No charges for police officer filmed hitting woman – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2007 in assault, complaints, news, police by sally

“No police officer is to be prosecuted as a result of the controversial incident in which a young woman was arrested outside a Sheffield nightclub last year, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

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The Guardian, 12th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk 

What do clients think of their lawyers? – The Times

Posted December 6th, 2007 in complaints, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority, special report by sally

“The time-honoured complaints of communication, costs and delay still top the list. But the Solicitors Regulatory Authority is determined to improve things.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police complaints on the increase – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2007 in complaints, news, police by sally

“Almost half of complaints against police are allegations of rudeness or neglect, according to a watchdog.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NHS complaint response “failing” – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in complaints, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“Patients are being let down by the way NHS trusts in England handle complaints, a watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Consultation on complaints handling by Chambers – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 13th, 2007 in barristers, complaints, consultations by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has announced a new consultation on proposals to improve the effectiveness of complaints handling by Chambers.”

Press release

Bar Standards Board, 12th September 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Lads’ mag FHM used topless photo of girl, 14, without consent – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2007 in children, complaints, media, news, privacy by sally

“The lads’ mag FHM was yesterday found guilty of a significant breach of the Press Complaints Commission code for publishing a topless picture of a 14-year-old girl without her consent.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Watchdog attacks Blair over Tube shooting – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2007 in complaints, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The country’s most senior policeman was lambasted for ‘a lack of an inquiring mind’ by members of his force’s watchdog yesterday over his actions following the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Are barristers’ standards slipping? – The Times

Posted September 6th, 2007 in barristers, complaints, professional conduct, special report by sally

“An increase in complaints and several high-profile cases raise questions about barristers’ conduct” – Frances Gibb, The Times Legal Editor

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The Times, 6th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Convicted paedophile abused girl – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“The father of a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a convicted paedophile said he intends to sue the police force over his supervision.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Probe into legal complaints handling launched – The Lawyer

Posted August 21st, 2007 in complaints, law firms, news by sally

“The Legal Complaints Service (LCS) has launched a ‘pre-consultation study’ into its plans to publish the complaints handling track records of law firms.”

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The Lawyer, 20th August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

More students lodge complaints – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in complaints, news, universities by sally

“More students are lodging complaints about their universities, an independent watchdog reports.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Landmark ruling on phone footage – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2007 in complaints, internet, news by sally

“A newspaper has been criticised in a landmark Press Complaints Commission (PCC) ruling on the use of video material on its website.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rail firm’s legal threat to silence passenger watchdog – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in complaints, defamation, news, railways by sally

“Britain’s worst-performing train company tried to silence the official passenger watchdog by threatening to sue it for libel for making a complaint about its poor performance.”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

How well behaved are Britain’s judges? – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in complaints, judges by sally

“Dale Simon has spent the past year investigating complaints about judges.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Scotland Yard under pressure as watchdog finds it misled public – The Times

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in complaints, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Relations between the police and the independent watchdog set up to investigate them are at breaking point, senior sources have told The Times. ”

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The Times, 3rd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sir Ian Blair’s statement: I did not lie – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in complaints, police, terrorism by sally

“Here is a full transcript of the statement made by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair in response to the IPCC report.”

Transcript

Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judicial watchdog debuts disciplinary figures – Legal Week

Posted July 25th, 2007 in complaints, judges, news by sally

“Sixteen holders of judicial office have been removed from their posts in the last year, with a further 16 being subject to alternative disciplinary action, according to figures published by the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC).”

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Legal Week, 25th July 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Peter Smith J case: the first test of judging the judges – The Lawyer

Posted July 25th, 2007 in complaints, judges, news by sally

“The referral of Mr Justice Peter Smith to the Office of Judicial Complaints (OJC) over his conduct has led to the inevitable question: what is going to happen now?”

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The Lawyer, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Watchdog received more than 300 complaints about judges – The Times

Posted July 17th, 2007 in complaints, judges, news by sally

“More than 200 complaints were lodged in the past year arising from the conduct of judges, according to the annual report of a judicial watchdog.”

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The Times, 17th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law Soc warned about complaints conduct – The Lawyer

Posted July 10th, 2007 in complaints, Law Society, news, solicitors by michael

“The Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor today (10 July) raised concerns that the Law Society was not handling complaints in line with its own policies.”

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The Lawyer, 10th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com