Civil penalties for offshore environment breaches in force from October – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 17th, 2018 in environmental protection, news, offshore installations, penalties by sally

‘A new civil penalty regime for environmental law breaches by offshore oil and gas companies will come into force on 1 October 2018.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th August 2018

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Roofer fined £300 for carrying sandwich wrappers and crisp packets in his van – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in licensing, news, penalties, waste by tracey

‘A white van man has been hit with a £300 fine after sandwich wrappers and crisp packets were found inside his work van.
Roofer Stewart Gosling, 43, was punished with the on-the-spot penalty after a stash of waste he kept in a plastic commercial waste bag was found in the back of his vehicle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2018

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Court of Appeal overturns costs penalty imposed on claimant who gave dishonest evidence – Litigation Futures

Posted June 27th, 2018 in costs, disclosure, evidence, news, part 36 offers, penalties by tracey

‘A judge was wrong to penalise a claimant for not disclosing an important piece of evidence, given that the defendant made the part 36 offer she accepted in full knowledge of her dishonesty, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th June 2018

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Preston free range egg fraud farmer to pay back £500,000 – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2018 in agriculture, appeals, fraud, news, penalties, sentencing by tracey

‘A farmer who deliberately mislabelled barn eggs as pricier free range ones must pay back his £500,000 profits.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2018

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32Red hit with £2m penalty for sole problem gambler – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2018 in gambling, money laundering, news, penalties by sally

‘Online gambling operator 32Red has been hit with a £2m penalty for failing to protect a problem gambler.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2018

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Capita faces legal action after hitting graduates with bills for thousands when they try to leave – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2018 in contracting out, fees, news, penalties by sally

‘Naive or desperate graduates subjected to ‘desperate unfairness’ under ‘astonishingly asymmetric’ contract, says barrister leading case.’

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The Independent, 2nd June 2018

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Drone rules made law to reduce threat to aircraft – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2018 in aircraft, airports, bills, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The government has announced measures to tackle the dangers drones can pose to people, aircraft and airports.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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Councils demand streamlined court process for fly-tipping offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 15th, 2018 in costs, enforcement, local government, news, penalties, waste by sally

‘Councils have called on the Government to “urgently streamline” the courts and prosecution process for fly-tipping offences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Network and information security laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

‘New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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Final UK network and information security laws published – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 27th, 2018 in EC law, fines, internet, news, penalties by tracey

‘UK laws which will implement the EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive have been finalised and published.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th April 2018

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SRA appeals “unduly lenient” penalty handed out to solicitor found guilty of sexual assault – Legal Futures

Posted April 25th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to appeal a tribunal’s decision to suspend a solicitor found guilty of sexual assault as being too lenient, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New Europe law makes it easy to find out what your boss has said about you – The Guardian

‘General Data Protection Regulation holds that anyone in Europe can ask any company for the data it has on them.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2018

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Clerical abuse of spiritual power and authority: Penalty – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 27th, 2018 in Church of England, clergy, disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, tribunals by tracey

‘Our post on 12 March 2018 reported the announcement by the Diocese of Oxford that a two-year penalty had been imposed on the Revd Timothy Davis, following the recent penalty hearing, Decision of the CDM Tribunal, 8 December 2017, (“the Abingdon case”). The Determination of the penalty has now been published formally by the CofE and in this post we examine aspects of “clerical abuse of spiritual power and authority”, raised in this decision and in the evidence given to the IICSA hearing on the Anglican Church.’

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Law & Religion UK, 26th March 2018

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Accountants and lawyers ‘must report’ aggressive tax avoidance schemes – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in accountants, banking, legal profession, news, notification, penalties, tax avoidance by sally

‘Accountants, bankers and lawyers will face penalties if they fail to report aggressive tax avoidance schemes that help companies or individuals move money to offshore havens, under a new European Union law.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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Crackdown on mobile phones at the wheel has cut number offences by half – Daily Telegraph

‘A crackdown on mobile phone use at the wheel has cut the number of offences by half, new figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 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

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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

SRA ponders penalties for failure to publish complaints data – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has indicated that firms are to face disciplinary action if they do not abide by a potential requirement to publish data about complaints they receive – as research reveals that more than 90% of consumers want to see more transparency.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th December 2017

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Treasury replaces tax return fines with points-type system – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2017 in income tax, news, penalties, time limits by tracey

‘The £100 immediate fine for filing a late tax return will be replaced by a driving licence-style points system. The change will come as part of a series of Treasury reforms which aim to concentrate on serious tax avoidance and not punish taxpayers who make simple errors.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2017

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‘Change your attitude’: judge threatens litigators with ‘draconian’ costs penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 15th, 2017 in case management, costs, delay, news, penalties by tracey

‘A High Court judge has warned of ‘draconian’ costs penalties should two parties in litigation continue to refuse to cooperate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th November 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk