Lord Sugar tweet broke UK advertising rules, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A tweet by Lord Sugar promoting a company set up by a winner of The Apprentice has broken the UK advertising rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Anti-Social Behaviour During Lockdown – Thomas More Chambers

Posted May 5th, 2020 in ASBOs, complaints, coronavirus, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘Since the Government imposed numerous restrictions on day to day life in order to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that anti-social behaviour (ASB) complaints may be more frequent then they might have been prior to the lockdown implementation. This article explores, in brief, the options available to private landlords during the time of the COVID-19 restrictions.’

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Thomas More Chambers, 26th April 2020

Source: www.thomasmore.co.uk

ASA upholds legal training company’s complaint about competitor – Legal Futures

‘A company that trains foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors has successfully complained about a competitor that claimed to be the number one provider.’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

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Piers Morgan: Ofcom clears presenter over ‘combative’ interviews – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2020 in complaints, government departments, media, news by sally

‘Piers Morgan will not be investigated by the media regulator for “combative” interviews with government ministers that sparked 4,000 complaints.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2020

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UK ad watchdog bans claims that IV drips can treat coronavirus – The Guardian

‘The advertising watchdog has cracked down on three companies for implying they could provide immune-boosting IV drips that could prevent or treat coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2020

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A whopper? Watchdog bans ads for Burger King ‘vegan-suitable’ Rebel – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘An ad campaign for Burger King’s first plant-based burger has been banned by the advertising watchdog for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, when it is not.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Ofcom assesses Eamonn Holmes 5G comments after complaints – BBC News

‘TV regulator Ofcom has said it is assessing comments made by presenter Eamonn Holmes about 5G technology and coronavirus “as a priority”.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2020

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Woman’s attraction to chandeliers not a sexual orientation, Ipso says – The Guardian

‘A woman in a long-term relationship with a 92-year-old German chandelier has been told that her attraction to historic light fittings is not considered to be a protected sexual orientation.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2020

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Coronavirus: Ofcom formally probes David Icke TV interview – BBC News

‘The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2020

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Ombudsman suspends complaints enquiries of councils and care providers – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has suspended all casework activity that demands information from, or action by, local authorities and care providers, in light of the current coronavirus outbreak.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th March 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK bed firm’s advert banned for associating migrants with coronavirus – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, coronavirus, health, immigration, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A newspaper ad promoting British-made mattresses that warned of “nasty imports” alongside an image of a surgical mask has been banned by the advertising watchdog for associating immigrants with the spread of the coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2020

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Ofcom rejects 309 complaints that Dave’s Brit Awards performance was ‘racist’ – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2020 in complaints, media, news, racism by tracey

‘Ofcom has rejected more than 300 complaints made about a performance by rapper Dave at February’s Brit Awards, which was accused of being “racist”.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2020

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Save The Children misled public while failing to deal with sexual harassment allegations against top bosses, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2020 in charities, complaints, harassment, news by tracey

‘Save the Children UK let down women who complained and the public through serious failures including a cover-up in how it handled sexual harassment claims against senior staff, according to a watchdog’s damning report.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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Met upholds complaint of woman ‘deceived’ by undercover officer – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, news, police, spying by sally

‘An internal police investigation has uncovered credible evidence that an undercover officer deceived a 19-year-old woman into a long-term sexual relationship.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2020

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Onus of Proof in Business Rates Complaints – 33 Bedford Row

Posted February 21st, 2020 in burden of proof, chambers articles, complaints, local government, news, rates by sally

‘Where a Local Authority (the ‘Billing Authority) applies by way of complaint to the Magistrates Court for a liability order against an alleged ratepayer, for allegedly due but unpaid, national non-domestic rates (‘Business Rates’), the Magistrates Court will issue a summons requiring the alleged ratepayer to attend the Magistrates Court to answer the complaint (the ‘Complaint’).’

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33 Bedford Row, 16th February 2020

Source: www.33bedfordrow.co.uk

EAT Applies Jhuti Principles to Uddin v London Borough of Ealing – Old Square Chambers

‘Do the principles set down by the Supreme Court decision in the landmark decision in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti (in which Simon Gorton QC and Jack Mitchell acted for the Royal Mail) apply to the assessment of whether an employer acted reasonably in dismissing an employee for the purposes of s.98(4) Employment Rights Act 1996?’

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Old Square Chambers, 17th February 2020

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Solicitor sanctioned after calling client “sad and pathetic” – Legal Futures

Posted February 18th, 2020 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, Scotland, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who sent “inappropriate, derogatory and offensive emails” to a client and his mother has been censured by the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).’

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Legal Futures, 18th February 2020

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Housing Ombudsman issues guidance for landlords on responding to complaints – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has published new guidance notes aimed at assisting landlords with policies and in responding to complaints.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th February 2020

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Pretty Little Thing: ‘Overly sexualised’ advert banned – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by tracey

‘An advert for fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing which featured women wearing exposing lingerie has been banned for being “offensive”.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2020

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Court rejects LiP’s “indiscriminate attack” on legal expenses insurers – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has struck out a claim by a litigant-in-person (LiP) who responded to the failure of her employment tribunal case by launching an “indiscriminate attack” against legal expenses insurers and regulators.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th January 2020

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