‘Professional’ trustees likely to receive higher penalties for wrongdoing, says Pensions Regulator – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2017 in enforcement, news, penalties, pensions, trusts by sally

‘Pension scheme trustees that are considered to be ‘professional trustees’ can expect higher penalties for wrongdoing, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2017

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The sale of ‘grey goods’ can attract criminal penalties under trade mark law, rules UK Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 4th, 2017 in news, parallel imports, penalties, third parties, trade marks by sally

‘Criminal penalties can be imposed on businesses that engage in the sale of so-called ‘grey goods’, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd August 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Two England fans have been banned for life for Nazi gestures – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2017 in news, penalties, sport by sally

‘The Football Association has issued lifetime bans to England fans for the first time after two supporters’ club members made Nazi gestures in Germany.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2017

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Tougher speeding penalties for UK drivers welcomed by motoring groups – The Independent

Posted April 24th, 2017 in fines, magistrates, news, penalties, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups.
Drivers caught at speeds excessively above legal limits face higher penalties in England and Wales from Monday.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge disciplined for offering to pay teenage girl’s penalty – BBC News

‘A judge has been disciplined for offering to pay a penalty for a girl who had stabbed her abuser.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2017

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Student jailed for attacking a man who said train had reached ‘end of the line’ – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in assault, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘A student has been jailed for attacking a man who woke him and mistakenly said their train was approaching its last stop.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New drivers caught using phones to lose licence – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in news, penalties, road traffic offences, telecommunications by sally

‘Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in internet, news, penalties, plagiarism, standards, universities by sally

‘The universities watchdog is being asked to pursue websites advertising essay-writing services for students.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How warring divorcees could face travel bans – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2016 in divorce, enforcement, financial provision, Law Commission, news, penalties by sally

‘Law reformers have called for fresh sanctions against divorcees who try to wriggle out of paying their ex-spouses.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2016

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Greater protection against ‘stranger stalking’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2016 in consultations, harassment, news, penalties, stalking by sally

‘The government is stepping up efforts to protect victims of stalking by introducing a new protection order – but has told prosecutors that this should not deter them from prosecuting wherever possible.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th December 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in appeals, fines, news, penalties, railways by sally

‘Rail passengers who challenge the issuing of a penalty fare could soon be able to turn to a new, independent appeals panel in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2016

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Lord Chief Justice: Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 1st, 2016 in community service, judges, news, penalties, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Community service is not tough enough and needs to be a more visible punishment, Britain’s most senior judge has suggested as he says offenders view non-jail sentences as “getting off” free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2016

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First-time phone-use drivers face points – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2016 in consultations, fines, news, penalties, road traffic offences, telecommunications by sally

‘Drivers in England, Scotland and Wales caught using a mobile phone for the first time will automatically receive penalty points, under government plans.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tax avoidance enablers to face tough new penalties – HM Revenue and Customs

Posted August 18th, 2016 in accountants, consultations, fines, penalties, press releases, tax avoidance by tracey

‘Accountants, tax planners and advisers who provide advice on how to avoid tax will face tough penalties under new proposals being consulted on by the government, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison announced today.’

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HM Revenue and Customs, 17th August 2016

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

Offline conveyancers could face stamp duty penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Solicitors could face penalties for not filing stamp duty returns online, under proposed government reforms to the conveyancing process.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th August 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Can several wrongs make a right? Gallaher v CMA in the Court of Appeal – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted July 29th, 2016 in competition, news, penalties, price fixing by tracey

‘When a public body makes a mistake in its treatment of one person, can fairness require it to treat other people in the same way – even if that means amplifying the effects of the mistake?’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 27th July 2016

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

Buyer beware – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 26th, 2016 in damages, deposits, misrepresentation, news, penalties, rescission, sale of land by sally

‘William Griffiths QC is a successful silk but was the unsuccessful defendant in the widely reported case of Hardy v Griffiths [2014]. Mr and Mrs Griffiths had exchanged contracts with the claimant, Mr Hardy, to buy Laughton Manor for £3.6m and paid £150,000 on account of the 10% deposit, the contract incorporating the Standard Conditions of Sale (SCS).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 25th July 2016

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Trade in so-called ‘legal highs’ now illegal – Home Office

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in drug offences, legislation, news, penalties by sally

‘Unscrupulous dealers in psychoactive substances face up to 7 years in prison as the trade becomes illegal today (Thursday 26 May).’

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Home Office, 26th May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Jailed for false retraction, rape victim to challenge reduced compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was jailed for falsely retracting a true allegation of rape is to challenge the compensation awarded to her by a tribunal.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2016

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Watchdog to ban penalties for savers accessing pensions – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2016 in fees, financial regulation, news, penalties, pensions by tracey

Penal charges applying to people who want to access their retirement savings are to be banned by the City watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk