Bailiff industry changes proposed by Ministry of Justice – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2012 in bailiffs, codes of practice, news by sally

“Changes to laws governing bailiffs in England and Wales, such as the creation of a code of conduct, are being proposed by the Ministry of Justice.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2012


Mental Capacity Act Code needs revising to enable more effective best interests decisions, says Mental Health Foundation – Family Law Week

Posted February 3rd, 2012 in codes of practice, mental health, news, social services by sally

“The Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol and the Centre for Applied Social Research at the University of Bradford, have published a report calling for the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Code of Practice to be revised to enable health and social care staff to make more effective best interests decisions.”

Full story

Family Law Week, 2nd February 2012


Nominet proposes new code of rules for members –

Posted January 31st, 2012 in codes of practice, domain names, internet, news by sally

“The internet registry for .uk domain names has proposed a new code that would allow it to prevent members associating themselves with its brand if they display a lack of professionalism, integrity or accountability.”

Full story, 31st January 2012


Press regulation ‘needs state support’ – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in codes of practice, complaints, legislation, media, news, privacy by sally

“‘Statutory underpinning’ may be required to bolster the authority of a revived Press Complaints Commission, the culture secretary has suggested.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2012


Big Brother F-words land Channel 5 in trouble – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news by tracey

“Ofcom has ruled that Channel 5 broke the broadcasting code for repeatedly airing clips of Big Brother housemates using the word ‘fuck’ immediately after 9pm – in once case the expletive was used just 11 seconds after the watershed.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2011


Referral Fees Guidance – The Bar Council

Posted December 14th, 2011 in barristers, codes of practice, fees, news, personal injuries by sally

“The Professional Practice Committee has today published new Guidance on the Prohibition of Referral Fees.”

Guidance on the Prohibition of Referral Fees (PDF)

The Bar Council, 13th December 2011


Pensions ‘bribes’ crackdown in place by next summer – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2011 in codes of practice, employment, news, pensions by sally

“New rules cracking down on companies who ‘bribe’ staff approaching retirement age into taking cash payments in exchange for lower pension payouts will be in place by next summer, the Pensions Minister will say today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2011


Voluntary code & membership body launched for third party litigation funders – Legal Week

Posted November 24th, 2011 in codes of practice, costs, fees, news, third parties by sally

“A new code of conduct and central membership body for third party litigation funders has been launched in response to the increasing number of suppliers in the market.”

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Legal Week, 24th November 2011


Code of conduct to be drafted for care workers – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in care workers, codes of practice, news by tracey

“A code of conduct and minimum standards of training is to be drawn up for health care assistants and care workers who look after the elderly in England.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011


Code for third-party litigation funders gets green light – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 15th, 2011 in codes of practice, legal services, news by sally

“A code of conduct for third-party funders of litigation has cleared its final hurdle and will be published later this month, the Gazette can report.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th November 2011


Gordon Brown wins ruling over Sunday Telegraph’s ‘Murdoch rant’ story – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2011 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has won a Press Complaints Commission ruling that a Sunday Telegraph article claiming he told Rupert Murdoch in a phone conversation that he would “smash the tycoon’s media empire” was inaccurate and misleading.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2011


Ofcom proposes new rules on broadcasters’ advertising deals –

Posted November 3rd, 2011 in advertising, codes of practice, media, news by sally

“Commercial broadcasters will not be able to ‘unduly discriminate’ between advertisers when setting the fees they charge for carrying commercials under proposed new rules set out by the UK’s media regulator.”

Full story, 3rd November 2011


ISPs still ‘mislead’ on broadband – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2011 in advertising, codes of practice, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

“Broadband speeds in the UK now average 6.8Mbps (megabits per second) but there is still a huge gap between advertised and actual speeds, according to Ofcom.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011


We have hired Bevan Brittan LLP to help us develop our plans for entity regulation – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 22nd, 2011 in barristers, codes of practice, news by sally

“We will be working with national law firm Bevan Brittan LLP to progress our plans for regulating legal businesses. This decision follows a formal tendering exercise, where the standard of competition was extremely high.”

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Bar Standards Board, 21st June 2011


ICO publishes new code of practice for personal data sharing –

Posted May 11th, 2011 in codes of practice, data protection, news by sally

“Organisations must make sure they only share the personal data necessary to achieve their objectives according to guidance published by privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”

Full story, 11th May 2011


Digital Economy Act: filesharing code delayed by six months – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2011 in codes of practice, copyright, electronic commerce, internet, news by sally

“The government’s code to clamp down on illegal filesharing will not come into force for another six months as the Digital Economy Act is held up by a high court challenge.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011


Consultation on New Code of Practice on CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition – Home Office

Posted March 4th, 2011 in closed circuit television, codes of practice, news by sally

“A consultation on a new code of practice governing the use of CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems has been launched, Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire announced today.”

Full consultation

Home Office, 1st March 2011


Equality Act Codes of Practice published –

Posted October 19th, 2010 in codes of practice, equality, news by sally

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the statutory guidance that will help employers, lawyers and courts to interpret the Equality Act. Three Codes of Practice were laid before Parliament last week.”

Full story, 18th October 2010


Information Commissioner urges organisations to give individuals more privacy choices online – Information Commissioner

Posted December 10th, 2009 in codes of practice, internet, press releases, privacy by sally

“Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching an online consultation on a new draft code of practice which will provide organisations with a practical and common sense approach to protecting individuals’ privacy online. The new draft guidance explains how the law applies and calls on organisations to give people the right degree of choice and control over their personal information, for instance by giving them clear privacy choices or making it easier for people to erase their personal information at the end of a browsing session.”

Full press release

Information Commissioner, 9th December 2009


Youth conditional caution code of practice – consultation response – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 9th, 2009 in cautions, children, codes of practice, press releases, young offenders by sally

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 8th July 2009