BAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus laws – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2020 in coronavirus, fines, news, penalties, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in England are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules than white people, it can be revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2020

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Data watchdog relaxes regulatory function to prioritise guidance on complying with law during coronavirus public health emergency – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will stand down audit work, issue fewer fines and generally use fewer formal powers against organisations that are struggling to meet data protection standards as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd May 2020

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Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed – BBC News

‘Police in England and Wales have issued more than 14,000 fines for alleged breaches of lockdown laws.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2020

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Welding company fined £450k over fatigued workers’ crash – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2020 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic by sally

‘A welding company has been fined £450,000 after two of its fatigued employees died in a car crash.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2020

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Coronavirus: What powers do the police have? – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2020 in coronavirus, fines, holidays, news, police, regulations by sally

‘Boris Johnson has changed the lockdown rules in England, allowing people to spend more time outdoors.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2020

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Judge questions coronavirus case against ‘homeless’ London man – The Guardian

‘A judge has questioned the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to charge a man who said he was homeless with allegedly breaching coronavirus regulations by leaving “the place where he was living”.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2020

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Barrister who “took advantage of BSB’s generosity” is suspended – Legal Futures

‘A veteran barrister who “took advantage” of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) by refusing to pay a fine for almost four years has been suspended for two months.’

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Legal Futures, 5th May 2020

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Coronavirus: More than 9,000 fines for lockdown breaches – BBC News

‘More than 9,000 fines have been issued in England and Wales for breaching coronavirus lockdown restrictions.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2020

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“Misguided” solicitor fined over offensive remark – Legal Futures

‘A veteran solicitor who made an “inappropriate and offensive remark” while trying to pay a compliment has been fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Police fine three Londoners over 250-mile camping trip to Wales during lockdown – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, enforcement, fines, freedom of movement, news by tracey

‘Police in Wales have fined a group of Londoners who were caught camping around 250 miles from the capital during the lockdown.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2020

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Firm’s “drinking culture” led solicitor to alcoholism – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who became an alcoholic after taking part in the drinking culture of a former firm has been fined by a tribunal after two drink-driving convictions.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2020

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Man wrongly convicted under coronavirus law, Met police admit – The Guardian

‘A 21-year-old man has been wrongly convicted under coronavirus laws, the Metropolitan police have admitted, as concerns grow over the use of emergency powers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2020

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Fine for barrister who took 15 months to pay fine – Legal Futures

‘An unregistered barrister and solicitor who took 15 months to pay a £500 fine levied by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been reprimanded – and ordered to pay another £500.’

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Legal Futures, 15th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Walsall dad fined for son flouting lockdown – BBC News

‘A father has been fined by police after his son persistently flouted the coronavirus lockdown rules.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Woman ‘wrongly charged under new law’ – BBC News

‘British Transport Police has admitted wrongly charging a woman who was fined £660 under coronavirus legislation.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2020

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York woman fined for breaching coronavirus rules – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, enforcement, fines, health, news by sally

‘A woman has been fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions after she refused to tell police who she was and why she was at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2020

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Criminal Powers in response to Covid-19 – stay indoors instructions – 5SAH

‘On 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister instructed everyone to remain in their homes in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The overwhelming majority of individuals and businesses have taken steps to comply with that instruction. However, concerns remained about the large number of people continuing to use London Underground, groups of people congregating in public places and a small number of people steadfastly refusing to comply. From the off, law enforcement officials were asking to be furnished with powers to enforce compliance.’

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5SAH, 30th March 2020

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UK police warned against ‘overreach’ in use of virus lockdown powers – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs are drawing up new guidance warning forces not to overreach their lockdown enforcement powers after withering criticism of controversial tactics to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2020

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Coronavirus: Court fine for Tesco queue rule breaker – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, fines, health, health & safety, news by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to breaching coronavirus social distancing rules by repeatedly approaching people in a supermarket queue.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2020

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Police fine people over social distancing – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, enforcement, fines, health, health & safety, news, police by sally

‘Police forces in England and Wales have fined people for ignoring guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2020

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