Aldi adverts claiming savings were misleading, ASA rules – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘Three Aldi adverts claiming customers could make significant savings were misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

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Why are the police failing too many victims of disability hate crime? – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in assault, complaints, disability discrimination, news, police, victims by sally

‘Daniel Smith, an autistic man, was charged with assault by police after an alleged attack on him. His is not an isolated case.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Nurofen TV ad banned over painkilling claims in landmark ruling – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, media, medicines, news by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Nurofen for misleading viewers with claims it has special painkilling prowess, in a landmark ruling likely to spark a crackdown in the way companies are allowed to market general painkillers.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Families hope for answers in Bristol review of hospital child deaths – The Guardian

‘The parents of young children who died on a controversial cardiac ward have spoken of their fears that they might not get the answers they crave ahead of the publication of an independent inquiry into their sons’ care.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2016

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Jewish student awarded four-figure payment after anti-Semitism complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2016 in bullying, compensation, complaints, Judaism, news, racism, universities by sally

‘A Jewish student has received an apology and payment of £1,000 from the University of York Students’ Union after complaining of anti-Semitism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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They think they’ve got away: How to catch a historical sex offender – BBC News

‘Sex offenders think they’ll get away with it. And often they do. Sometimes it can take years to bring them to justice, while others escape retribution altogether. So how do you go about making sure perpetrators of horrendous crimes committed in the distant past are caught and convicted?’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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Big rise in complaints by solicitors against solicitors as “litigation tactics become tougher” – Litigation Futures

‘Complaints about misconduct made against solicitors by solicitors, barristers and other professionals have increased by a third in the past five years, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th June 2016

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ASA upholds complaint against “your solicitor rips you off” advert – Legal Futures

Posted June 15th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, fees, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint over an advertisement from a website that claims to help clients recover a “huge amount” of their legal costs, which said that “on average, a solicitor overcharges you by 20%”.’

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Legal Futures, 15th June 2016

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Pensions Ombudsman anonymity move will protect individuals, but could lead to vexatious claims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2016 in anonymity, complaints, news, ombudsmen, pensions, vexatious litigants by sally

‘The UK Pensions Ombudsman has begun publishing adjudicators’ opinions and formal ombudsman determinations on its website and will make the complainants anonymous in most cases.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th June 2016

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LGO demands action over backlog of 1,500 planning control cases at council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has found that the London Borough of Hackney had a backlog of 1,500 planning enforcement cases, some of them 15 years old.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2016

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IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

‘Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hours.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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Hillsborough: 19 people refuse to help IPCC inquiry – The Guardian

‘Nineteen people have refused to assist an independent investigation into the role of West Midlands police after the Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2016

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Successful challenge to OFSTED nursery inspection – Education Blog

‘There is a rare example of a successful challenge to an OFSTED nursery inspection in R ota Old Co-operative Day Nursery Ltd v OFSTED [2016] EWHC 1126, handed down last week, which can be found here.’

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Education Blog, 1st June 2016

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Jack Wills ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority over ‘irresponsible’ sexualised images – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An ad for the teenage clothing brand Jack Wills has been banned for using sexualised images and text inappropriate for young people.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Birds Eye ad gets banned for exaggerating size of portions – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has censured Birds Eye for running a TV campaign that exaggerated the size of its ready meals which the company argued was necessary to “bring life to the ingredients”.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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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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