Archive for the 'ombudsmen' Category

First details of Commission data protection action against UK are revealed –

“Details of the European Commission’s objections to the Data Protection Act (DPA) have been revealed for the first time. A document has been published outlining why the Commission thinks the DPA fails to implement the EU’s Data Protection Directive.”

Full story, 22nd February 2011


Ombudsman to investigate complaints against LSC – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Parliamentary Ombudsman is to investigate complaints of maladministration made against the Legal Services Commission by the Law Society and several law firms over its late claims to recoup payments made on account.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 4th November 2010


Public Services Ombudsmen – Law Commission

“The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law relating to the public services ombudsmen. On 2 September 2010, we published a consultation paper, which contains our detailed provisional proposals for reform.”

Full story

Law Commission, 2nd September 2010


Three million in the queue for compensation over PPI mis-selling – The Guardian

“Nearly three million people who took out payment protection insurance (PPI) sold by banks and other lenders could be in line for compensation totalling more than £2bn after the Financial Services Authority today issued new rules on how firms should handle the flood of complaints over mis-selling.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th August 2010


Regina (Gaunt) v Ofcom (Liberty intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Gaunt) v Ofcom (Liberty intervening) [2010] EWHC 1756 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 180

“It was not a disproportionate interference with a broadcaster’s freedom of expression, or an infringement of his rights under art 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, for the regulator Ofcom to find that the Broadcasting Code had been breached by a broadcast interview containing offensive insults and abuse without contextual content or justification, notwithstanding that the finding might inhibit the broadcaster’s unrestrained freedom to conduct similar interviews in the future.”

WLR Daily, 14th July 2010


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

Jon Gaunt loses high court case over ‘gratuitous’ interview – The Guardian

“Radio presenter defeated in latest stage of legal battle with Ofcom over interview in which he described councillor as a ‘Nazi’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th July 2010


The new Legal Ombudsman – Bar Standards Board

“On Wednesday 6 October 2010 the Legal Ombudsman ( will become operational. From this date all complaints from lay clients about barristers, solicitors, and some other types of legal professional should be directed to the Ombudsman’s office. The Ombudsman will deal with service complaints itself and will be able to award compensation of up to £30,000.00 against barristers. It will not investigate complaints of professional misconduct or be involved in the consideration of disciplinary issues. Neither will it consider complaints previously considered by the Bar Standards Board.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 1st July 2010


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