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.’

Full story

The Independent, 27th April 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

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.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

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.’

Full story

The Guardian, 28th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 26th April 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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”.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Police watchdog to take over inquiry into officers’ alleged £1m fraud – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2016 in complaints, fraud, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will take over an investigation into allegations of a £1m fraud at the Police Federation of England and Wales.’

Full story

The Guardian, 15th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Police watchdog to take over inquiry into officers’ alleged £1m fraud – The Guardian

Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2016 in complaints, libraries, local government, London, news, planning by sally

‘The government is to investigate a council’s plans to turn some of its libraries into gyms with unstaffed book-lending sections, following a protest against the scheme – which won support from authors including Nick Hornby and Ali Smith.’

Full story

The Guardian, 11th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans – The Guardian

Former royal aide cleared of abuse calls for sacking of Met chief – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2016 in bail, child abuse, complaints, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh who was cleared of historical sex offences says he felt “like a lamb to the slaughter” during the case. Lt Col Benjamin Herman, 81, was acquitted last year of abusing a girl in the early 1970s, when she was aged around 11 or 12 and he was working as equerry to Prince Philip. He said his family went through “absolute hell” after he was arrested in February 2013. He spent 27 months on bail before eventually being cleared by a jury in less than an hour following a trial at Blackfriars crown court in London.’

Full story

The Guardian, 10th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Former royal aide cleared of abuse calls for sacking of Met chief – The Guardian

Lord chief justice intervenes in case of judge suing MoJ for race discrimination – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice has personally intervened in the case of a judge who is suing the government for racial discrimination.’

Full story

The Guardian, 7th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Lord chief justice intervenes in case of judge suing MoJ for race discrimination – The Guardian

BSB warns commercial pressures driving barristers to take risks – Legal Futures

Posted April 7th, 2016 in barristers, complaints, legal profession, news by sally

‘Commercial pressures on barristers are causing high risk behaviours that are detectable in complaints received by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), an assessment of future regulatory dangers has revealed.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 6th April 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Comments Off on BSB warns commercial pressures driving barristers to take risks – Legal Futures

Gucci ad banned over ‘unhealthily thin’ model – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, internet, news by tracey

‘Model’s pose made her waist look very small, while her dark makeup made her face look gaunt, says ASA.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Gucci ad banned over ‘unhealthily thin’ model – The Guardian

British Transport Police ends plan to scrap Tube sex crime unit – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2016 in complaints, London, news, police, sexual offences, statistics, transport, women by sally

‘A specialist policing unit which investigates sexual offences on the Tube will not be disbanded the British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed.’

Full story

BBC News, 2nd April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on British Transport Police ends plan to scrap Tube sex crime unit – BBC News

de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

DWP tribunal criticises Labour MP Jess Phillips for ‘showing too much affection and friendship’ – The Independent

‘A Labour MP has been criticised by a judge at a tribunal for showing too much affection and friendship towards a constituent on disability benefits. ‘

Full story

The Independent, 3rd April 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on DWP tribunal criticises Labour MP Jess Phillips for ‘showing too much affection and friendship’ – The Independent

Drew Review: South Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse was ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘South Yorkshire Police’s handling of child sexual exploitation (CSE) was “inadequate” and the force “regularly missed” opportunities to tackle the problem, a report has found.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Drew Review: South Yorkshire Police’s handling of abuse was ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Operation Midland: ‘Nick’ could be investigated for wasting police time – Daily Telegraph

‘The man who sparked the flawed Operation Midland investigation could be investigated for wasting police time after a sex abuse victim lodged a formal complaint with Scotland Yard accusing him of making up the allegations.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Operation Midland: ‘Nick’ could be investigated for wasting police time – Daily Telegraph

Last living suspect in VIP paedophile ring inquiry will not face charges – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, murder, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘The last living suspect at the centre of a police investigation into an alleged VIP paedophile ring that was accused of killing three children has been told he will face no charges. Harvey Proctor, the former Conservative MP, was given the news on Monday afternoon following a conversation between his solicitors and a senior Met officer.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Last living suspect in VIP paedophile ring inquiry will not face charges – The Guardian

Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

‘Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police cell.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

Nuisance calls by ‘ambulance chasers’ soar despite attempts at crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘One in five people receives an unsolicited, nuisance call every day in a practice fuelled by “ambulance-chasing lawyers,” a report has warned. The compensation culture, which is driven by claims management companies, has soared, despite government attempts to crack down on the practice.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Nuisance calls by ‘ambulance chasers’ soar despite attempts at crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Man given vasectomy by mistake after complaining about waiting times – Daily Telegraph

‘A hospital doctor who gave a man a vasectomy by mistake after he complaint about waiting for another procedure has admitted misconduct charges.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Man given vasectomy by mistake after complaining about waiting times – Daily Telegraph