Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in energy, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘Households in England face fines of up to £300 and even criminal records if they flout new log burner rules.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The FA v Chris Maguire: What are the Odds? – Football Law

Posted January 31st, 2023 in fines, gambling, news, regulations, sanctions, sport by tracey

‘The FA Rules, rule E8.1 provides that Participants at Step 4 of the National League System and above (see pg. 437 of The FA Handbook 2022/23), and Steps 1 and 2 of the Women’s Football Pyramid (see pg. 462 of The FA Handbook 2022/23) are prohibited from betting on football anywhere in the world. However, breaches of Rule E8 are relatively common, with The FA prosecuting around 30-40 cases in the past three seasons.’

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Football Law, 31st January 2023

Source: www.footballlaw.co.uk

Defendant landlord ordered to pay £52k+ after squashing three flats into basement without planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2023 in costs, fines, landlord & tenant, news, planning by tracey

‘A landlord who put three flats into the basement of one of his properties in Camberwell has been ordered to pay more than £52,000 in illegal gains, fines and costs.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New ‘failure to prevent’ offence could hit lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2023 in bills, crime prevention, disciplinary procedures, fines, fraud, news, solicitors by sally

‘The government is preparing to bring in new laws to create an offence of ‘failure to prevent fraud’ that could put solicitors at risk of facing prosecution.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th January 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Number of SRA investigations into SLAPPs continues to rise – Legal Futures

‘The number of law firms being investigated for possible misconduct relating to strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) has doubled since the summer to 40, the chief executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) revealed yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Firm handed largest-ever fine for transparency rules non-compliance – Legal Futures

Posted January 20th, 2023 in fines, law firms, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has fined a law firm that did not comply with its transparency rules £3,500, the highest penalty it has issued for the offence.’

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SRA imposes record £20,000 fine for AML failings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 19th, 2023 in fines, law firms, money laundering, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has fined a firm a record £20,000 for failing to have anti-money laundering training and systems in place.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th January 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law firm fined record £20,000 for “reckless” AML breaches – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has fined an Oxfordshire law firm £20,000 after finding it “reckless” in failing to comply with the anti-money laundering (AML) requirements.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

TonyBet fined £442,750 and warned on failure to have fair and transparent terms – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2023 in consumer protection, fines, gambling, money laundering, news, unfair contract terms by tracey

‘TonyBet has been fined 442,750 and warned about its failure to have fair and transparent terms, and for failing to follow social responsibility and anti-money laundering rules, the Gambling Commission said.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2023

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FCA fines show focus remains on AML compliance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2023 in banking, financial regulation, financial services ombudsman, fines, news by tracey

‘Recent fines issued to two banks by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) highlight the regulator’s continued focus on driving compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements in UK financial services, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th January 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Firm fined a further £200,000 over Wolverhampton storm death – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A company has been fined £200,000 after a woman was killed by a water tank cover falling from a shopping centre.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2023

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Rogue landlord fined £12,000 for exploiting Bristol tenants – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in consumer protection, deposits, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘A rogue landlord who created fake identities and letting agents to keep deposit money in an “elaborate web of misinformation” has been fined.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

British Airways fined for Rhoose engineer’s brain injury – BBC News

‘The company that maintains British Airways’ planes has been fined £230,000 after an employee suffered a brain injury near Cardiff Airport.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Newcastle council fined £280,000 after falling tree killed six-year-old – The Guardian

‘A council has been fined £280,000 for oversights that led to a six-year-old girl being crushed to death by a falling tree in her school playground.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2023

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SRA to step up action over non-compliance with transparency rules – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to take a “more robust approach” to enforcing its transparency rules after its latest work indicated widespread non-compliance.’

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Legal Futures, 20th December 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Santander UK fined £108m over anti-money laundering failings – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2022 in banking, fines, money laundering, news, ombudsmen by michael

‘Santander UK has been fined more than £100m after an investigation by the British financial watchdog found “serious and persistent gaps” in its money laundering controls, resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds of suspicious transactions through customer accounts.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2022

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Council prosecution sees defendant ordered to pay £80k+ over tree preservation order breach – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 24th, 2022 in fines, local government, news, trees by sally

‘A defendant has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 over the destruction of 16 oak trees in breach of a tree preservation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

MPs back tougher economic crime fines and oversight for lawyers – Legal Futures

‘MPs have backed giving the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) unlimited fining powers in cases of economic crime.’

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Legal Futures, 24th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lincolnshire: Police dispersal order to tackle rising hare coursing – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2022 in animal cruelty, animals, dispersal orders, fines, hunting, imprisonment, news by tracey

‘A county-wide dispersal order has been issued by police in Lincolnshire after multiple reports of hare coursing.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2020

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ICO reprimand for misuse of children’s data: a proportionate response or a let off? – Local Government Lawyer

‘Last week, the Department for Education received a formal reprimand from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a “serious breach” of the GDPR involving the unauthorised sharing of up to 28 million children’s personal data. But the Department has avoided a fine, despite a finding of “woeful” data protection practices. Ibrahim Hasan reports.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk