Man spends £30,000 fighting £100 speeding fine – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, fines, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘A man spent £30,000 of his savings on a failed legal battle “for justice” over a £100 speeding fine. Richard Keedwell, 71, said a “seriously flawed” legal system meant fighting the fine had taken nearly three years and used up his sons’ inheritance money.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Huddersfield fined £50,000 by FA for kit sponsorship stunt – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in advertising, fines, news, sport by tracey

‘Huddersfield have been fined £50,000 after admitting a charge relating to the Football Association’s kit and advertising regulations. The club were widely criticised for a sash-style shirt which bore the logo of a bookmaker when they unveiled it as their home kit in July.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2019

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Anger as River Teifi pollution plant avoids prosecution – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in accidents, animals, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution, prosecutions, Wales, water by sally

‘Anglers are “appalled and dismayed” at the decision not to prosecute a company that polluted a river, killing about 18,000 fish.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for “puerile” social media posts on clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who repeatedly made “inappropriate and puerile comments” on social media about his clients’ matters, and revealed confidential information, has been rebuked for his conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2019

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Woman sentenced for faking terminal illness to con charity into paying for her wedding – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who claimed she had terminal cancer so she could con a small charity into paying for a wedding ceremony has today been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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Company boss fined £1,000 for knocking over cyclist in Mercedes then driving away – The Independent

‘The owner of an exclusive company that recruits household staff for wealthy clients has been fined nearly £1,000 for knocking over a cyclist and driving away.’

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The Independent, 15th August 2019

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Court spares Steve Coogan full driving ban so new Alan Partridge series is not cancelled – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2019 in artistic works, fines, licensing, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘Steve Coogan has escaped a full six-month driving ban despite speeding after a magistrates court took into account the “hardship” it would cause for people working on the new Alan Partridge series.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Fifa accused of ‘astonishing’ leniency after fining Manchester City for breaching rules on transfers of schoolchildren – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2019 in children, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, school children, sport by tracey

‘Fifa was on Wednesday night accused of risking more clubs flouting rules designed to protect child footballers after Manchester City were let off with a fine for their part in breaking regulations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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Police told not to use fines in stalking cases after Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers have been told not to hand out fixed penalty notices in stalking and harassment cases after the teenager Shana Grice was fined for wasting police time before she was murdered.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2019

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Assistant chief constable smashed into oncoming car because she was trying to make hands free call to MP husband, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer who smashed into an oncoming car while trying to make a hands-free phone call to her MP husband escaped a driving ban today.

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2019

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Millwall fined and forced to accept 12 point action plan as punishment for racist chanting in FA Cup match – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in fines, news, racism, sport by tracey

‘Millwall were forced to accept a 12 point action plan for beating discrimination on the terraces on Thursday after being hit with a £10,000 fine for racist chanting against Everton in the FA Cup last season.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2019

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British Airways issued with notice of intention to fine £183m for passenger data breach. – 4 KBW

Posted August 1st, 2019 in airlines, data protection, fines, news, notification by sally

‘British Airways (‘BA’) are facing a historic fine of £183m following a major data breach reported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) on 6th September 2018 in which hackers successfully stole customers’ personal data consisting of passenger login details, card details, addresses and travel booking information. The ICO had previously reported that the personal data of around 500,000 passengers was stolen from BA’s website and the mobile app in a different data breach which purportedly started in June 2018.’

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4 KBW, 11th July 2019

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Ladbrokes Coral fined after customer lost £98,000 – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2019 in consumer protection, fines, gambling, money laundering, news by sally

‘The owner of Ladbrokes Coral has been fined £5.9m for not protecting vulnerable customers and for failings in its anti-money laundering measures.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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Airbnb host fined £100,000 for letting council flat – BBC News

‘An Airbnb host who rented out his central London council flat to tourists has been fined £100,000 and evicted.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2019

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RT fined £200,000 for breaching impartiality rules – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, fines, media, news, Russia by sally

‘RT has been fined £200,000 by the media regulator for breaching impartiality rules.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2019

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High Court rejects solicitor’s appeal against £15,000 fine – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal by a solicitor against a £15,000 fine for paying £900 from a client into his personal bank account.’

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Legal Futures, 24th July 2019

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Squirrel-eating men at Soho vegan food stall fined – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in fines, food, harassment, news, public order, veganism by sally

‘Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in brexit, budgets, EC law, fines, news, ombudsmen, referendums, statutory interpretation by sally

‘Brexit activist Darren Grimes has won an appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission for his activity during the 2016 Brexit referendum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2019

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Farmer fined after blaming sheep for 23ft hole he made in Offa’s Dyke – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2019 in animals, criminal damage, fines, monuments, news by tracey

‘A farmer who busted a 23ft hole in a world-famous Welsh monument and then tried to blame his sheep, has been ordered to pay more than £2,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2019

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Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

‘A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died leaning out of a train window. Simon Brown, 24, was killed when he hit his head on a steel gantry on the side of the track while on the Gatwick Express in London in August 2016. In May, Govia Thameslink Railway admitted a health and safety breach because a sign saying not to lean out was not displayed clearly enough.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2019

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