Rogue landlords should face jail terms to deter them from taking advantage of renters, say national bodies – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2015 in landlord & tenant, local government, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘Rogue landlords should face harsher consequences, including jail terms, to deter them from taking advantage of “vulnerable” renters, national bodies have said.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2015

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CMA new voluntary redress rules provide a route to compensate victims of competition law infringements – Zenith Chambers

Posted September 4th, 2015 in compensation, competition, news, penalties by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority has finalised its guidance on its new powers to approve voluntary redress schemes with effect from 1 October 2015. It explains the circumstances in which the CMA and the concurrent competition regulators may offer up to a 20% discount in the administrative penalty where businesses who have infringed competition law establish schemes to compensate their victims.’

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Zenith Chambers, 18th August 2015

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‘National living wage’ dodgers face higher penalties – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2015 in company directors, disqualification, employment, fines, news, penalties, remuneration by sally

‘Employers who fail to pay the new “national living wage” face increased fines under a crackdown on non-compliance announced by David Cameron.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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Making sense of deposits. Nearly. – Nearly Legal

Posted August 25th, 2015 in deposits, housing, landlord & tenant, news, penalties by sally

‘It started as such a simple idea, the tenancy deposit regulations. But bad drafting and some ‘interesting’ interpretations by the Courts put paid to that. We now have a confusing mess, for both landlords and tenants.’
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Nearly Legal, 24th August 2015

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The Round-up: Controversy over the Courts Charge and Serdar Mohammed – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Howard League for Penal Reform has called for a review of the “unfair and unrealistic” Criminal Courts Charge, which “ penalises the poor and encourages the innocent to plead guilty”. The mandatory charge of up to £1,200 is imposed on those who admit committing minor misdemeanours, regardless of their circumstances.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th August 2015

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Magistrates resign over court charges that encourage innocent to plead guilty – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in benefits, courts, criminal justice, guilty pleas, magistrates, news, penalties by sally

‘Magistrates have begun to resign in protest at punitive court charges of up to £1,200 that they claim can never be collected and encourage the innocent to plead guilty.’
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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Businesses team up to battle English laws on penalties dating back to Magna Carta – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2015 in contracts, fines, news, parking, penalties, Supreme Court by sally

‘Lawyers are in a legal slug-fest in the Supreme Court trying to determine if the English law on penalties has any place in the modern commercial world.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2015

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Relief from Sanctions in the Family Courts – Family Law Week

Posted June 19th, 2015 in children, civil procedure rules, costs, delay, news, penalties by tracey

‘Chris Barnes, 4 Paper Buildings, and Jane Wells and James Billingham, Harney and Wells Solicitors, consider the lessons of H (Children) in which they acted for the appellant father.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2015

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Anti-vivisection activists win right to legal challenge over how Home Office investigated the care of animals at leading research institution – The Independent

‘Anti-vivisection activists have won the right to a legal challenge over the way the Home Office investigated the care of animals at a leading research institution.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2015

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ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (The Consumers’ Association intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2015 in law reports, news, parking, penalties, unfair contract terms by tracey

ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis (The Consumers’ Association intervening: [2015] EWCA Civ 402; [2015] WLR (D) 190

‘A parking charge of £85 imposed once a motorist overstayed a permitted two-hour period of free parking was not extravagant or unconscionable in the circumstances and was enforceable at law.’

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2015

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Recovering penalties from directors and employees: Safeway revisited – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted April 30th, 2015 in company directors, competition, damages, employment, fines, news, penalties by sally

‘Can a company which has been fined for anticompetitive conduct seek to recover the fine from the directors and employees responsible by suing them for damages?’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 29th April 2015

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Not So Alarming – Nearly Legal

‘There are new provisions requiring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties.’

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Nearly Legal, 24th March 2015

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Tribunal confirms no penalty for implementing tax avoidance scheme – RPC Tax Take

Posted March 19th, 2015 in news, penalties, tax avoidance, tribunals by sally

‘In the recent case of Herefordshire Property Company Ltd v HMRC1, the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (“FTT”) allowed the taxpayer’s appeal against the imposition by HMRC of a penalty, which was based on an allegation of negligent implementation of a tax planning scheme by the taxpayer.’

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RPC Tax Take, 18th March 2015

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Monetary Penalty Notices – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 18th, 2015 in data protection, news, penalties by sally

‘The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to monetary penalty notices. The law is complex and you cannot assume that the ICO has got it right, even though they have published guidance for themselves to follow.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

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European Commission fines broker in Libor cartel case – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in competition, EC law, fines, interest, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The European Commission announced on 4 February that it fined the UK broker ICAP EUR 14.9 million for its role in allegedly facilitating cartel activity that manipulated the yen Libor interest rate.’

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Zenith Chambers, 6th February 2015

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High Court confirms finality of tobacco settlement in failed OFT case – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in appeals, competition, news, penalties, smoking, time limits, tribunals by sally

‘A party that had paid reduced penalties through the UK’s early resolution procedure could not appeal the penalties after the competition authority’s case had collapsed and following successful appeals by other parties to the investigation.’

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Zenith Chambers, 2nd February 2015

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Judge expresses anger at “flagrant non-compliance” with Commercial Court rules on pleadings – Litigation Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in barristers, codes of practice, costs, fraud, news, penalties, pleadings, time limits by sally

‘A High Court judge has handed out a tongue-lashing and a costs penalty over a party’s failure to stick to the rules governing the length and content of statements of claim laid down in the Commercial Court Guide.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd February 2015

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José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Jail those convicted of illegal blood sports, campaigners say – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2014 in hunting, imprisonment, news, penalties, reports, sentencing by sally

‘Hunters should face prison sentences for illegal blood sports, be banned from sending dogs underground and prevented from escaping prosecution by claiming that kills are accidental, according to animal welfare campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

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Dropped Pringles lid costs Bristol man almost £500 – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, litter, news, penalties by sally

‘A man has been ordered to pay almost £500 in fines and costs for dropping a snack lid on the ground in Bristol.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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