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Website owners are being urged to review their online content to make sure it complies with proposed changes to the rules that govern all non-broadcast advertising in the UK.

The warning from regulatory experts at Browne Jacobson follows calls by the Advertising Association to extend the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) remit to cover marketing messages that appear on company websites and "non-paid for space" on the internet. The Advertising Association is calling for the extension of the CAP Code which regulates all non-broadcast advertising in the UK so that the ASA can clamp down on an area that generated more than 2,500 complaints in 2009.

More than 30 law firms and the Law Society of England and Wales have unveiled their individual carbon footprints.

The results reveal an overall reduction in absolute carbon emissions of four per cent among the LSA Executive members' since the first public report in December 2008, demonstrating that carbon management remains a key priority for members, despite the economic downturn.

Planning law expert Oliver Martin has joined law firm Irwin Mitchell as a partner in the planning team.

The former Shoosmiths' partner is the latest recruit to join the growing Irwin Mitchell business and private client team at its Temple Street offices as it continues to increase the range of expert legal services on offer. Fergal Dowling, partner and head of business Services in the Midlands, said: "I am delighted that Oliver, a highly respected lawyer in his field, has joined Irwin Mitchell to further strengthen the excellent planning and property services we are able to offer to our business clients, nationally and regionally."

Two solicitors in Higgs & Sons' private client team are celebrating after passing examinations to become full members of a global legal organisation.

Jo Dutton and Sharon Rowley have both passed their final exams to become members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. STEP is the professional body for people working in the trust and estate field across the world, providing members with a local, national and international learning and business network.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 18, 2010
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