Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2018 in fines, gambling, money laundering, news by sally

‘Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m for failing to stop stolen money being gambled through its website and for failing to protect customers showing signs of problem gambling.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2018

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Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2018 in airports, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Heathrow Airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for “serious” data protection failings. It comes after a staff member lost a USB stick last October containing “sensitive personal data”, which was later found by a member of the public.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2018

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£150,000 fine for claims firm that made “abusive” calls – Legal Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in advertising, complaints, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls for personal injury claims that some complainants described as abusive.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd October 2018

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ICO enforces the data protection fee – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in data protection, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Financial services companies, NHS bodies and recruitment companies are among 34 organisations that could be fined for failing to pay the new data protection fee, the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st October 2018

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Billy Joe Saunders fined £100,000 after emergence of ‘sickening’ video – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, news, sport by sally

‘Billy Joe Saunders has been fined £100,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control after the emergence of video footage in which he appears to offer a woman drugs.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2018

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Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2018 in consumer credit, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2018

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Social media firms face £18m fines if they send children notifications at night – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, fines, internet, news by sally

‘Social media firms face fines of up to £18m if they disturb children with notifications and alerts at night or during the school day under plans being considered by the information commissioner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2018

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Electoral Commission ‘misinterpreted’ Vote Leave expenses, court rules – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2018 in expenses, fines, news, referendums, statutory interpretation by sally

‘The Electoral Commission misinterpreted EU referendum spending laws allowing Vote Leave to break them, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2018

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Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris admits being more than twice drink-drive limit in Porsche – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, disqualification, driving licences, fines, news by tracey

‘Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit having been showered with drinks by diners at a London restaurant. The 31-year-old goalkeeper, of East Finchley, north London, was charged and bailed following a routine patrol stop in the early hours of August 24. He was fined £50,000 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2018

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County council fined £200k over disturbance of asbestos at primary school – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 12th, 2018 in asbestos, fines, health & safety, local government, news by tracey

‘Kent County Council has been fined £200,000 after asbestos was disturbed at a primary school.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th September 2018

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Drink-driver caught doing over 140mph on M69 in Leicestershire – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2018 in drunk in charge, fines, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been banned from driving for 24 months after being caught speeding at more than 140mph while over the drink-drive limit.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2018

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Boy fined £500 for kicking dog to death in St Ives – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in animal cruelty, fines, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been fined £500 for punching and kicking a “much-loved” pet dog to death.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2018

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Shopkeeper gets jail for selling illegal skin lightening products – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in fines, hazardous substances, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘A shopkeeper has been jailed for 20 months for selling illegal and toxic skin-lightening products, in the first custodial sentence of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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UK accounting regulator fines KPMG £2.1 million after misconduct admission – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 21st, 2018 in auditors, financial regulation, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘The UK’s accountancy regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined KPMG £2.1 million after an investigation into audits of fashion company Ted Baker.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th August 2018

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High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bankruptcy, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Any fees not yet paid to a barrister at the time of his bankruptcy do not vest in his trustee in bankruptcy if they arise on a non-contractual basis, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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Barrister permanently banned from direct access work – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, fines, news, recidivists by sally

‘A barrister already suspended multiple times by Bar disciplinary tribunals has been fined a total of £4,000 and permanently banned from direct access work.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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Royal Mail fined record £50m by Ofcom – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, competition, fines, news, postal service by sally

‘The fine is for its actions in 2014 when Whistl, which was then known as TNT, was trying to become its first competitor in wholesale mail delivery.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2018

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Harry Kane fiver: Is it legal to draw on money? – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2018 in coinage, fines, news by sally

‘It is illegal to deface banknotes by printing, writing or adding words, letters or figures.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2018

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£100,000 fine for company that made nuisance PI calls – Legal Futures

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in fines, news, nuisance, personal injuries, telecommunications by tracey

‘A marketing company that made nuisance personal injury calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) has been fined £100,000.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd August 2018

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Barrister fined for failing to follow instructions – Legal Futures

Posted July 31st, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘An experienced criminal law barrister has been fined by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for failing to apply for a forfeiture order on behalf of his local authority client.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2018

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