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Complainant Name:
Harry Cichy

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Nottingham Post


Harry Cichy complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had reported an employment tribunal in which Tony Bennett was referred to as a "solicitor". The complainant pointed out that Mr Bennett was not a qualified solicitor: he was retired, had not been in possession of a solicitors practising certificate for a number of years and, therefore, was not qualified to act as a solicitor.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a follow-up article (which stated that Mr Bennett was only acting as the defendant's representative in the tribunal in question) accompanied by the following clarification:

In an article on November 20, 2009, regarding the tribunal we referred to Tony Bennett as a solicitor. Mr Bennett has since told us he retired in 1999 and is no longer registered with the Solicitors' Regulation Authority. We are happy to make the position clear.

Date Published: 04/03/2010

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