Lancashire shoe firm’s ‘sexist’ topless women ad banned – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, women by tracey

‘A “sexist” online shoe advert featuring topless women has been banned by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Six universities told to change advertising claims – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has told six UK universities to take down marketing claims that could be misleading. Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University of West London have all had complaints upheld against them.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2017

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Universities to be warned over misleading adverts – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Anthony Grainger: Inquiry into senior officer’s evidence – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in complaints, evidence, firearms, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer is being investigated over evidence he gave to a public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man who was shot by police.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Employee wins partial victory on harassment in pot plant case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Westminster City Council employee has won a partial victory at an employment tribunal in a case that arose over a disputed pot plant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2017

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Lawyers aim to “intimidate” clients who complain, says report – Legal Futures

Posted November 6th, 2017 in complaints, legal language, legal ombudsman, legal profession, news by tracey

‘Some clients worry being “bamboozled by legal jargon” if they complain to their lawyers, a fear that can be borne out by responses that are “seeming calculated to ‘overwhelm’ or ‘intimidate’ the customer”, according to new research.’

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Legal Futures, 6th November 2017

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Regulators can be taken to employment tribunals, Supreme Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Solicitors claiming wrongful dismissal can potentially hold the Solicitors Regulation Authority to account in the employment tribunal following a Supreme Court judgment which clarifies rules on bringing complaints against qualifications bodies. The long-running case Michalak v General Medical Council and others centred on a discrimination complaint brought against the medical regulator by Dr Ewa Michalak. The SRA intervened in support of the GMC.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd November 2017

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Deaths in custody: police urged to stop holding mentally ill in cells – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in complaints, criminal justice, death in custody, detention, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service in England and Wales are needed to reduce the risk of people dying in custody, a long-delayed report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2017

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“Complete backing” for not extending cab-rank rule to public access work – Legal Futures

Posted October 30th, 2017 in barristers, complaints, consultations, disclosure, insurance, legal ombudsman, news by sally

‘The cab-rank rule will not be extended to public and licensed access (PLA) cases after the Bar Standards Board (BSB) received complete backing for the position in consultation.’

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Legal Futures, 30th October 2017

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Police custody deaths in UK ‘should be treated like murder inquiry’ – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, London, news, police, race discrimination, reports by sally

‘Deaths in custody should be investigated with the same urgency as murder inquiries, says a long-awaited report that aims to restore trust in the police.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2017

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Police advert banned for suggesting viewers should not call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in advertising, child abuse, complaints, news, police by michael

‘The “deliberately ambiguous” television advert urged concerned neighbours not to call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door, suggesting they call the local council instead.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Purplebricks ‘surprised’ at new ASA ruling for misleading advert – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, estate agents, fees, misrepresentation, news by tracey

‘Online estate agent Purplebricks has said it is “surprised” the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint against it for misleading viewers over its fee structure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2017

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Judge cleared of making inappropriate remarks in modern slavery case – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2017 in complaints, gipsies, judges, news by tracey

‘A crown court judge has been cleared of making inappropriate comments about Travellers when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2017

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Kevin Nunes murder: Staffordshire Police ‘mishandled’ paid witness – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, gangs, murder, negligence, news, police, reports, witnesses by tracey

‘”Significant failures” by Staffordshire Police over a gangland killing led to the unsafe convictions of five men, a police watchdog report has found.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

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Gala Bingo advert banned for suggesting gambling can ease depression – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, gambling, mental health, news by sally

‘The advert for the bingo company, which was created by its affiliate, was seen on the 365dailynews website and described a man who was in debt and ‘stumbled on’ an ad for Gala Bingo.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2017

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Judge who spared aspiring Oxford student from jail after she stabbed her partner is cleared following investigation into three complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge who spared an aspiring Oxford University student from jail after she stabbed her boyfriend has been investigated over three complaints relating to the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2017

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Lavinia Woodward: Sentencing judge investigated – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2017 in complaints, judges, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A judge who spared an Oxford University student jail after she stabbed her boyfriend is being investigated.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2017

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Spot cream advert banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2017 in advertising, bullying, complaints, news, school children by tracey

‘A spot cream advert has been banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Modern slavery trial judge investigated over Traveller comments – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in complaints, families, gipsies, judges, judgments, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A crown court judge is being investigated over comments he made about the Traveller community when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Rashan Charles’s family criticise Met for refusing to suspend police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, disciplinary procedures, families, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have been criticised by the family of Rashan Charles for ignoring the advice of the police watchdog and refusing to suspend the officer involved in his death.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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