High court to hear claims Sarah Everard vigil ban breached human rights – The Guardian

‘Women’s rights activists are at the high court to argue that the police’s decision to ban a vigil for Sarah Everard in London was a breach of their human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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KPMG fined £4.3m for ‘serious failings’ in Conviviality audit – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2022 in auditors, bankruptcy, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by michael

‘The accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), found “a serious lack of competence” in KPMG’s 2017 audit of the company, which collapsed within nine months of the accounts being signed off.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Mastercard fined £31.5m for operating cartel in pre-paid card market – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2022 in competition, consumer credit, fines, news by tracey

‘Mastercard is among five firms that have been fined £33m by regulators for operating cartels in which they agreed not to poach each others customers for pre-paid cards.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Private landlord ordered to pay £65k after breaching planning enforcement notice over unlawful HMO – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £64,000 for breaching a planning enforcement notice served on a property in Barking being used illegally as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th January 2022

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Top UK law firm fined record sum for breaching money-laundering rules – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2022 in fines, law firms, money laundering, news by sally

‘Mishcon de Reya, one of the UK’s most prestigious law firms, has been fined a record amount for committing “serious breaches” of money-laundering rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Council fined £300k after dog walker hit by tree on public footpath – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 4th, 2022 in fines, footpaths, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, trees by tracey

‘A county council has been fined £300,000 for failing to inspect and maintain trees on a public footpath, following the death of a member of the public.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th December 2021

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Climate lawyer loses supreme court appeal over Heathrow leak – The Guardian

‘A lawyer and climate campaigner who leaked the result of a supreme court ruling on the Heathrow airport expansion has lost an appeal against a contempt of court finding.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2021

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New Judgment: Her Majesty’s Attorney General v Crosland [2021] UKSC 58 – UKSC Blog

‘The court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning whether the Supreme Court was wrong to decide that the appellant’s disclosure of the result of the Heathrow appeal, in breach of an embargo on the Court’s judgment, constituted a contempt of court. Furthermore, did the Court then wrongly impose a fine of £5,000 on the appellant, and wrongly order him to pay the respondent’s costs in the sum of £15,000?’

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UKSC Blog, 20th December 2021

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Standard Chartered fined £46.5m by Bank of England for misreporting liquidity – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2021 in banking, fines, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Bank of England has fined banking giant Standard Chartered £46.55 million for misreporting its liquidity position and controls failures.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2021

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Homeowner who poisoned protected tree that overlooked his house ordered to pay £80,000 – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2021 in criminal damage, fines, housing, news, planning, trees by michael

‘A homeowner has been ordered to pay £80,000 for using a deadly herbicide to poison a protected tree that was overlooking his home.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2021

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Natwest fined £264m after taking deposits of laundered cash in bin bags – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2021 in banking, fines, money laundering, news by tracey

‘NatWest has been fined more than £264m for anti-money-laundering failures that involved black bin liners stuffed full of cash being deposited, and sums so large that one branch’s two floor-to-ceiling safes proved “inadequate” for storing it all.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2021

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Virgin Media fined £50,000 for sending marketing emails without consent – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2021 in advertising, consent, electronic mail, fines, news by michael

‘Virgin Media has been fined £50,000 for sending marketing emails to customers who had not consented to receiving them, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.’

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The Independent, 8th December 2021

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Car wash that stayed open during height of pandemic fined for breaking COVID-19 restrictions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 6th, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, local government, news by sally

‘A council prosecution has seen a business owner in South Norfolk found guilty of an offence under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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Dozens of maskless passengers hit with £200 fines after rule reinstated – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, news, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Dozens of maskless passengers have been fined as compulsory face coverings were reinstated.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in data protection, fines, government departments, news, peerages & dignities, privacy by tracey

‘The Cabinet Office has been fined £500,000 by the UK’s data watchdog after the postal addresses of the 2020 New Year honours recipients were disclosed online.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2021

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Covid: as rules on mask wearing in England return, what exactly is the law? – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, government departments, health & safety, news, transport by sally

‘As part of targeted measures to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, from 4am on 30 November, people in England will be required by law to wear a face covering in certain places.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2021

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Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2021 in artificial intelligence, data protection, facial mapping, fines, news, privacy by tracey

‘An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.’

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BBC news, 29th November 2021

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UK drivers face £200 fines in mobile phone clampdown – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2021 in fines, government departments, news, road safety, telecommunications by tracey

‘Drivers will be banned from scrolling through playlists on handheld devices from next year as part of a UK government crackdown on road safety.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2021

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Top UK court blocks legal action against Google over internet tracking – The Guardian

‘A £3bn legal action against Google over claims it secretly tracked the internet activity of millions of iPhone users has been blocked by the UK supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2021

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SFO v Petrofac: Plea bargain versus DPAs and the importance of good compliance – 5SAH

‘On 4 October 2021, Petrofac Limited (“Petrofac”) was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court following guilty pleas to seven counts of failing to prevent bribery contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. This followed a four-year corruption and money laundering investigation conducted by the Serious Fraud Office (“the SFO”) and the earlier guilty pleas of David Lufkin, former Global Head of Sales, who was sentenced on the same occasion. This followed pre-charge plea discussions between the parties with agreement being reached as to scope of the indictment and approach to sentencing.’

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5SAH, 19th October 2021

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