LSB promises regulators “greater autonomy” in performance regime – Legal Futures

Posted November 8th, 2022 in legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, standards by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has promised the frontline legal regulators “greater autonomy” in the framework it will use to assess regulators’ progress.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Advertising regulator signals crackdown on ‘hot air’ environmental claims – The Independent

‘The advertising regulator is to crack down on “hot air” environmental claims amid consumer confusion around terms such as “carbon neutral” and “net zero”.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stephen Port murders: Families of victims receive Met pay-out – BBC News

‘The families of three men murdered by Stephen Port have received payments from the Met Police over its “investigatory failings”.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2022

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Sceptical crime lawyers lambast Raab’s plan to “extend” higher rights – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers have reacted with scepticism at the suggestion that Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab wants to “extend” higher rights of audience to more criminal defence solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 25th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB publishes two new reports on transparency rules – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in barristers, consumer protection, news, regulations, reports, standards by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published two new reports on compliance with the regulator’s transparency rules and the impact on consumers of these rules.’

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Bar Standards Board, 28th July 2022

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Legislate on filtered images and some cosmetic procedures, say MPs – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in cosmetic surgery, news, photography, select committees, standards by tracey

‘More must be done to help prevent body image dissatisfaction, including putting logos on some filtered images and new training standards for people who provide certain cosmetic procedures, MPs have said.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care firm My Homecare Reading put clients at risk, report finds – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in care homes, news, recruitment, reports, standards by tracey

‘An inadequate care firm put clients at risk of avoidable harm and failed to obtain required recruitment information for some staff, inspectors found.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fire safety ruling has implications for cladding disputes – OUT-LAW.com

‘Construction companies contracted to design and build cladding systems for buildings may have to pick up the cost of replacing those systems in light of a new ruling by the High Court in London.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th July 2022

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Parliament’s watchdogs – UCL Constitution Unit

Posted July 14th, 2022 in boundaries, elections, news, parliament, reports, standards by tracey

‘The Constitution Unit publishes the results of a landmark investigation into the independence and accountability of parliament’s watchdogs.’

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UCL Constitution Unit, 12th July 2022

Source: www.ucl.ac.uk

Regulator of Social Housing launches first of its kind investigation into for-profit housing provider – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 14th, 2022 in financial regulation, housing, news, standards by tracey

‘A housing provider specialising in shared ownership which operates in more than 190 local authority areas in the United Kingdom is under investigation by the Regulator of Social Housing over financial and governance compliance concerns.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Mike Gordon: The Prime Minister, the Parties, and the Ministerial Code – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The current Prime Minister’s long running battle with the Seven Principles of Public Life continues to gather pace. Boris Johnson’s actions relating to the pandemic “partygate” scandal have arguably violated each of the principles established by the Nolan Committee in 1995: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. The Prime Minister’s full house of ethical violations concerning his attendance and subsequent denials of social gatherings held in Downing Street, contrary to lockdown restrictions, have also yielded Fixed Penalty Notices from the police for him, his Chancellor, his wife, and other government officials, with the prospect of more to follow. Yet the Prime Minister remains committed to staying in post, and has refused to resign.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th April 2022

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

BBC News programme ‘breached’ Ofcom broadcast standards – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in BBC, complaints, media, news, standards by tracey

‘A BBC News programme has been found to have breached “broadcast standards” due to it featuring an inaccurate statement which was not acknowledged or corrected on air, Ofcom has said.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Private school downgraded by Ofsted for its approach to social justice issues – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in education, news, reports, standards by tracey

‘A leading London private school has been downgraded by Ofsted for placing more weight on teaching “social justice” than on learning “subject-specific knowledge and skills” while some pupils felt their views were “suppressed” in lessons.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Surgical scandal, regulatory ineptness, independent inquiry and Government response – what next in the Ian Paterson affair? – Mills & Reeve

Posted February 1st, 2022 in doctors, hospitals, inquiries, news, standards by sally

‘Between 1997 and 2011 there were “failures across the entire healthcare system” which included failures of a healthcare regulatory system, and failures of colleagues and managers of the disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson. These failures allowed his “shocking” malpractice to go unchecked.’

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Mills & Reeve, 31st January 2022

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Dylan Scanlon: Death of Oldham boy, 5, is focus of review – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2022 in child abuse, child neglect, news, police, social services, standards by sally

‘The death of a five-year-old boy in Oldham at the end of last year is being reviewed, a council has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Parliament watchdog will not open new investigation over Johnson’s flat refurb – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2022 in inquiries, news, parliament, political parties, standards by tracey

‘Boris Johnson will not face a new investigation by the parliamentary standards commissioner, Kathryn Stone, over the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat, No 10 has confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2022

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Police officer who pursued relationships with vulnerable women guilty of gross misconduct – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, standards, victims by tracey

‘A police officer who pursued inappropriate relationships with a woman feared to have suffered an overdose and another whose mother died would have been dismissed without notice had he not already retired, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2021

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Healthcare Regulation Reform in the UK – Law Pod UK

Posted November 4th, 2021 in health, news, podcasts, standards by sally

‘Robert Kellar QC, of 1 Crown Office Row, discusses with Rosalind English proposals to shake up and simplify the current systems of healthcare regulation in the United Kingdom.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd November 2021

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Toughen up rules on ministers’ conduct, says standards watchdog – BBC News

‘The rules governing the conduct of ministers and senior civil servants need to be toughened up, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Metropolitan Police handed officer personal details of woman who complained about him – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2021 in complaints, data protection, London, news, police, standards by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police shared the full personal details of a woman who complained about a male officer’s aggression when arresting a vulnerable female with that officer – including her home address.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk