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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IPCC: police had series of chances to help man who died after arrest – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, duty of care, mental health, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police missed a string of opportunities to help a young man with mental health problems who died after he was restrained by officers, locked up in a van on a hot night and then left naked in a cell, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2017

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Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2017 in agreements, climate change, codes of practice, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2017

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Ombudsman upholds third complaint against council over support for boy with SEN – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 15th, 2017 in compensation, complaints, local government, news, ombudsmen, special educational needs by tracey

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a London borough over repeated failures in relation to a boy with special educational needs, in a case where at one stage a council decision-making may have acted illegally when it withdrew support.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th September 2017

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Should police officers be separated after a shooting? – UK Police Law Blog

Posted September 15th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police by tracey

‘In February 2017, there was something of a falling out between the police and the IPCC regarding post-incident procedures when police firearms are deployed. Reasonable arguments were made on all sides, robustly and publicly.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th September 2017

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Team investigating anti-MP crime deals with 102 complaints in first year – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, crime, harassment, news, parliament, racism by tracey

‘A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has dealt with 102 complaints in its first year of operation.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Rashan Charles: Officer involved in restraining man whose death sparked protests faces gross misconduct probe – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police officer who initially restrained a man whose death sparked violent street protests is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2017

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“Be prepared to criticise judges pushing reform,” Bar Council chair tells barristers – Legal Futures

Posted September 11th, 2017 in barristers, complaints, HM Courts Service, judges, news by tracey

‘The rise in judge-led reform means that barristers may to start speaking out against those they appear before, the chairman of the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 11th September 2017

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GP probed for giving child, 12, gender-change hormones – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in complaints, doctors, medical treatment, news, transsexuals, Wales, young persons by tracey

‘A Monmouthshire GP is being investigated over complaints about her giving gender-change hormones to children as young as 12.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2017

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Ombudsman criticises council for errors in children’s complaints handling – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 8th, 2017 in community care, complaints, learning difficulties, local government, news, reasons by tracey

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has criticised a London borough after two brothers with learning difficulties saw their care and support packages reduced without their mother being told why.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th September 2017

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“People die of food poisoning” – misleading holiday claims advert pulled after watchdog ruling – Legal Futures

Posted September 6th, 2017 in advertising, claims management, complaints, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A claims management company (CMC) has withdrawn a YouTube advert designed to generate holiday sickness claims after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was misleading.’

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Legal Futures, 6th September 2017

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More London sixth-form schools face threat of legal cases for exclusion – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2017 in complaints, examinations, London, news, school exclusions by sally

‘Lawyers acting for families who claim their children have been illegally excluded from St Olave’s grammar school are considering launching proceedings against a number of other London schools after being contacted by parents.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2017

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