BBC disputes Cliff Richard payout claim over police raid coverage – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2016 in BBC, compensation, complaints, media, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘BBC bosses have drawn up a defence case after Sir Cliff Richard took legal action in the wake of reports naming him as a suspected sex offender. They deny the singer is entitled to compensation after publicity about a raid on his home in August 2014. Detail of the BBC’s defence has emerged in paperwork lodged by lawyers at the high court in London pending any court hearings.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Hundreds of police officers ‘getting away with sexual abuse of crime victims’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2016 in complaints, corruption, news, police, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Hundreds of police officers are alleged to have got away with sexually assaulting victims of crime because forces fail to take action against them, a report has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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Ofcom clears BBC’s Remembrance Sunday Marine Le Pen interview – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in BBC, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘A BBC interview with the French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has been cleared by the media regulator over complaints that it was inappropriate and disrespectful to air it on Remembrance Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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MPs are sexually assaulting young staff members in Parliament, MP claims – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2016 in complaints, news, parliament, sexual offences, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A Labour MP has called for a whistle-blowing service to be set up for staff who are sexually assaulted by MPs, in order to help them come forward.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2016

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Hillsborough: police media officer loses ‘coercion to spin’ case – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, misfeasance, news, reports by tracey

‘A press officer for South Yorkshire police who said she was pressured to spin positive coverage for the force at the Hillsborough inquests has lost her complaint with the police watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2016

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Watchdog investigating 187 claims of police failings in child sex abuse cases – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, corruption, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The police watchdog is carrying out 187 investigations into possible failings by police in their handling of historical child sex abuse cases, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2016

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ASA bans Heinz Beanz’s Can Song advert for safety concerns – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A Heinz TV advert teaching viewers how to use cans of its baked beans to drum out a song has been banned for being dangerous for children to copy.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2016

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‘Silent solution’ for emergency calls should be reviewed after murder victim’s 999 call did not reach police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in complaints, domestic violence, emergency services, news, police by tracey

‘The so-called “silent solution” protocol for calls to the emergency services should be reviewed following the murder of a primary school worker who wrongly believed officers would be dispatched if she called 999 but said nothing, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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IPCC wants to overturn iIPCC wants to overturn its own report on Jordan Begley Taser death – The Guardiants own report on Jordan Begley Taser death

Posted November 17th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, reports by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission is asking the high court to quash its own report clearing police officers of any serious wrongdoing following the death of a man shortly after he was Tasered.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Tribunal rejects FOI request over code of conduct complaints process – Local Government Lawyer

‘It is important that a council’s code of conduct complaints process remains confidential, the First-tier Tribunal has said in rejecting an appeal over the refusal of a freedom of information request.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th November 2016

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Will-writer fined £30k after complaints over nuisance calls – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 11th, 2016 in complaints, consent, fines, news, telecommunications, wills by tracey

‘will-writing company which accuses traditional law firms of ‘failing the bereaved’ has been fined £30,000 for making nuisance calls. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed the penalty against Assist Law, based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th November 2016

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Complaints against lawyers fall to their lowest level yet – Legal Futures

Posted November 9th, 2016 in complaints, legal ombudsman, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The number of complaints against lawyers that reach the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has fallen to its lowest level since the organisation opened in 2010, its annual report has shown.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2016

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Henriques report: Met Police in the dock as review finds string of ‘significant failings’ in sex abuse inqury – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2016 in complaints, inquiries, London, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Senior Scotland Yard detectives have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commissionafter a damning report into the Met’s handling of Operation Midland found a string of “significant failings”.’

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8th November 2016

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Crown prosecutors consider complaint against Brexit EU referendum campaigns – The Independent

‘Crown prosecutors are considering a complaint that the Leave campaign misled voters during the EU referendum campaign.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2016

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Scotland Yard criticised in leaked report for spending ‘too long’ on £2m Operation Midland – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 4th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, delay, news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Scotland Yard has been criticized for spending too long investigating allegations that prominent establishment figures sexually abused and killed children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2016

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MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in complaints, Islam, media, news, religious discrimination, terrorism, women by sally

‘The press watchdog is facing questions over its independence after Trevor Kavanagh, one of its board members, used his regular Sun column to criticise the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji just days after her complaint against the tabloid was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Christopher Biggins cleared by Ofcom over Big Brother bisexual comments – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2016 in children, complaints, media, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Comments about bisexuality made by Christopher Biggins on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother have been found not in breach of broadcasting rules.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2016

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Webber v Department for Education (Pensions Ombudsman intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 25th, 2016 in complaints, law reports, limitations, ombudsmen, pensions, time limits by tracey

Webber v Department for Education (Pensions Ombudsman intervening) [2016] EWHC 2519 (Ch)

‘The complainant was a teacher and a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. In November 2009 the pension scheme’s administrator wrote to the complainant seeking recovery of pension overpayments in respect of each year since 2002. The complainant made a complaint to the Pensions Ombudsman, pursuant to Part X of the Pension Schemes Act 1993, in which he took a limitation defence. The administrator wrote to the ombudsman in December 2011, indicating it opposed the complaint. The ombudsman went on to reject the complainant’s limitation defence. On his appeal, the High Court held that the complainant had a limitation defence for the recovery of any overpayments made more than six years before the relevant date when the limitation period was to be regarded as having stopped. On a further determination, the ombudsman held that the relevant cut off date for the purposes of limitation was that of the November 2009 letter, namely, the date of an unequivocal demand.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2016

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City council ordered to pay £115k over failure to manage roadworks properly – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2016 in complaints, costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news, roads by michael

‘Liverpool City Council has been ordered to pay £115,000 in fines and costs after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the authority had failed to ensure that the arrangements for managing roadworks were suitable.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th October 2016

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IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by michael

‘A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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