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Van driver fails in appeal against parking charges for parking in private car park

A van driver who received no fewer than 22 penalty charge notices after parking his vehicle in a pri ...

Published 20 July 2018

Pro-Brexit campaign fined £61,000 and referred to police over electoral law breaches

The lead pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to ...

Published 17 July 2018

Facebook issued record £500,000 fine over failure to safeguard user information during Brexit vote

Facebook broke the law during the Brexit referendum – by failing to safeguard people&rsqu ...

Published 11 July 2018

Price setting software risks breaching competition law

Michael Dean Businesses using high-tech optimisation tools to analyse data and prices could ina ...

Published 4 July 2018

ICO fines Bible Society £100,000 after security failings put personal data at risk

Steve Eckersley The British and Foreign Bible Society has been fined £100,000 by the Info ...

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: The Planning (Scotland) Bill passes stage 1

Alastair McKie Alastair McKie looks at the details of major planning legislation wending its wa ...

Published 7 June 2018

Court service maintains strong fines collection rate

The court service has maintained a strong fines collection rate, new figures show. Eighty-six per c ...

Published 1 June 2018

Bosses of nuisance call companies to be held personally liable

The bosses of firms which make nuisance calls could face fines of up to £500,000 under UK gove ...

Published 30 May 2018

Google comes under fire for revealing rape victims in searches

Google is enabling users to uncover the identities of rape victims whose anonymity is guaranteed und ...

Published 22 May 2018

Leave.EU fined £70k for breaching law during 2016 referendum

Liz Bilney The Electoral Commission has slapped campaign group Leave.EU with a £70,000 fi ...

Published 11 May 2018

Inverclyde Council seeks power to fine idling drivers

Inverclyde Council has applied to the Scottish government for permission to issue fixed penalty noti ...

Published 9 May 2018

I’m a celebrity, fine me £86,000

TV personality Ant McPartlin has been given what is thought to be one of the largest drink driving f ...

Published 17 April 2018

Scottish government plans for presumption against short sentences criticised

Liam Kerr More than 10,000 criminals – including those convicted of homicide and attempted murder ...

Published 11 April 2018

Blog: GDPR – The value of personal data

Niall McMullan Niall McMullan, associate partner at Worthingtons Solicitors, writes on the value of ...

Published 5 April 2018

First tax appeal case heard under online 'video hearing' pilot

The first tax appeal case heard under the UK government's online "video hearing" pilot has taken pla ...

Published 27 March 2018