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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Consultation on out of court disposals – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 7th, 2014 in cautions, consultations, drug offences, penalties, police by tracey

‘The response to the joint government and police consultation on Out of Court Disposals (OOCD) sets out plans for a streamlined and more effective system.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

High Court: making defendant pay 10% more for rejecting part 36 offer would add “penal element” – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, costs, injunctions, news, part 36 offers, penalties by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that making a defendant who rejected a part 36 offer pay an additional 10% of the sum awarded for costs would introduce a “penal element” and be unjust.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Tougher penalties urged for people who name rape victims on social media – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2014 in anonymity, internet, news, penalties, privacy, select committees, victims by sally

‘Tougher penalties may be needed to deal with Twitter and Facebook users who are “deliberately naming and abusing” rape victims online, a legal adviser to the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EAT: clause in contract deducting a month’s pay for failure to work notice not an unenforceable ‘penalty clause’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 20th, 2014 in contract of employment, news, penalties, remuneration by tracey

‘A clause in a contract of employment permitting an employer to deduct one month’s pay in respect of a departing employee’s failure to work her notice period was not a “penalty clause”, and was therefore enforceable, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th June 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Lindum Construction Co Ltd and others v Office of Fair Trading – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, competition, law reports, penalties, restitution, time limits, tribunals by tracey

Lindum Construction Co Ltd and others v Office of Fair Trading: [2014] EWHC 1613 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 219

‘Where the statutory requirements for the imposition of a penalty under the Competition Act 1998 had been complied with, the statutory appeal process provided for by the Act was the exclusive route by which such penalty so imposed could be challenged. A party who failed to appeal against a penalty remained bound by it, irrespective of the outcome of any appeals brought by other parties against whom penalties had been imposed under the same decision.’

WLR Daily, 19th May 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Dangerous dogs: owners face tougher sentences for attacks – Home Office

Posted May 13th, 2014 in dogs, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘Irresponsible dog owners who allow their dog to attack people or assistance dogs will face tougher prison sentences from today.’

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Home Office, 13th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Dog attacks to be punished with longer jail terms for owners – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2014 in dogs, imprisonment, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘Tougher penalties have come into force for dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Draft codes of practice for employers on preventing illegal working and avoiding discrimination during recruitment – Home Office

‘The draft codes of practice on preventing illegal working and avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working have been laid in Parliament on Tuesday 6 May 2014 pursuant to section 19 and section 23 respectively of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. They update the codes issued in February 2008.’

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Home Office, 6th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Why the FA banned Anelka for 5 games – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, racism, sport by sally

‘The FA has just published the written reasons of the Regulatory Commission chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC considering the disciplinary proceedings against the Player Nicolas Anelka for making the alleged anti-Semitic “quenelle” salute during a Premier League game. The Commission decided to ban Anelka for 5 matches, fine him and order him to attend a compulsory education course.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th March 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Summit Navigation Ltd and another v Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare SA and another – WLR Daily

Summit Navigation Ltd and another v Generali Romania Asigurare Reasigurare SA and another [2014] EWHC 398 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 104

‘All sanctions were not equal nor were they to be treated as equivalent to one another for the purposes of an application for relief from sanctions under CPR r 3.9.’

WLR Daily, 21st February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Is a cheque book better than a defence statement? – Six Pump Court

‘There has recently been a subtle movement away from the traditional approach deployed by the State to tackle economic crime and its consequences. Whilst the criminal justice system is wheeled out and deployed in the more serious or headline capturing cases, there appears to have been a concerted attempt by the government to impose economic penalties and fines upon individuals and companies involved in financial misfeasance through the civil or regulatory route and thus sidestepping the more traditional criminal one.’

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Six Pump Court, 29th January 2014

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

Court interpreting firm Capita fined thousands – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in courts, interpreters, news, penalties by sally

‘A private company which provides court interpreters in England and Wales has lost thousands of pounds in penalties for its poor performance.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

European Commission v Portuguese Republic (Czech Republic and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 17th, 2014 in EC law, jurisdiction, law reports, penalties by sally

European Commission v Portuguese Republic (Czech Republic and others intervening) (Case C-292/11 P); [2014] WLR (D) 3

‘In the case where, in the context of verification of compliance with a judgment delivered by the Court of Justice pursuant to article 260FEU of the FEU Treaty, a difference arose between the European Commission and the member state concerned as to whether national legislation or a national practice which the Court of Justice had not examined beforehand was appropriate for ensuring compliance with that judgment, the commission could not, by adopting a decision, resolve such a difference itself and draw from this the necessary inferences for the calculation of the penalty payment.’

WLR Daily, 15th January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Costs judge refuses relief despite “qualms” over sanction – Litigation Futures

Posted January 15th, 2014 in appeals, costs, news, penalties, practice directions by tracey

‘A costs judge has refused relief from sanctions despite his “qualms” at the nature of the penalty for the breach involved.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th January 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Radical overhaul of sentencing continues – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in community service, news, penalties, sentencing by sally

‘From this month community sentences will have to include an element of punishment, as the radical overhaul of sentencing continues Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd December 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Government to legislate to cap the cost of payday loans – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Government will introduce legislation to cap the cost of payday loans to borrowers, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

The Upper Tribunal’s first consideration of monetary penalty notices by Julian Milford – Panopticon

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in appeals, data protection, fines, hospitals, news, penalties, tribunals by tracey

‘Upper Tribunal has just issued judgment in Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust v Information Commissioner [2013] UKUT 0551. This significant decision is the first time the Upper Tribunal has considered an appeal against a monetary penalty notice (“MPN”), issued by the Commissioner under section 55A Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).’

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Panopticon, 21st November 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Doctors, nurses and managers to face five years in jail if they neglect patients – The Guardian

“Doctors, nurses and NHS managers will face up to five years in jail if they are found to have wilfully neglected or mistreated patients under a new law aimed at stopping a repeat of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Consultation on out of court disposals – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 14th, 2013 in cautions, consultations, penalties, press releases by tracey

“This consultation paper outlines the existing out of court disposals (OOCDs) landscape and provides an opportunity for the public and practitioners to share their thoughts and experiences of OOCDs and their use, and consider how they might be reformed.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th November 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago