Skippers and boat owners fined £200,000 over black fish scam – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2009 in fines, fisheries, news, quotas by sally

“Owners and skippers of six vessels that work out of one of Britain’s most important fishing ports weretoday ordered to pay more than £200,000 for fiddling catch quotas.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th January 2009


OAP fined £1,000 for road deaths – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2008 in dangerous driving, fines, news, sentencing by sally

“An 81-year-old motorist who admitted killing two elderly women by knocking them down as they crossed the road near their home has been fined £1,000.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th December 2008


Theme park fined £250,000 over ride death – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

“The distraught family of the teenager who fell to her death from a white-knuckle ride condemned a £250,000 fine for the company running the theme park today as ‘far too little’.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th December 2008


‘Summary justice’ soars as courts bypassed – The Times

Posted November 27th, 2008 in criminal justice, fines, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Out-of-court punishments accounted for more than half of all offences dealt with by the criminal justice system last year, according to figures published today.”

Full story

The Times, 27th November 2008


Knife yobs fined as little as £1 – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2008 in fines, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Yobs caught with knives are escaping with as little as a £1 fine, it has emerged.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2008


Court cuts ‘compromising judges’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2008 in confiscation, fines, news by sally

“A leading judge has told the BBC he fears a conflict of interest as courts increasingly depend on income from fines and confiscations to operate.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th November 2008


Former nursery owner is fined £35,000 after death of child – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2008 in children, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

“The former owner of a nursery, where a toddler died after getting her neck trapped in the drawstring of a bag, was fined £35,000 yesterday for breaking health and safety regulations.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th October 2008


Trust fined over scalding death – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

“A healthcare trust has been ordered to pay £20,000 following the death of a man who was scalded in a bath.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th October 2008


Regina v Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust – Times Law Reports

Posted October 10th, 2008 in fines, hospitals, law reports, medicines, public interest by sally

Regina v Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust

Court of Appeal

“It was against the public interest to punish by a large fine a not-for-profit organisation, carrying out work for the public benefit, where a failing occurred without fault on the part of that body, but through an act or default of an employee, to whom the task was properly delegated and who was properly trained.”

The Times, 10th October 2008


Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Council fined over theatre safety – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, news, theatre by sally

“A council has been fined a maximum £45,000 after a teacher fell down a lift shaft backstage at a theatre while preparing for the Urdd eisteddfod.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th October 2008


Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act comes into force –

Posted September 30th, 2008 in company law, fines, local government, news by sally

“Regulators could be given the power to fine companies and order them directly to stop doing something under new laws to come into force in the UK on Wednesday.”

Full story, 29th September 2008


Motorist who killed pensioner fined £50 – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2008 in driving without due care & attention, fines, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who killed a pensioner while driving friends to a band rehearsal has been fined just £50.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2008


Sausage roll fine case dismissed – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2008 in fines, litter, news by sally

“A mother who was taken to court after refusing to pay a £75 fine for dropping a piece of sausage roll on the pavement has had her case dismissed.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th August 2008


Police cautions and on-the-spot fines leave magistrates with nothing to do – The Times

Posted August 28th, 2008 in fines, magistrates, news by sally

“Adult and youth courts in the Midlands are being cancelled because more offenders are being given on-the-spot fines, according to a letter leaked to The Times.”

Full story

The Times, 28th August 2008


Uninsured drivers get lower fines but are killing more people – The Times

Posted August 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, fines, news, road traffic offences by sally

“The number of deaths caused by uninsured drivers has risen by nearly a third in six years while offenders have been facing softer penalties.”

Full story

The Times, 15th August 2008


Boy suffers ‘blast injury’ from exploding joke pen – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2008 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A toy company has been fined more than £5,000 after a nine-year-old boy suffered a ‘blast injury’ in his eye from a joke exploding pen.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2008

Source: pushes £50,000 fine for online copyright infringement – The Register

Posted August 12th, 2008 in copyright, fines, news by sally

“The government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum fine for traders in copyright-infringing material from £5,000 to £50,000 as part of a plan to protect ‘creative Britain’.”

Full story

The Register, 12th August 2008


Criminal record for not paying bus fare – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2008 in criminal records, fines, news, transport by sally

“A young mother has been fined and given a criminal record for not paying her 90p fare on a London bus.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2008


Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in company law, fines, legislation, local government by sally

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)


Family of teenager killed by cyclist call for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in bicycles, fines, news by sally

“The family of a teenager killed by a speeding cyclist have called for a change in the law after he walked free from court with just a ‘laughable’ fine.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008