Written pupillage agreements to reduce “inappropriate behaviour” – Legal Futures

‘Making written pupillage agreements compulsory could reduce the risk of pupil barristers being subjected to “inappropriate behaviour”, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.
It signalled the move in an informal consultation that also proposes to make it compulsory for chambers and other training providers to bring their pupillage recruitment timetables into line with the Pupillage Gateway.’

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Legal Futures, 9th May 2019

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BSB seeking views on pupillage recruitment and advertising timetable – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 8th, 2019 in advertising, barristers, press releases, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is writing to key stakeholders to ask whether it should be made mandatory for Chambers and other Authorised Education and Training Organisations (AETOs) providing the pupillage / work-based learning component of Bar training to bring their recruitment timetable into line with the Pupillage Gateway. Currently, the gateway timetable is between November and May. All pupillages must currently be advertised on the Gateway but the BSB believes that obliging all those offering pupillage to recruit to the same timetable would make recruitment fairer for all candidates.’

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Bar Standards Board, 7th may 2019

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CMC censured over ‘all birth injuries caused by negligence’ claim – Litigation Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a claims management company whose advertising implied that birth injuries were only caused by medical negligence.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2019

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Give local authorities extra powers to curb junk food ads – report – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2019 in advertising, children, enforcement, food, health, local government, London, news by sally

‘Local authorities should be given greater powers to make it easier for them to impose restrictions on junk food advertising in their areas, a report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2019

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Computer hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed after UK’s ‘most serious’ cyber crime investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2019 in advertising, blackmail, computer crime, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing the users of porn sites around the world as part of the UK’s most serious cyber crime case, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Inquiry launched into data use from no-deal Brexit ads on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2019 in advertising, brexit, data protection, internet, news, referendums by tracey

‘The information commissioner’s office will use its legal powers to obtain information from Facebook about a secretive network of pro-Brexit advertising campaigns on the social network, following revelations about the involvement of Sir Lynton Crosby’s company in campaigns pushing for a hard no-deal Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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Five online gambling firms break UK rules on ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2019 in advertising, children, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘The UK advertising watchdog has caught five gambling firms, including Aston Villa’s sponsor Unibet, breaking strict rules that ban them from targeting children with online betting ads.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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Adtech, ePrivacy and the GDPR – Panopticon

Posted March 25th, 2019 in advertising, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Scarcely a week goes by without my saying to someone or other (clients, colleagues, my children round the dinner table): the GDPR is not an exhaustive regime – where applicable, you need to ensure compliance with ePrivacy laws as well. Especially when it comes to electronic marketing communications, cookies and related ad tech. This inevitably prompts the question: aren’t we supposed to be getting a new ePrivacy law? What’s the delay?’

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Panopticon, 22nd March 2019

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Advertising watchdog rules fake autism ‘cure’ adverts must stop – BBC News

‘Advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered 150 homeopaths operating in the UK to stop claiming they can cure autism.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2019

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Brexit food stockpiling loan ad banned – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2019 in advertising, brexit, complaints, food, news by sally

‘A financial services company has been ordered not to reuse an advert in which it tried to persuade people to take out a loan, in case they wanted to stockpile food because of Brexit.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2019

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Firm fined record £124,000 for sending millions of misleading letters – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has issued its biggest ever fine, against a business which sent six million marketing letters containing misleading statements.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th March 2019

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BT advert banned for unsubstantiated broadband speed claims – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2019 in advertising, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘BT has been ordered not to run an ad which claimed that its broadband package featured the “UK’s most powerful WiFi”.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2019

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Lip filler advert banned after it suggested procedure was ‘as commonplace’ as getting haircut – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2019 in advertising, children, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An advert for lip fillers has been banned for suggesting the procedure was “as commonplace as getting your hair done”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2019

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Gambling ads guidance promotes data and social media tools – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in advertising, children, codes of practice, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘Stricter standards will apply to gambling adverts in the UK from April this year as regulators address the risk of “irresponsible” marketing and seek to protect children from harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Digital ad market under fresh scrutiny amid competition concerns – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2019 in advertising, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, public interest by sally

‘Facebook and Google could be forced to open up their businesses and share details of how their advertising model works, after the government backed an investigation into concerns that their dominance of the online advertising business is hurting news publishers.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2019

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Pub operator faces £51k fine over advertisement on side of building – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in advertising, fines, licensed premises, news by sally

‘The operator of a pub in Gateshead has been ordered to pay more than £51,000 after ignoring demands to remove an illegal advertisement on his building.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Hotel booking sites to end ‘misleading’ sales – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, consumer protection, hotels, internet, news by tracey

‘Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago have been investigated over pressure selling and misleading discount claims, the competition watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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I’m A Celebrity app’s gambling ads criticised – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, gambling, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Gambling games promoted within the official I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! app have earned the firm behind them a rebuke from the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Where does the Martin Lewis case leave media law? – Litigation Futures

Posted January 30th, 2019 in advertising, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘Last week’s settlement of Martin Lewis’s high-profile defamation claim against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge to regulators about the practical application of media law to publishers of online advertising campaigns.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th January 2019

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BSB reviews pupillage recruitment practice at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

‘New research published today presents the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB’s) review of the way in which pupillages were advertised in 2018 and in the selection criteria used by barristers’ chambers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 21st January 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk