Ombudsman warns on financial appointee role after council told to repay £12k – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority has agreed to repay nearly £12,000 to a disabled woman for whom it was acting as financial appointee, following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th May 2016

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Independent Monitoring Board slams Heathrow Immigration Removal Centres – Free Movement

‘What were Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Detention Centres have been brought under the same management, and are now called Heathrow Immigration Removal Centres. Nonetheless, as the Independent Monitoring Board’s report shows, detention centres by another name still have their same old problems. The Board’s recommendations focus on treatment of vulnerable people, both mentally and physically.’

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Free Movement, 23rd May 2016

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Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in complaints, copyright, defamation, fraud, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their review or face a lawsuit over another part of the law: copyright infringement.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2016

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UK plans full throttle on driverless cars and broadband reform – Technology Law Update

‘Amongst the political noise of the Brexit campaign, the UK’s legislative plans set out in the Queen’s speech yesterday received less attention than usual. But there were some important points to note for the technology sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th May 2016

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IPCC launches inquiry into collapse of gang-rape case – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in complaints, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news, police, rape by sally

‘The police watchdog is to examine a flawed investigation of an alleged gang-rape at a university ball that collapsed as the trial of four young men accused of the crime was about to start.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Gambling ad banned for mocking Christ’s crucifixion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘A gambling ad featuring a hand nailed to a piece of wood that ran over Easter has been banned for mocking the crucifixion of Jesus and the Christian religion.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Barristers unhappy with BSB warning on commercial pressures – Legal Futures

‘Barristers have complained that the decision of their regulator to make public the risk of commercial pressures damaging the Bar could on its own have a negative impact on the profession’s reputation.’

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Legal Futures, 18th May 2016

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Man found guilty of manslaughter for road rage stabbing of solicitor – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2016 in complaints, detention, families, health, homicide, inquiries, news by sally

‘The family of a retired solicitor stabbed to death by a man with known mental health problems following a minor car accident has criticised the NHS for failings that left him free to kill.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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RSPCA to step back from launching prosecutions for hunting – The Guardian

‘The new head of the RSPCA has pledged to continue passing information about illegal fox-hunting and farm cruelty to the police but said that in the past the charity had struck the wrong tone when championing animal rights.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Medway youth offenders centre complaints ‘ignored’ – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2016 in complaints, detention, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of complaints about how G4S ran three youth offender centres were ignored, a report has concluded.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2016

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Police watchdog to investigate Hillsborough inquest spin claims – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that South Yorkshire police tried to influence daily media coverage of the Hillsborough inquests and spin what the force considered to be evidence favourable to it.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Hillsborough verdict sparks call to rebalance police and criminal justice system – The Guardian

‘A cross-party campaign for radical reform of the police and criminal justice system in light of the Hillsborough inquests verdict has been launched by the shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

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13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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EE gets Three’s muppet ad banned over ‘undisputed’ reliability claim – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2016 in advertising, competition, complaints, inquiries, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A Muppet-themed ad by mobile phone provider Three has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after rival EE complained over its claim to be the “undisputed” most reliable network.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2016

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Police accused of ‘stark errors’ and ‘cherry picking’ in university rape case – The Independent

‘Police made “stark errors” during an investigation into four young men accused of gang rape, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2016

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Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

‘As the dust settles after an historic victory for the 27 year Hillsborough justice campaign, The Telegraph tackles some of the remaining questions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

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ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The UK advertising watchdog is to launch an investigation to see whether rules about the objectification, sexualisation and stereotyping of women in ads need to be tightened.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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“Change in law needed” to open up Legal Ombudsman to clients of unregulated firms, says boss – Legal Futures

Posted April 26th, 2016 in complaints, consumer protection, law firms, legal ombudsman, news by sally

‘Only a change in the law would allow the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) to cover complaints from consumers of unregulated law firms, the chair of the organisation’s governing body has said as he called on paralegals to campaign for access to the redress scheme.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2016

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UK spy agencies have collected bulk personal data since 1990s, files show – The Guardian

‘Britain’s intelligence agencies have been secretly collecting bulk personal data since the late 1990s and privately admit they have gathered information on people who are “unlikely to be of intelligence or security interest”.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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