Huel adverts banned in UK for claiming shakes could help cut food bills – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2023 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, standards by sally

‘Huel adverts that claimed its meal replacement shakes could help consumers save money during the cost of living crisis have been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled they were misleading and irresponsible.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2023

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BSB leaves door open to reaccreditation of barristers – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2023 in barristers, continuing professional development, news, standards by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said it is open to “revisiting” its position that a reaccreditation scheme to ensure the competence of barristers is unnecessary.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2023

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Covid: Powys doctor given nine-month ban for false claims – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2023 in coronavirus, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, standards, tribunals by tracey

‘A private doctor who put false claims about Covid-19 treatments online has been banned from practising for nine months after a medical tribunal.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2023

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NHS trust failed in care of baby who died 23 minutes after birth – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2023 in birth, guilty pleas, hospitals, news, prosecutions, standards by sally

‘The mother of a baby girl who died in hospital 23 minutes after being born has said she was “failed in the most cruel way” by an NHS Trust that has admitted failings in their care.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2023

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Illegal vapes are biggest threat on High Street, say Trading Standards – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, smoking, standards by tracey

‘Shops selling illegal vapes and the sale of vaping products to children are the top threats on the UK’s High Streets, according to Trading Standards officials.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023

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BSB performance in the red as LSB raises SRA enforcement concerns – Legal Futures

Posted January 12th, 2023 in barristers, complaints, news, standards by sally

‘Pressure on the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to improve its performance ratcheted up today after it scored by far the worst of all the legal regulators in the Legal Services Board’s (LSB) annual assessment.’

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Legal Futures, 12th January 2023

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BrewDog boss pays almost £500k to unhappy ‘solid gold’ beer can winners – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2023 in advertising, compensation, complaints, news, standards by sally

‘The chief executive of BrewDog has paid out almost £500,000 from his own pocket to winners of a bungled “solid gold” beer can promotion which he has admitted made the controversial brewer look “dishonest and disingenuous”.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2023

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Permacrisis in Public Law? With Sir Jonathan Jones KCB KC – Law Pod UK

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks with Jonathan Jones about recent developments in UK public law and the Constitution. The discussion covers recent political turbulence, the Union, the Northern Ireland Protocol, Judicial Review reforms, Human Rights Act reforms and standards and ethics in public life.’

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Law Pod UK, 12th December 2022

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Prof Brice Dickson: The UK’s Engagement With International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 6th, 2022 in human rights, news, reports, standards, United Nations by sally

‘On 10 November 2022 the UN Human Rights Council conducted its fourth Universal Periodic Review of the UK’s compliance with international human rights standards. The Council’s report was adopted just six days later and contained no fewer than 302 recommendations from other States on how the UK could improve its human rights record. That figure is up from 227 in 2017. For early accounts of the review meeting see the pieces by Marcial Boo and Robert Booth.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th December 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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