CPS decide no criminal charges should be brought following investigation into police actions in relation to the Kevin Nunes murder trial – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Operation Kalmia 2 was an investigation to determine whether any offences had been committed in connection with Staffordshire Police’s handling of disclosure of unused material in a prosecution (relating to the death of Kevin Nunes), which resulted in the convictions for murder in the subsequent criminal proceedings being quashed by the Court of Appeal. Following an investigation led by Chief Constable of Derbyshire Mick Creedon and managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was asked to consider allegations in relation to two matters relating to the handling of the murder trial.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th November 2014

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Theresa May unveils shakeup of police disciplinary system – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in complaints, consultations, corruption, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced a shakeup of the internal police disciplinary system, including holding hearings in public and ending payoffs for senior officers found guilty of misconduct, to be introduced before the general election.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Article 6 – the Right to a fair trial – and discrimination in the Armed Forces – Cloisters

‘At a time when the UK’s membership of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”) and our domestic Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”) is a hot political topic, it is timely that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has handed down a judgment considering Article 6 ECHR in relation to special time limit provisions for discrimination complaints brought by those in the Armed Forces: Duncan v Ministry of Defence.’

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Cloisters, 23rd October 2014

Source: www.cloisters.com

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NHS ombudsman ‘failing families’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2014 in complaints, health, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘The NHS ombudsman – the independent service that investigates patients’ complaints – is “wholly ineffective and failing families”, warns a charity.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Duty to Inform and Consult under Regulation 13 of TUPE – Tanfield Chambers

‘The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) have provided a wide range of case law since they came into force. Decisions have often been focused on issues such as what constitutes a relevant transfer or the effect ofinsolvency on a transfer. However, there has been surprisingly little case law which deals with the Regulation 13 TUPE duty to inform and consult and the Regulation 15 TUPE claim to a tribunal for a failure to inform and consult.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 16th October 2014

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

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Regina (Kerman & Co LLP) v Legal Ombudsman – WLR Daily

Posted November 14th, 2014 in complaints, judicial review, jurisdiction, law reports, ombudsmen, solicitors by tracey

Regina (Kerman & Co LLP) v Legal OmbudsmanL: [2014] EWHC 3726 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 481

‘The reference to a “person” against whom a complaint had been made “ceasing to exist” in section 132(2) of the Legal Services Act 2007 and rule 2.10 of the Legal Ombudsman Scheme Rules 2013 made thereunder was a reference to the cessation of the firm or legal entity and/or, if different, the “authorised person” subject to the regulatory regime. It was not to be read as a narrow reference to an individual human being ceasing to exist.’

WLR Daily, 11th November 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Woman murdered by ex was let down by police, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, murder, news, police, recidivists, violent offenders by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said on Wednesday that investigations into the killer’s previous crimes were inadequate and there had been a catalogue of inaction and missed opportunities. Katie Cullen, 34, a senior nursing sister, was killed by her former partner Iman Saeed Ghafelipour, in October 2009.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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IPCC to investigate three police forces over failure to act on child abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three police forces are to be investigated by the police watchdog over concerns they failed to act on intelligence about suspected sex offenders living in their area.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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LeO can hold successor firms to account for inherited complaints, High Court rules – Legal Futures

Posted November 12th, 2014 in complaints, law firms, mergers, news by tracey

‘The High Court has ruled that a law firm cannot escape responsibility for handling complaints relating to a sole practice with which it merged.’

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Legal Futures, 12th November 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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IPCC to examine post-prison monitoring of cannibalistic murderer – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in complaints, drug abuse, mental health, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is to investigate whether a man reported to have murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism was properly managed after his release from prison.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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New press watchdog Ipso needs clearer rules, says chairman – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in bribery, complaints, interception, media, news by sally

‘The new press regulator’s rules must be simplified if it is to fulfil promises to be fair and independent that were made by the industry after the Leveson inquiry, its chairman said on Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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IPO explains how government will resolve complaints about rights holder technical restrictions on lawful copying – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 6th, 2014 in complaints, copyright, education, intellectual property, news, universities by sally

‘Universities, research bodies and other organisations that want to benefit from “an eligible copyright exception” but are prevented from doing so because the works they wish to copy are subject to technological protection measures (TPMs) can now raise a complaint with the UK government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th November 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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IPCC inquiry into North Wales Police paedophile delays – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in complaints, delay, news, police, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘The police watchdog is to investigate North Wales Police’s delay in looking into allegations of child sex abuse uncovered by Canadian police.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2014

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New rules on remote gambling set to come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in advertising, complaints, gambling, jurisdiction, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Organisations which provide or advertise remote gambling facilities in Great Britain must now be licensed by the Gambling Commission regardless of where those organisations are based in the world, under new rules that come into force tomorrow [1 November].’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Puppy farmer jailed for at least 25 years for double murder – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An 82-year-old puppy farmer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his partner and her daughter in a double killing on his dog farm in Surrey.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Abuse inquiry: Fiona Woolf faces fresh pressure to quit – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Victims’ groups are due to meet officials from a child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to reiterate calls for the inquiry’s head to resign.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2014

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‘Devastating impact’ of NHS blunders revealed in ombudsman’s report – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2014 in complaints, health, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘The NHS has committed a catalogue of blunders that have had a “devastating impact” on every generation, a report has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Regina (Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd – WLR Daily

Regina (Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2014] EWHC 3413 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 438

‘The question as to whether a complainant was a consumer for the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority’s compulsory jurisdiction dispute resolution rules was a matter of precedent fact to be decided by the courts; it was not a question for Financial Ombudsman Service to determine that was reviewable only on conventional (“Wednesbury”) grounds.’

WLR Daily, 20th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Outlaw ‘revenge evictions’ by landlords, says housing charity – The Guardian

‘Shelter, the housing charity, is calling for a ban on “revenge evictions”, which it says are being carried out by bad landlords on tenants who dare to complain about inadequate conditions or ask for repairs to be made.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2014 in complaints, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) is to continue to investigate the Sunday Mirror for the sex sting carried out against MP Brooks Newmark even though the complaint against the newspaper has been dropped.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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