Archive for the 'penalties' Category

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

“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

“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

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Compass sues NHS trust for £2.3m in row over out-of-date ketchup – Daily Telegraph

“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exaggerated’ penalties for minor contract failures including holding a fire door open with a spoon and supplying out-of-date tomato ketchup.”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

“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

“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

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.


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