First Tier Tribunal wrongly struck out landlord penalty appeal after solicitor failed to pay hearing fee, Upper Tribunal rules – Local Government Lawyer

‘A private landlord will have her appeal of a £7,000 penalty for failure to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) decided by a different judge after it was initially refused by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) because her solicitor failed to pay the hearing fee on time, the Upper Tribunal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th September 2021

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Bar refuses to back down on sexual misconduct sanctions – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The bar disciplinary tribunal has rejected calls for more lenient sanctions against barristers who commit sexual misconduct, saying that public trust in the profession must be maintained.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th August 2021

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Landlord wins appeal over penalty for letting of flat without licence as Upper Tribunal says matter should have been dealt with informally – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in appeals, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news, penalties by sally

‘A landlord has won an Upper Tribunal appeal over the imposition of a £2,500 financial penalty by a council for letting a flat without a licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd August 2021

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Boris Johnson announces football ban for online racists – The Independent

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Racist abuse of footballers online will trigger a ban on attending matches, Boris Johnson has announced – closing a legal loophole.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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Councils issue £1m in penalties against businesses for breach of Covid restrictions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities have issued 1,201 penalties to businesses for violating Covid business restrictions, to a value of £1,076,820, research has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2021

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Lockdown fines: Fixed penalty notices should all be reviewed – MPs – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘All fixed penalty notices for Covid lockdown breaches, which can be as high as £10,000, should be reviewed – according to a parliamentary committee.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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Only 39 rogue landlords and agents hit with banning orders – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2021 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, penalties by sally

‘Only 39 landlords and agents have received government banning orders since new powers came into force three years ago to remove England’s worst rental property owners.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2021

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Landlords win appeals over “unfair” FTT proceedings where – in absence of hearing – criminal offences found to have been committed – Local Government Lawyer

‘Three private landlords have won appeals at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over whether the criminal standard of proof was met in rent disputes at the First Tier Tribunal (FTT).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th February 2021

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Thirty-one Met Police officers face £200 fixed penalty after breaching Covid-19 regulations with haircut at station – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 27th, 2021 in coronavirus, London, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘A group of 31 Metropolitan Police officers are facing a £200 fixed penalty notice after breaching Covid-19 regulations while on duty, the police force has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th January 2021

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Lost on (civil) penalties: Sutton v Norwich in the Court of Appeal – Nearly Legal

Posted January 15th, 2021 in appeals, housing, local government, news, penalties, tribunals by tracey

‘Sutton v Norwich (2021) EWCA Civ 20, on appeal from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (2020) UKUT 0090 (LC), 20th March 2020.Underhill (VP Court of Appeal, Civil) LJ; Moylan and Newey LLJ.

In this case, the Court of Appeal considered the civil penalties for a “relevant housing offence” imposed under s.249A of the Housing Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) by Norwich City Council on Mr Nicholas Sutton.

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Nearly Legal, 14th January 2021

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by company director over £99k penalties for breaches of HMO regulations, non-compliance with enforcement notices – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a company director’s appeal over penalties amounting to £99,000 imposed by the Upper Tribunal for breaches of regulations covering houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), and non-compliance with enforcement notices.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2021

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The Self-Isolation Regulations: Implications for Employers – Henderson Chambers

Posted November 10th, 2020 in coronavirus, employment, health, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1045 (“the Self-Isolation Regulations”) are the latest in a series of statutory instruments which have, since March 2020, been introduced by UK Government Ministers under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This Alerter highlights the implications for employers.’

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Henderson Chambers, 9th October 2020

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Police report rise in Covid rule breaches in north of England – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2020 in coronavirus, news, penalties, police, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Reports of Covid-19 restrictions breaches have increased in parts of the north of England in the run-up to stricter local lockdowns being announced, with some councillors warning about “vexatious” false claims of neighbours breaking the rules.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2020

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Doctor fined £4,000 for carrying out unlicensed circumcision – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2020 in children, doctors, fines, licensing, medical treatment, news, penalties by tracey

‘A doctor has been fined £4,000 after carrying out an unlicensed circumcision.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2020

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Half of coronavirus fines go unpaid in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2020 in coronavirus, enforcement, fines, magistrates, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘Half the fines issued by police for breaches of coronavirus rules in England and Wales have not been paid and will be dealt with by the already beleaguered courts, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2020

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New penalties proposed for rule-breaking MPs – BBC News

‘MPs could be banned from foreign trips or made to take anger management classes under a proposed revamp of Parliament’s sanctions regime.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2020

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Penalised for parking on your own land – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Funny thing, the law. You would not, for instance, think you could get a ticket for parking on your own land. But you can. Who says? The Court of Appeal, for one. On 27 November 2009 in Dawood v Parking & Traffic Appeals Service & Another [2009] EWCA Civ 1411, in refusing permission to appeal against a penalty charge notice, Sedley LJ said that: “One might have thought that nobody could commit a criminal offence by parking a motor scooter on his own land. But the adjudicator took the law to be otherwise and HHJ Oliver‑Jones held that the contrary was not arguable.” As did Sedley LJ.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th July 2020

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Council wins appeals over reduction of penalties for unlicensed flat rentals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Waltham Forest has won two appeals over reductions made by the First-Tier Tribunal to penalty notices for unlicensed flat rentals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th June 2020

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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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Fixed penalty notice for breach of lockdown: notifying the SRA – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Solicitors are not immune from receiving fixed penalty notices for breach of lockdown restrictions, which raises the entirely new question of whether that is reportable to the SRA. Ordinarily the SRA is not overly interested in fixed penalty notices but these are not ordinary times.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th April 2020

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