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Complainant Name:
Mr James Stocks

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times


Mr James Stocks complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published articles reporting on his career as a chef which contained inaccuracies, and in particular misleadingly implied that he had never worked with chefs including Marco Pierre White and Michel del Burgo and that his partner had been in contact with the press.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online articles to remove the references to the complainant's partner and the references which suggested that the complainant had not worked with Mr White and Mr del Burgo, as well as the addition of the following footnote:

This article has been amended in the light of Marco Pierre White's confirmation that James Stocks worked for him.

Date Published: 20/10/2011

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