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Regina (Albert Court Residents Association and others) v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Albert Court Residents Association and others) v Westminster City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 430; [2011] WLR (D) 134

“Once the conditions set out in section 35(1) of the Licensing Act 2003 were satisfied, in the absence of any relevant representation, the applicant for the variation of a premises licence was entitled to the variation and it would be contrary to that entitlement for it to be undermined by a failure of the licensing authority to carry out a notification process not provided for by the Act.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Digital music player ads must not encourage copying, rules ad regulator –

“A company must change the way it advertises its digital music player because the ads encourage people to copy music in a way that breached copyright law, the advertising industry regulator has said.”

Full story, 31st March 2011


Brothers jailed over Lapland New Forest park – BBC News

“Two brothers have been jailed for misleading thousands of customers at a Lapland-themed park on the Hampshire and Dorset border.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011


ISPs must advertise average broadband speeds, not ‘up to’ speeds, says Ofcom –

“ISPs should be forced to advertise the typical speeds available on internet access packages and not the theoretical maximum currently advertised, telecoms regulator Ofcom has said. They should also not be allowed to cap ‘unlimited’ services.”

Full story, 2nd March 2011


Advertising watchdog to monitor website words – BBC News

“How companies talk about themselves on Twitter feeds or Facebook profiles is to be policed like adverts.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st March 2011


OFT warns misleading ‘money advice’ firm

“The OFT has ordered Money Advice Direct Limited (MADL), a firm that introduces struggling borrowers to debt management companies, to stop using misleading advertising that presents it as a source of free help.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2011


Brothers guilty of Lapland con – The Independent

“Two brothers were convicted today of misleading thousands of customers into visiting a what they claimed was a Lapland-style theme park.”

Full story

The Independent, 18th February 2011


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