 1,263 nuisance calls to NHS 111 – The Independent

‘A foot fetishist who made more than a thousand calls to the NHS’s 111 service to ask the call handlers about their feet has been convicted and fined.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2021

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Barrister fined for tweet that “could promote hostility towards Muslims” – Legal Futures

‘A barrister at the centre of a storm of outrage over tweets he published earlier this year has been fined and warned over one tweet that was offensive and “could promote hostility towards Muslims”.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2021

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Landlord ordered to pay more than £21,000 after council prosecutes him for unlicensed house in multiple occupation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 11th, 2021 in costs, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A private landlord operating an unlicensed and overcrowded property in Kensal Green has been told to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs by Willesden Magistrates’ Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th August 2021

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Pret, McColls and Welcome Break in minimum wage fail – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2021 in fines, minimum wage, news by sally

‘Pret, McColls and Welcome Break are among almost 200 firms “named and shamed” by the government for not paying workers the minimum wage.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2021

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Harrison Ballantyne: WH Malcolm Limited fined £6.5m over death – BBC News

‘A company has been fined £6.5m after an 11-year-old boy was electrocuted at a rail depot, a regulator said.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2021

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Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2021 in competition, consumer protection, fines, medicines, news by sally

‘A drug company that increased the price of a crucial thyroid remedy more than 10-fold has prompted fines of more than £100m by the competition watchdog.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Nationality and Borders Bill: risking Britain’s reputation? – 5SAH

‘The Law Society has warned the new Nationality and Borders Bill risks jeopardising Britain’s “global reputation for justice”.’

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5SAH, 22nd July 2021

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Vue cinema chain fined £750,000 over seat crush death – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2021 in accidents, costs, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘The Vue cinema chain has been fined £750,000 for safety breaches which led to the death of a man who became trapped under a chair.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2021

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