MPs call for tougher personal data abuse laws – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2011 in data protection, detention, fines, news, penalties, reports, select committees by sally

“Courts should have the power to punish people breaching the Data Protection Act with prison sentences, MPs on the justice select committee have said.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Yobs to be punished by their neighbours under local justice plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2011 in community service, fines, news, penalties, restorative justice by tracey

“Yobs are to be punished by their neighbours in new ‘justice panels’ as part of a radical overhaul of out-of-court penalties, the policing minister will say today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK riots: courts could be asked to dock benefits – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2011 in benefits, gangs, news, penalties, rehabilitation, violent disorder by sally

“Magistrates and crown court judges could be asked to dock benefits from convicted criminals under preliminary proposals being drawn up by the government in response to the riots, the Guardian can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tougher penalties planned for NHS data losses – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2011 in data protection, hospitals, medical records, penalties by tracey

“Information commissioner Christopher Graham says fines of up to £500,000 could be imposed for Data Protection Act breaches.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison drug smugglers warned by Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2011 in drug trafficking, news, penalties, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Anyone caught smuggling drugs into prison should face longer ‘deterrent’ sentences, the country’s most senior judge has said.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Treasury to scrap money-laundering penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 15th, 2011 in law firms, money laundering, news, penalties by sally

“The Treasury is to abolish more than 24 criminal penalties that can currently be imposed on law firms and other businesses for failing to comply with money-laundering regulations.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th June 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

A new approach to tackling offending in communities needed – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Posted June 9th, 2011 in cautions, penalties, reports, restorative justice by tracey

“There is a need for a new approach, with greater consistency and transparency in the use of out-of-court disposals, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate found in their report, ‘Exercising Discretion: The Gateway to Justice’ published today.”

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, 9th June 2011

Source: www.hmic.gov.uk

Offenders wrongly spared court – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2011 in cautions, news, penalties, recidivists, reports, victims by tracey

“Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate found that more than 100,000 criminal offences wrongly result in an ‘out of court disposal’ every year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

ICO gives site operators a year to comply with new cookie law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 25th, 2011 in internet, news, penalties, privacy by sally

“Website operators have a year to change the way they use cookies to comply with new laws, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said. Those that make no effort to change could still face sanctions, though, the ICO said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Fears of rise in summary justice in spending cuts – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2011 in fines, news, penalties by sally

“Offenders will increasingly escape prosecution and be handed cautions, fines and other out-of-court penalties when the spending cuts bite, a former probation watchdog has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Out of court disposals warning – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 9th, 2010 in cautions, news, penalties, police by sally

“Too many cases are being dealt with by out of court disposals where the police are acting as prosecutor and judge, a Court of Appeal judge said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Canon law has allowed abuse priests to escape punishment, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2010 in child abuse, international law, news, penalties, sexual offences, treaties by sally

“The system of law operated by the Vatican has allowed serious sex offenders to escape punishment and must be abandoned, says a prominent lawyer.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Compass sues NHS trust for £2.3m in row over out-of-date ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in contracts, fines, food, hospitals, news, penalties by sally

“Compass has filed a £2.3m lawsuit against an NHS trust amid claims the catering group faced ‘grossly exaggerated’ penalties for minor contract failures including holding a fire door open with a spoon and supplying out-of-date tomato ketchup.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law Commission calls for greater use of civil penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 2nd, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“The Law Commission has proposed a cut in the number of criminal offences for regulatory breaches.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Call to cut number of minor offences – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2010 in crime, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

“Criminal laws dealing with many petty offences should be scrapped, according to the body responsible for reviewing the law in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Hamer – WLR Daily

Posted August 23rd, 2010 in appeals, bad character, evidence, law reports, penalties by sally

Regina v Hamer [2010] WLR (D) 235

“A fixed penalty notice which had been issued to a defendant pursuant to s 2 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 was not a conviction, admission of guilt, proof that a crime had been committed, or a stain on the defendant’s character, and therefore could not be regarded as evidence which impugned the character of the defendant or admitted as such.”

WLR Daily, 20th August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Stockler v Revenue and Customs Comrs – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2010 in appeals, income tax, law reports, part 36 offers, penalties by sally

Stockler v Revenue and Customs Comrs; [2010] EWCA Civ 893; [ 2010] WLR (D) 222

“The revenue was entitled to charge the taxpayer a penalty under s 95 of the Taxes Management Act 1970, even after the parties had compromised and settled their tax claim disputes, so long as the penalty did not exceed the difference between the amount payable on the accurate returns and the amount that would have been payable on a negligent or fraudulent return, within the confines of s 95(2) of the 1970 Act.”

WLR Daily, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Call for drug users to face civil penalties – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2010 in drug abuse, fines, news, penalties by sally

“Drug users should face civil sanctions such as fines or the loss of their driving licence instead of criminal penalties, a former government drugs adviser said today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stamford restaurant faces £50,000 fine – UK Border Agency

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in employment, fines, immigration, penalties, press releases by sally

“Five illegal workers have been caught in Stamford by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 21st June 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Man wins parking ticket battle over bee attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2010 in appeals, news, parking, penalties by sally

“A motorist who received a parking ticket after pulling into a bus lane to swat away a bee has been let off the fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk