Sussex University failed duty of care to student assault victim, inquiry finds – The Independent

‘A top UK university failed in its duty of care towards a student who was violently assaulted by her staff lecturer, a formal inquiry has concluded, following an investigation by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Stalkers facing longer jail terms for torment caused to victims – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2017 in harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘The maximum sentence for stalking available to courts in England and Wales is to rise from five years to 10.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

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Truss orders review to ban abusers tormenting victims in family courts – The Guardian

‘The Justice Secretary has set up an emergency review to find the quickest way to ban perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining their victims within the family court system.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2017

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Prisoner jailed for 45 years over letters threatening to kill people – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2016 in harassment, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A prison inmate who wrote a series of letters from his cell threatening to kill 10 people, including prison staff and police officers, and then have sex with their corpses has been jailed for 45 years.’

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the Guardian, 14th December 2016

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Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson cleared – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2016 in child abuse, harassment, inquiries, news, queen's counsel, sexual offences by tracey

‘The former senior counsel to the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales has been cleared of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.’

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BBC news, 14th December 2016

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Hackathon app “will help LGBT people report persecution safely” – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2016 in computer programs, harassment, hate crime, homosexuality, internet, law firms, news, victims by sally

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people around the world will be able to report incidents of persecution to international lawyers stealthily through everyday social media, after a hackathon backed by some of the largest UK law firms devised an app.

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2016

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Greater protection against ‘stranger stalking’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2016 in consultations, harassment, news, penalties, stalking by sally

‘The government is stepping up efforts to protect victims of stalking by introducing a new protection order – but has told prosecutors that this should not deter them from prosecuting wherever possible.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th December 2016

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‘Pathetic and puerile’ racist convicted of harassing MP Luciana Berger – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2016 in freedom of expression, harassment, internet, news, parliament, racism by tracey

‘A racist serial internet troll has been found guilty of harassing MP Luciana Berger in a string of anti-Jewish rants sent after the jailing of a fellow far-right extremist.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2016

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National anti-hate crime campaign to launch after spike in incidents – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, racism by sally

‘A national anti-hate crime campaign backed by the government is to be launched on Thursday in response to the rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2016

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“If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?”: The Harassment of Cafcass and Local Authority Workers in Family Law Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in damages, harassment, injunctions, news, social services, violence by tracey

‘Bianca Jackson, barrister of Coram Chambers, sets out the civil remedies available to persons subjected to harassment.’

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Family Law Week, 15th November 2016

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Man jailed for harassing Adam Johnson’s victim on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in anonymity, harassment, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘The former partner of Adam Johnson’s sister has been jailed for 16 weeks for harassing the ex-England footballer’s child sex victim in a series of Facebook posts. A judge found that Steven Knox, 30, from Sunderland, caused the 15-year-old alarm or distress by posting photos of her online and urging others to share them after Johnson was convicted of sexual activity with her.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Britain First deputy leader convicted over religious abuse – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2016 in fines, harassment, news, political parties, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been fined nearly £2,000 for religiously-aggravated harassment.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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Sexting between children not automatically a crime, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2016 in children, harassment, hate crime, internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Internet users who post derogatory hashtags or humiliating Photoshopped images could face prosecution under new legal guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2016

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Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour. Research for the College of Policing suggested that officers were focusing on cases involving violence and overlooking other risk factors. Three unnamed police forces in England and Wales are taking part in a pilot scheme following the study.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2016

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MPs call for end to abusive men using courts against families – The Guardian

‘The government must carry out a full review of family courts to stop them being used by violent men to perpetuate abuse against their partners and children, MPs have said.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Woman tried to do son out of £10m inheritance by ‘taking advantage’ of husband’s Alzheimer’s, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in families, harassment, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘A farmer’s wife “took advantage” of her husband’s Alzheimer’s in a bid to do their son out of his promised £10 million inheritance, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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Countess of Caledon ordered to pay legal costs over ‘ill-founded’ claims life coach ‘poisoned’ daughter’s mind – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, costs, disclosure, families, harassment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A senior judge has said that claims by a countess that a personal development coach “poisoned” her daughter’s mind against her family are “ill-founded”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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Revenge porn prosecutions number ‘more than 200’ just 18 months after law change – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2016 in harassment, news, pornography, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘More than 200 prosecutions have been brought since new laws to tackle revenge porn were rolled out across the UK, an official report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2016

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Privately educated heroin addict jailed for conning widow in £80,000 beggars scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in fraud, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A privately educated musician was among a group of “homeless” conmen who fleeced a retired businesswoman out of up to £80,000.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2016

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