PPI firm fined £350,000 for making 75 million spam calls in four months – The Independent

‘A PPI company that made 75 million nuisance calls in just four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The director of Miss-sold Products UK Ltd will not face any punishment despite the company he ran “blatantly ignoring the law” because of shortcomings in existing legislation, the ICO said on Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2018

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DEFRA consults on allowing councils to fine people over fly-tipping – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities could have the option of fining those whose waste ends up fly-tipped or illegally dumped rather than having to pursue them through the courts, under proposals put out for consultation by the Government today.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Surgeon sentenced for burning initials on patients’ livers – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A surgeon has pleaded guilty to assault by beating after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Another £400k penalty for a cyber security breach – Technology Law Update

Posted January 15th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, fines, news, penalties, telecommunications by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £400,000 fine on mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse following a 2015 cyber attack. Originating from an IP address in Vietnam, the hack went on for 15 days before detection. It exposed the personal data of more than three million customers and 1,000 members of staff.’

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Technology Law Update, 11th January 2018

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Householders could face fines for using fly-tippers – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in environmental protection, fines, local government, news, waste by sally

‘Households whose rubbish ends up being dumped illegally by unauthorised disposal companies could face fines under plans being considered by the government.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Fines under GDPR wait for businesses that fail to fix known security flaws now, says UK watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 11th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, fines, news, regulations by tracey

‘Data breaches that arise after new EU data protection laws take effect but which stem from security flaws that were known about prior to then will be enforced under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

SDT orders solicitor who failed to overturn £2,000 fine to pay £54,000 in costs – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has ordered a solicitor who tried to overturn a fine of £2,000 from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to pay £54,000 in costs following her unsuccessful appeal.’

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Legal Futuresm 9th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Laser pen offenders face five years in jail and unlimited fines under new laws – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2017 in aircraft, bills, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic, sentencing, ships, transport by tracey

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground and sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years under new laws. Offenders also face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport (DfT) measures to boost safety.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2017

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Broker fined £4m by FCA over ‘truly independent’ claim – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 13th, 2017 in financial regulation, fines, insurance, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘An insurance broker has been fined over £4 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to adequately manage potential conflicts of interest involving its parent company.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th December 2017

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Three out of four small and medium-sized businesses not ready for new data laws face huge fines – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2017 in data protection, fines, news, small businesses by sally

‘Three-quarters of Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses are unprepared for the introduction of strict new EU data laws designed to protect people’s private information following a number of high profile data breaches, a merchant bank has warned.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Council secures fines for planning company over wilful obstruction of officers – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2017 in fines, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A planning company, and its representative, have been fined for wilfully obstructing officers from Brentwood Borough Council in the course of their work, the local authority has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

London borough fined £100,000 after social workers assaulted – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 6th, 2017 in fines, health & safety, local government, London, news, social services, violence by sally

‘A local authority has been fined £100,000 after two of its social workers were assaulted on a home visit by the mother of a vulnerable child they were visiting.’

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Local Government Lawyer, December 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The FA v Cellino – Behind the headlines – Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in agency, fines, news, regulations, sport by sally

‘Almost a year since the case was heard before an FA Regulatory Commission, the final decision in the case of The FA v Massimo Cellino has been published.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 6th November 2017

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Pet ban for owner who tried to heal cat’s wounds with honey – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2017 in animal cruelty, fines, news by tracey

‘A cat owner has been banned from keeping pets for a year after she attempting to heal its wounds with honey. Denise Smith, 58, had applied manuka honey to her cat Blacky’s leg believing it had healing properties which would help him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2017

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Recycling company apologises after trial over shredder death – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2017 in accidents, costs, fines, health & safety, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A recycling company has apologised after an agency worker was dragged into an industrial waste shredder and killed.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Blackpool bar ordered to pay £336k over planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2017 in confiscation, costs, fines, news, planning by tracey

‘A Blackpool bar owner must pay a total of £336,000 in confiscation, a fine and costs for a lengthy breach of planning conditions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2017

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SDT issues unprecedented rebuke of SRA over Locke Lord case comments – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2017 in fines, law firms, media, news, privacy, Solicitors Regulation Authority, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2017

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City firm fined record £500k over solicitor’s links with investment schemes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, law firms, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today confirmed its largest-ever fine levied against a law firm in England and Wales.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2017

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The FA v Cellino – Behind the headlines – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘Almost a year since the case was heard before an FA Regulatory Commission, the final decision in the case of The FA v Massimo Cellino has been published.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 6th November 2017

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Online betting company pays out £2.3m over social responsibility failures – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, internet, news by tracey

‘Betting operator Gala Interactive, part of Ladbrokes Coral, has agreed to pay £2.3m for breaching rules on social responsibility.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th November 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk