“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.”
Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011
from the Inner Temple Library
“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exaggerated’ penalties for minor contract failures including holding a fire door open with a spoon and supplying out-of-date tomato ketchup.”
Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010
“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
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